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Computer My computer won't turn on.... no LED when you hit the power button on the front, no fan and no booting sounds. I bought another power supply unit and put it in.... it has a switch on the back (the original power supply did not) .... the power supply turns on and the fans run but the computer is still dead. Is there something else to try or replace. I read somewhere about replacing the motherboard.... is that the next option? or the CPU? I will need to figure out what these are first... but which is the most likely culprit and is there a way to test first before buying more parts? Thanks so much.

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Try to remove the motherboard from the casing. upon reinstalling the motherboard make sure the screw are well tighten and the contact with the case is well and good.

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

I had the same problem with an eMachines I have now collecting dust in a corner. It could be two things: Motherboard is damaged or CPU is fried.

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I would get the ezack one that came out of it and put that one back in. try it, the if it does not work I would replace the mother board

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(There is a Power On switch, located behind the plastic Power On button. Usually, the Power On switch snaps into the housing of the plastic Power On button.

Example of a typical ATX Power On switch,

http://www.directron.com/atxswitch.html

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