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No power to board

I am attempting to fix my friends computer. It is a gateway 310x, with everything stock except for a 1gb crucial pc2700 ddr 333mhz ram stick. I have individually tested each part of the computer in a different pc to see what was wrong. I assumed that the motherboard was fried so I buoght a new one the same model. Now after installing i have the same problem.
When i plug the psu into the pc i see a green led and if I hit the test switch on the psu I see a steady red led. The cpu fan starts as well when i do this. But no video.
This problem first started when my friend noticed that his internet was really slow, so he tried to power down his modem and pc. When he went to turn the pc back on it didn't start.

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  • jviper410 Jul 03, 2008

    Yea the power switch cable is in the right spot. I also took it out and tried it on a different pc. It worked fine.

  • jviper410 Jul 03, 2008

    I took out the psu and tested it and also switched in a psu that I know works. The one that I was testing worked in a different pc, and the working psu didn't work in the computer i'm trying to fix.

  • Philip Markert May 11, 2010

    Did you test or swap the power supply?



    Did you get the power switch cable connected properly to the mobo?



  • nsindian
    nsindian May 11, 2010

    Have you tried connecting the power cord directly to wall socket then turning the computer ON.

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The processor may be fried not allowing it to power up , also if the processor fan is burnt out it won't start up either , also if any hardware is has failed and is crossing over it won't start

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