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Has power but wont boot up

Power light turns on and the monitor light turns on for a few seconds then goes off as if it were in stand by mode and it doesn't boot up from there. fan turns on and lights are on but just wont boot up.

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  • beccabunny20 Aug 29, 2008

    Hello,

    I have a very similar problem with my Gateway desktop. After moving, I tried to hook up my computer but there was a problem. Everytime I go to turn on the cpu the light will turn on..but its only a yellow light. The monitor light turns on green as well but a msg comes on the screen saying "Power Saving Mode." I have tried un-plugging and re-plugging everything as suggested but that didn't work for me. Please Help. Thanks

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You might be facing a short circuit, bad power supply or a miss connection ( inverted connector for example). Usually i'd turn the pc on only with the indispensable: Main Board( including CPU and RAM, nothing else) and wait to see if the power supply stays on, if it does, start adding devices one by one till you locate the defective one.( check the position of connectors).

You may have to deal with setup.

Be aware of Electro Static Discharge( very dangerous for your pc).

Note: .You have to turn off the power supply before you plug in anything, for example: connect the hard drive, works ? . turn off,
plug in graphics card, turn on, works ?, turn off ..., same procedure for all devices.

Please excuse my english.

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It could be that your motherboard might be dead. Do you plug your pc into a surge protector, as sometimes there could be a surge of power that could blow circuits on the mobo. Did your computer BEEP at you. I know that sounds daft but all pc do a post b4 booting and if there is a problem the computer BEEPs, not exaclty handy as it tells you there is a prob, but not what it is.
Is the pc still under warranty. If it is then go to makers site and ask the tech guys there. If not, are you competent to take pc apart and check the internal components. It could be something simple to fix, like a loose processor fan, power couplings coming loose, or possibly your RAM has blown.

if you can supply any more details than whats in your post it would help out alot.


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