I was using my computer one day, went to shut down and turned the computer off. The next day when I came back I pushed the power button and NOTHING! No fan, no HD no lights, nothing. So checked to make sure the Power Supply was on, the voltage was right, the power strip works, the Power supply works (when I turn the power supply the lights on the keyboard flash once), and that I have the Power switch on the right header. If anyone can help me out I would appreciate it. I'm open to any suggestions.
May 23rd, 2000, 08:58 PM
On most cases there are two power supply buttons, a soft off button on the front and a power off button on the back. Check that both are in the on position.
Other than that, have you had any power outages lately, or spikes that may have fried your board?
May 23rd, 2000, 09:11 PM
Sudden spikes could've killed your motherboard and PS. Since you're seeing you keyboard flash, I'll assume that there's juice flowing but not enough.
Do the easiest thing first. Bring another PS close to your box and plug it into the motherboard connector. If it fires up then you know what the problem. If it doesn't then it's the poor motherboard.
May 23rd, 2000, 09:26 PM
I have tried all of that, but nothing worked. Thanks for your replies.
I had a similar problem--it turned out the motherboard was bad. I plugged in a good motherboard and it became a bad one too. I then cut some possibly useful connectors off of the power supply and threw it into the trash. Fortunately it was an old computer and motherboard but still annoying. Hope it doesn't turn out that way for you.