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03-22-2009 01:57 AM - edited 03-22-2009 02:04 AM
My computer has been on for a few days, and I like to shut it down every now and then to give it a break. I shut it down and went out to eat.
Upon coming back, I tried turning the computer back on, only to find out that it won't turn on. Pushing the button on the front does absolutely nothing. Nothing lights up, no fans start, nothing.
The computer was working just fine before, and I even restarted it after an update 2 or 3 days ago. The computer shut down without any problem, it just doesn't seem to want to turn back on... I don't think it's the cord (I plugged it into my monitor and the monitor turned on), and the green light on the back of the power supply is on when it's plugged in (the light is steady, not blinking). I tried changing the CR2032 battery on the motherboard, but that didn't work.
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03-22-2009 05:39 AM
03-22-2009 03:56 PM
Thanks, I'll try reseating everything.
If that doesn't work though, is there a way I can test to see if it's the motherboard, power supply, or power button? I only want to replace what needs to be.
How would I replace the power button anyway? I've never heard of that failing.
03-22-2009 09:04 PM
It could be one of those things mentioned. Does the power button feel like there's tension on it? Does it click or sound as if it's engaging?
That was really just a possibility.
03-22-2009 11:28 PM
I replaced the power supply and now it's up and running. Strange, I didn't think a 2 year old computer would blow out a PSU, especially when I haven't added any hardware to it.
Thanks for the help!
03-22-2009 11:53 PM