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02-13-2021 08:38 AM
PC won't power on. The green light stays lit on the back of the power supply, but pressing the button does not power on the computer. Before I would disconnect the power cord from the supply until the green light goes off, then reconnect and everything powers on fine. Now it will not power up even after that. Suggestions? Bad power supply or power on switch? Are there any other tests I can do to diagnose it further?
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02-13-2021 06:45 PM
Remove the DVD, Hard disk, graphics card, ram, cmos battery in that order one by one and try each time. There are lots of videos on youtube on how to do this safely and you may find instructions for your particular model. Is the power supply making any noise?
02-15-2021 11:13 AM
It powers on with DVD disconnected. Goes through bios, then windows repair screen comes up then i get stuck on the Choose your keyboard layout screen. I vaguely remember having that issue many years ago but dont remember how i fixed that
02-15-2021 11:48 AM
All you can do is try with it in, it may be just a one off. The only reason I say to disconnect the dvd is that it draws a lot of power at startup, other than a graphics card, and if the power is weak or failing or just in a twist, it can get you through the mess. Well done in helping yourself and having the courage and ability to do so. Good stuff!