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Computer won't start up?


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civiccrazy

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I got my old computer out of the shed a couple of days ago because i was going to start using it again. It worked fine when i put it in there about 8 months ago. I plugged everything in and pushed the button to start it up and nothing happened. I took the cover off and looked at the power supply. When i switched the switch on the power supply the fans move a little bit but nothing else happens. I checked the voltage and everything to and from the power supply and everything was good. I even went out and bought another power supply to try just in case. I hooked that one up and nothing hapens then either. Could the button i push on the front of the computer be bad? if so how can i check that? Or what else could be wrong?
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I took the main power connector from the psu and put a paper clip in the grren wire and the other side to a black wire. Turn the switch on the psu and the fans start running. So......i know my power supply isnt bad now. What else could it be? How can i check the system switch? maybe it could be that?
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Does anyone know what could be wrong?
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I took the main power connector from the psu and put a paper clip in the grren wire and the other side to a black wire. Turn the switch on the psu and the fans start running. So......i know my power supply isnt bad now. What else could it be? How can i check the system switch? maybe it could be that?



Take a flat head screw driver and bridge the 2 power button pins on the motherboard header. You will first need to unplug the 2 prong power cable that connects to your front case power button to the motherboard.

When you bridge the connection do it less than 3 seconds, it should not even take that long..

Try that and see what happens. No luck just connect the power button cable back to the mobo as the mobo is probably bad as you suggested in another thread..
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