power light on but pc will not start up

April 29, 2012 at 16:38:02
Specs: Windows 7
i unplugged my computer to clean my carpets and when i plugged it back in the pwer light on the back of the computer is on but when i push the button to turn it on.....nothing! no fans no noises nothing! i have done the psu test and when i did it my fans did not start up!

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April 29, 2012 at 20:23:49
Explain what you unplugged when you cleaned the carpets. Also explain how you tested the PSU.

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April 29, 2012 at 21:22:49
Did you vacuum the outside, or, worse, the inside of the computer case ?

Vacuums (that were not designed to be used with electronic boards) produce a tremendous amount of static electricity when running, and anything connected to them can discharge that to your components.

The lower the humidity in the room, the more likely more static electricity will be produced.
If the carpet has synthetic fibres (cotton dissipates static electricity naturally) it's likely more static electricity was produced.

You may have damaged the power supply's circuits, or in any case, failing power supplies are COMMON.

They often partially work, fans and hard drives may spin, leds may come on, yet you may get no video and the mboard will not boot all the way.
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The only way of ruling out your power supply as the cause of your problem for SURE is to try a known good power supply with your system, that has the same wattage capacity or higher. .

If you can borrow a power supply from another working computer, try connecting that.

Also, if you DID vacuum inside the case, you may have knocked something loose.

Check all the connections of the wiring to make sure they are all the way onto their pins and into their sockets, especially the main connector from the power supply. The wires close to the mboard going into the main power connector/socket should be more or less perpendicular to the mboard surface rather than at an angle.
Make sure the ram and all cards in slots are all the way down in their slots.

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