Desktop power button does not work

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August 22, 2012 at 07:10:02
Specs: Windows 8, AMD Sempron2GHz/2 Gigs
I press the start button. nothing happens. it wont do anything. ive tried shortin it with metal. ive trie power-on-lan ive tried everything and my pc wont turn on what should I do.

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#1
August 22, 2012 at 07:17:54
what do I do I cant think of anything and I don't have any money to buy a new power button or pcv for that instance.

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#2
August 22, 2012 at 07:19:56
Test the power supply. Unplug the main power cord, open the case, & unplug all the power supply plugs. Then bend a paper clip into a U-shape & insert it into the main ATX plug with one end of the "U" going to the green wire & the other end going to any black wire. Plug in the power cord & see if the fans spins up. If it doesn't, the power supply is dead & will need to be replaced.

Here's a visual: http://www.motherboards.org/images/...

"I don't have any money to buy a new power button or pcv for that instance"

If it's bad, it's bad. You're going to have to find a way to come up with the money.


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#3
August 22, 2012 at 07:22:24
the power supply work but the pc will still not come on.

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#4
August 22, 2012 at 07:26:59
The next step in testing the power supply would be to use a multimeter to check the individual rails to see if they're putting out the proper voltage.

yellow = +12v
red = +5v
orange = +3.3v

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuco...


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#5
August 22, 2012 at 07:30:05
I cannot turn it on. no power button. it broke
My pc power button broke off.

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#6
August 22, 2012 at 07:41:58
check craigslist and look for pc repairs....contact them and see if any have a power button....they usually have lots of older pc parts laying around.

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#7
August 22, 2012 at 08:29:32
If you can't power up the system, how did you enable the Power-On by LAN? That's not what you'd need anyway. Why didn't you use Power-On by Keyboard?

If you broke the power button, all you need to do is momentarily touch the 2 power button wires together to power on the system. If that doesn't work, you have other issues.


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#8
August 23, 2012 at 20:25:42
I would say he has a deeper problem then a broken power button as he said "ive tried shortin it with metal" which is basically "touch the 2 power button wires together to power on the system" if that does not work. Then most people has said repeatedly here check power supply if it is not that power supply, then it mostly likely motherboard. Good Luck.

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