Solved Please help! Computer won't boot but its on?

June 26, 2014 at 11:34:20
Specs: Macintosh
All of a sudden, it didn't work the next day.

So for the past few days, I knew there was something wrong with the computer because it would NEVER shut down even though I press the button or shut it down from the Start Menu. Even though the monitor shut down, the computer was still on but it was like in its sleeping state for some reason. I could boot it to start it up though. And it was booting up and working fine so I didn't mind it. The monitor would display everything perfectly.

Then I decided to move my computer from downstairs to upstairs. It was fine because I was on it for a few hours after moving it but then, I decided to shut it off and go to sleep because it was 2 AM. It went into its usual sleeping/shutoff mode. It was on for the whole night, making nosies from its fan. The next day I tried to open it but for some reason the monitor would display "No Signal." My monitor is a Acer LCD. So I forced my computer to shut down by flipping this switch in the back of the computer. Then, I turned it back on and booted it from its weird sleeping/shutoff state. It still didn't work.

I even tried rubbing the ram on my pants like some of the youtube techies. Didn't work.

I closed it and held on to the power button for 30 seconds. Didn't work.

I cleaned the dust from the interior yet it didn't work.

Oh yeah, it usually glows blue but now, its glowing red by the way. There are no beeping noises.

Please help me. ;_;

Edit: Took email away. Thanks for suggestion!

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June 26, 2014 at 22:20:00
At this point, it's starting to sound like it is more of a motherboard issue. Exactly what, I'm not sure, but either way it would probably result in you needing to get a new motherboard. Five years is getting a little iffy for the warranty, but you should definitely contact your cousin first before spending any money. Hopefully, Gigabyte will replace the motherboard...but probably not.

In fact, it would probably be most cost effective to just purchase (or build) an entirely new system, DDR2 RAM is getting pretty out of date, and everyday use systems aren't really that expensive...especially if you build it yourself.

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CPU: AMD FX-8350 - 8 Core @ 4.0 GHz
RAM: 2x4 GB @ 1600 MHz
Mobo: MSI 970A-G43
PSU: Corsair CSX 600W
Graphics Card



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June 26, 2014 at 11:43:26
Firstly edit out your email address because the spammers engines will find it and you will get junk email forever. We work right here on the forum anyhow.

Let us have the make and model number of your computer, also describe exactly what you see on the screen right now when you try to start the computer.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
June 26, 2014 at 11:52:36
So this is a Mac?

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#3
June 26, 2014 at 12:01:16
No, it isn't. :(

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#4
June 26, 2014 at 12:12:51
Oh, I was going by the specs you listed. As Derek says post back info on your system. Sounds like a motherboard problem though.

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#5
June 26, 2014 at 12:19:17
My cousin made this computer but he is unavailable at the moment so I can't contact him.
Well, it says Rosewill. And the model number is AP-600F12V
Here's the sticker:
http://imgur.com/X5wTPub

And it's glowing red!
http://imgur.com/Q8MYBVe

This is what I see on the monitor :'( Everything is plugged in. The night prior was perfectly fine!!
The Acer logo pops up
http://imgur.com/4MZcCqZ
Then the no signal message
http://imgur.com/M3gCFf8

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#6
June 26, 2014 at 12:19:58
Oh really? A motherboard problem..? D: Sounds pretty daunting. Do i need it replaced?

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#7
June 26, 2014 at 12:24:32
And I didn't know I set the specs as a Mac. I am on one atm but I have a problem with my desktop haha

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#8
June 26, 2014 at 12:47:07
The Roswell AP-600F12V is just the Power Supply Unit (PSU) number. As it is hand built we need the mother board number to identify the computer.

Might prove a bit tricky because there are various possible causes for the symptoms you describe. Make sure all internal connections are firm.

By the way, a soft pencil eraser on the edge connectors of RAM is better than what you described - then you pop the sticks in and out a time or two to make sure there is no oxide on the sockets themselves. If you have an add-on video card do the same for that too. SATA hard drive edge connectors (power and signal) can also cause issues, although I doubt they are the reason for this one.

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#9
June 26, 2014 at 20:39:51
Haha, oh oops. So I used google to find out what a mother board looks like and I think its the blue thing right?
http://imgur.com/WAI4go8

I couldn't find a sticker but I see these words on it: "PCI Express 2.0 DualBIOS 1394" "FC Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R"


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#10
June 26, 2014 at 20:47:05
Sorry for late reply. I had super bad cramps+work ;_;

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#11
June 26, 2014 at 21:02:06
Yup, the blue board is indeed the motherboard, the one that says Gigabyte on it.

So this is your motherboard?

What operating system are you using?

You can often set each of the power buttons to do something different than the norm, such as putting it into 'Sleep Mode' instead of actually shutting it down, although this wouldn't change what clicking Shut Down in the start menu does.

Like Derek said, your best bet at this point is probably just to make sure all of the connectors are in place.

Quick question, do any lights appear on when you try to shut it down? I.e. is the power light on, flashing, off? Also, do you hear any beeps or other noises (besides the fans running)?

Have you tried using a different monitor? Also, do you get a signal if you disconnect the monitor completely then reconnect it?

Does the system shut off when you hold the power button down for about 5 seconds?

CPU: AMD FX-8350 - 8 Core @ 4.0 GHz
RAM: 2x4 GB @ 1600 MHz
Mobo: MSI 970A-G43
PSU: Corsair CSX 600W
Graphics Card: Radeon 7870 GHz Edition - 2 GB GDDR5
OS: Windows 8.1


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#12
June 26, 2014 at 22:03:39
Yes, that's my motherboard!

My computer is pretty old. We got it in 2009. It uses Window Vista but a customized one by my cousin.

I always found it weird and frustrating that it never truly shut down using the Start Menu method. I wish I found out why earlier. It's super weird though. Each time I turn my computer on via the switch behind, it always goes into its sleeping/shutoff mode. I keep pressing the power button(not the switch) but it never shuts off unless I use the switch. Before, it would always shut off when I pressed the power button or use the Start Menu method.

I swear the connectors are in place though... Unless something happened while I was sleeping. I don't know. I'll redo it just in case.

The power lights are normal except the only abnormal light is that red one!!! It was blue before but now it's red. I don't know what it means though.

No, I haven't tried a new monitor because I don't have one available. I was going to try my TV but it doesn't match. I get no signal with or with it connected.

The system does not shut off when I hold the power button for about 5 seconds. I tried so much but the only that can shut it off is getting rid of its source of power or the switch in the back.



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#13
June 26, 2014 at 22:20:00
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At this point, it's starting to sound like it is more of a motherboard issue. Exactly what, I'm not sure, but either way it would probably result in you needing to get a new motherboard. Five years is getting a little iffy for the warranty, but you should definitely contact your cousin first before spending any money. Hopefully, Gigabyte will replace the motherboard...but probably not.

In fact, it would probably be most cost effective to just purchase (or build) an entirely new system, DDR2 RAM is getting pretty out of date, and everyday use systems aren't really that expensive...especially if you build it yourself.

----------------------------------------------------

CPU: AMD FX-8350 - 8 Core @ 4.0 GHz
RAM: 2x4 GB @ 1600 MHz
Mobo: MSI 970A-G43
PSU: Corsair CSX 600W
Graphics Card


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#14
June 26, 2014 at 22:47:44
Ah, I see. Thanks for the information. It really sucks how one day something works fine and then the next day, its just gone. Is this the case or not but I feel like I pretty much lost everything I stored on the computer for the last 5 years. Then again, I'll definitely ask my cousin first! Fingers crossed :)

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#15
June 27, 2014 at 11:12:33
Most likely all your own data is still sitting there nicely on the hard disk. That can be fitted as a data drive in another new computer, or buy purchasing an HD enclosure (inexpensive) and connecting it via USB. Whatever you should be able to copy your data back eventually unless the HD itself is the culprit (sounds unlikely).

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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