Custom Pc Will Not Boot Please Help!!!

July 4, 2012 at 00:45:42
Specs: Windows Vista
Hi.

i recently powered up my PC after a period of a few months without it being used, i took the side off to check it before i powered up and the light on the motherboard was on. however when i pressed the power button nothing happened, i looked on a few websites and saw that people had taken there ram out and put it back in. i did this and now the light on my motherboard will not come on and the PC still refuses to start. i have checked all the cables are in the Mb correctly.

Asus P5N32-E SLI Motherboard
Nvidia Geforce 8800 gts
Windows Vista 64bit

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#1
July 4, 2012 at 00:52:03
possibly, it could be your power supply, there are two things you can do to eliminate the PSU. either test it with a volt meter (google test power supply) or borrow / buy a new one.

there are obviously other possibilities, however my usual advice would be to eliminate the PSU first.


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#2
July 4, 2012 at 00:58:45
the psu was working fiine untill i took the ram out and put it back in could this have in any way damaged it?

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#3
July 4, 2012 at 01:19:09
Doubt it very much unless of course you didnt turn off the PC when removing the ram.

However, rather than guessing, it would be easier just to test the PSU or try another one. Eliminate that and then if that isnt the cause of your problem, we can help you investigate other possibilities.

When you press the power button do you get any lights, turning fans? noise?


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#4
July 4, 2012 at 01:35:54
If a component is broken, there is always some point in time before which it was working and after which it wasn't. So the oft-cited argument "it was working fine before ..." holds little water. It may well be that the PSU was on its way out and that final power off/power on was the final straw.

You don't appear to be getting any power at all to the computer, so it would be a good starting point to test the PSU. If you don't have the facilities to do that (and I can appreciate that you wouldn't want to buy a new PSU without knowing that the old one is broken) then take it to a repair shop who can test it for you. It'll cost, but it may turn out to be cheaper than replacing components at random.


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#5
July 4, 2012 at 02:11:33
ill see if i can get hold of a cheap volt meter and get me dad to help thanks for the advice guys =)

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#6
July 4, 2012 at 02:42:17
a quick google search found this, this may help you test your PSU

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/guide...


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