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Need some advice. Have a Compuke at home. When I press the power button nothing happens. What could have went wrong?

Power Supply is good.

All connections on the outside are good.

Voltage is, as always, still set at 115.


What has failed?
 

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1) Take every board off the motherboard see if it will post

if not, take off all memory, except 1st stick, or replace memory

see if it will post... if not

change out processor...will it post...

if not....change out motherboard.

standard operating procedure from a computer firm owner, 18 years
 

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The master replys..."If he can survive the battle, even as a grasshopper,
he will oneday rule the heavens above...."
 

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Jere, my power supply is good may be misleading....

I know I have power to the outlet, but it does not do anything when I press the power button.

Thanks for your help.
 

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Ah grasshopper....does the wind blow when the sun rises?

Translation....does the fan on the power supply come on when you hit the power button?

Ok, let's go further...when was the last time you opened the damn thing
and cleaned out all the dust bunnies, fuzz, fur, mice, roaches, lizards,
etc from the PC????

If the power supply's fan does not come on, it DOES NOT mean the
supply is bad....read first reply. Take all boards off the motherboard,
you know, all the boards that snap into the one big board in the PC.
If one of those is fried, the power supply will not come on. If one is
toasted, like your video card, and you take it out, and then turn on the
power, the PC will come alive.
 

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you could just have a bad power button......

also check inide your computer.....
some have a reset button for the power.....
just like a circuit breaker

make sure you dont have any loose connections
before thinking your have a major outage & a repair ahead
check for the obvious before starting to pull your cards
 

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It had never been apart. I broke the seal a few weeks ago and I had to replace the modem.

Yeah, I noticed last night it was a little dusty :p

Hey, I've never taken one of the damn things apart, but I can figure it out. I just need to know where to start.

Omega, I did not see any type of reset button. I was looking for that.
I will check again, as soon as I clean the dust bunnies out.

The system was bought new in April 2000.
Hell, I believe it is under warranty.
But, I like trying to fix stuff myself. Its more fun :p
 

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Is it plugged in? ROFLMAO

If I had MarkCBXX's millions I'd buy another one...

Like Roscoe did, yep, brand new 15000 puter for Roscoe...

and I gotta damn solder crap and hook jumper cables to mine..
 

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I'm so poor I cut holes in my pockets at Xmas, just so I have something to play with.

Hey Roscoe, Buy Mark-PMB a new puter in lieu of the $4k you were going to spend on your next mod.
 

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He's just bought a new 100 GB system.....

he gave one better than mine to his kids to play with in their
1500 square foot playhouse...
 

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Holy shit!

Look at the motherboard, there should be a little orange light on it. If this light is lit, but the BIOS/CMOS isn't loading, then its probably a bad motherboard.

I had an Intel m.b. go south 6 months ago just because the battery died (no, I'm not kidding). It had one month of warranty left, so Intel covered it...

Also, you aren't running a pcIIIR on that p.c. are you? :roll:
 

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I had the same problem on my compaq. It turned out to be a short in the the floppy drive power plug. We repaired the plug and it started working.
 
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