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By austhome2 ·
My computer would turn itself off. It would come back on when I replugged the leads to the surgebuster power point thiny.

Now it will not turn on, even at different power points without the surgebuster.

The LEDs do not work. The fan on the power supply does work. The fan on the processor does work. The chassis fan does work. But, nothing else happens. No power to the CD drives, the monitor or anything else. The computer clock was losing time. There is dust in the computer.

The computerhas been connected to the Internet, but had the Freedom firewall running and the anti virus program Inoculate IT free edition.

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by dmiles In reply to Computer will not start

From what you have described it may be time,
Start by cleaning the computer of dust

Troubleshooting may be a problem,,open the computer and uninstall the memory and reinstall

Replace the cmos battery,but it seems that not enough power is being generated so check the power supply it may be the fault,since it is directly connected to the devices that are not powering up,which to may involve the motherboard that could be bad or gone

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by chocotechstuff In reply to Computer will not start

Before you clean the dust on your computer. You should check the power supply of you computer. This is the best practice if your computer have no power. If the power supply is ok then proceed check the cord inside connected to the system.

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by chocotechstuff In reply to Computer will not start

Before you clean the dust on your computer. You should check the power supply of your computer. This is the best practice if your computer have no power. If the power supply is ok then proceed check the cord inside connected to the system. The otheralternatives in checking motherboard if still ok or not.

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by Serg Meister In reply to Computer will not start

I had a similar problem with a customers computer, Power was pressent on the poweer unit, but nothing else - no beeps no monitor (the Hard drive did start) it turned out to be the Keyboard PS2 conector - slight bump had bent it. - Windows won't bootwithout keyboard (usually give you a warning - but in this case didn't)

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by jkricorian In reply to Computer will not start

If the computer clock is losing time in DOS or in BIOS then your CMOS battery is hurting, or the motherboard itself. How did you know the clock was losing time?

If the bootstrap code doesn't load, it's not going to come up - replace the CMOS battery.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Computer will not start

I'm not clear on the first part. "It would come back on when I replugged the leads to the surgebuster power point thiny" Was the surgebuster off at before you "replugged"? Had a cable come off between the surgebuster and the computer? or between the surgebuster and the wall? This then leads to what do you mean replugged? Plugged in the surgebuster to the wall? Plugged in the computer to the surgebuster? (was the surgebuster already turned on or off at that point?) was the computer turned on or off when you plugged it in? These questions are important as to prevent this sort of problem in the future.

The computer should be turned off when plugging it into a power source and then turned on once plugged in. You also may want to check the surgebuster and discard if there's any question to it's effectiveness. Items such as surgebusters should be replaced as often as you replace computers..... about every 3 years.


As to what is the problem now.... Check the power supply,the battery, and clean out the dust with a can of compressed air.

If you're not sure if any of the parts are good or bad, replace, non of the items are that expensive. (i.e. . . .powersupply, battery, surgebuster)

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