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By cleeoy ·
When I push the start button, nothing happens.
Yesterday it was very slow at opening anything and sometimes it wouldn't. What can it be.

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by tigers7612 In reply to No Power

start simple check your power supply

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by tigers7612 In reply to No Power

does it have any power? what does it exactly do? do you get anything on the screen?

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No,nothing, no fan no lights on the computer,nothing on screen but the other componets are getting power because the lights come on, and you can here the printer when you turn the power source on.
I was thinking it was in the power switch.

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by tigers7612 In reply to No Power

like i said start simple, check your power cord, could be faulty, or your power supply is shot and needs replacing just the simple stuff.

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by bwells47 In reply to No Power

You did not give much information, but maybe try taking the case off, and pull the power plug off the mobo. Plug it back in,(making sure it is snapped down in securely) and then try turning your computer back on. I have had the same problem in the past, and that's what did the trick. Hope it work's. Bev P.S. If it was running slow, it sounds like you need to do a disk cleanup. Clean all your temp. internet files, run a thorough scan disk, and then de-frag.
You can click the start button, go up to programs, then accessories, the system tools, then the disk cleanup, scandisk, and defrag all from the system tools window.

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by Oz_Media In reply to No Power

First shot elimination of the obvious:

I have seen this same issue and found that it is generally a defective card inhibiting the System from posting.

In one scenario, simply removing the NIC card worded, replaced with new card issue resolved.

In another, it was faulty memory. Replace memory sticks or remove all but one and try rebooting, swapping RAM in and out until all sticks have had a shot at booting alone.

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by sudad_azzu In reply to No Power

This is it seems power failure, Power source or power cable or power supply, or dusty SW on button.

all above cause the power failure.

regarding the slow system, it could be virus infection.

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by jimmy In reply to No Power

If the power supply still isn't turning on by pushing the power button you can always "hotwire" the power supply seperately from the rest of the computer. simply unplug the power supply ends from anything it's hooked up to including the motherboard, then on the motherboard connector use a 2 or 3 inch piece of insulated wire around 8 guage or so and connect the pin on the green wire of the mobo connector to any of the black ones. that will make the psu power on, if no results from that then check the power cable and test again, if still no results it's a faulty psu. you can also test the power switch on the case by unplugging it from the motherboard and using a key or something conductive to touch the 2 pins that the switch connects to. Also remove all the cards from the computer and try it, if it turns on start adding cards one at a time until you find the culprit. hope this helps some :)

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by kannuvappa_ngr In reply to No Power

>unplug power cable from the cpu. switch on the power button for 3 to 4 minutes. plug the power cable back. try switching on the system. this is called power cycling. (it may or may not solve, just to drain out the charge in capacitor).
>check the smps, if u don know how 2 check smps, then try with other smps.
>even if ur never didnt get powersupply, ur motherboard needs to be serviced.

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