Old(ish) Linux computer won't start Up

By tylerjohnreohr ·
Tags: Hardware
I have an old(ish) Linux computer, updated OS, and the works, but as of the past year almost, it will not turn on. I know that it isn't the power source, because there is a light shinning on the back of the computer, but it will not power up at all. I have tried most ordinary things that could be used to fix it (and I am quite good with computers), but I'm afraid that unless anyone on here can answer my question, I will just have to sell it or throw it out.

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Well start witht he obvious things

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Old(ish) Linux computer w ...

Swap out the Power Supply with a Known Good one as a light on the back only means that there is voltage there but not any current. That voltage could be less than .5 of a volt AC when there should be either 5 or 12 Volts DC.

No power no start it's fairly common. If I had a cent for every time that a customer had swapped out things and still not got things working because they had a what they thought was a working Power Supply I could retire tomorrow.

If that doesn't work you'll need to tell us what you have actually done and the order but in my experience 9 times out of 10 it's the Power Supply.


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