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By nu4ever ·
I have a computer that when I go to turn it on it won't. At first I thought it was the power supply. I changed power supply and it still wouldn't boot up. Then I thought maybe I would check the motherboard connectings. When I opened it up I found one of the red and white connects that said power on it and it wasn't connected. Well I wasn't sure where it connected so I looked up the motherboard and couldn't find the specs. It is a intel motherboard with an 810 chipset with FW82810E on the chipset. Well I found what I think might be the specs and put the power connector where it might go on the mother board. To make things simple it still won't start. The only thing I can think that it might be is the power switch. Any ideas?

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by nu4ever In reply to Power

I have checked the red and white twisted pairs and they are connected. There should only be two hooked up right?

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by joortman In reply to Power

Is this a brand or clone PC? Usually clones will have a rocker switch located on the power supply(usually above where the power cord plugs in) sounds mundane, but have you checked to see if the rocker switch is set to "ON". Also check to see if the red switch is set to "115".

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by kathyjp In reply to Power

You should get a green light on the front of the machine WHEN you are pushing the power button. If you do, then you are getting power as far as the on button and the problem is somewhere after that. If you get no green light even mommentarily, then you aren't getting power to the button. If this is the case, use a multimeter to check the leads coming from the power supply. If you need help try: http://www.ultimatepcrepair.com/news/18.html . If you have power here, then the power supply and cord are okay, the problem is power isn't getting accross the motherboard to where the wires come off to the button. These motherboard specs don't show a reset button, so the motherboard has a bad component and must be replaced. If you don't have power, and correct voltage, then either the power supply, cord, surge suppressor or outlet are at fault.

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by superman79 In reply to Power

Ok just to make sure, I know this sounds kinda silly since it might be the least of the problem, have you check your outlet to see if its ok? or your UPS unit if you have one? move the comp back to where it was and see if it does the same thing.
You never know it might be the simplest things that dont work that make it the hardest to solve

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