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Wont power on

By spritebud ·
Tags: Windows, Hardware
I have a computer that i use at one location in the house without ANY issues. However when i move it to my computer desk, it wont power on at all. I have even tried manually shorting the power pins, but still nothing happens. Have tried more than one power cable, nothing happens. The power light for the motherboard is on and green, and when i plug in my powered HDMI cable the fan turns on, but i cannot get the computer to power on at all.
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You might try.....

by birdmantd Moderator In reply to Wont power on

Get an electrical meter and check the voltage/amps on the plugs to see if the current is fluctuating or not the same as the good location. .

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Tested

by spritebud In reply to You might try.....

I tested both plugs and both showing the same amperage and the same voltage its steady (not fluctuating at all).

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I am wondering.....

by birdmantd Moderator In reply to Tested

if it might be a power supply issue, internally on the laptop. You might need to take the computer to a shop for evaluation.

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Tested

by spritebud In reply to I am wondering.....

Its a desktop, not a laptop. and the power supply is brand new, and tested as there was an old one that fried my entire system and i had to get a new one from the company that sold it. They sent me a new one with the QC sticker still on it.

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Even though you say it is new....

by birdmantd Moderator In reply to Tested

It is still possible that the PSU has an internal issue. Not unheard of with modern electronics. Did you test it or take it to a shop to test it ?

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Re: won't power on

by Kees_B Moderator In reply to Wont power on

If the mother board has power and the fans of the powered HDMI-cable (what's that and what fans does the cable have?) are on, it obviously is powered on.

What exactly do you mean with "won't power on" and "nothing happens"?

And a question: you say it worked at the old location and no longer works at the new location. Does it still work at the old location? If yes, there's something very special with the new location. If no, it seems it died during the move. Can happen. Find a repair shop then to fix it.

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