No Power Up

  DAKAR 26 Mar 13
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Hi All I have a request for help from an elderly gent who went to power up this morning and he says that he cannot hear any hard disk or fan noise from his PC and a message on the monitor says NO VIDEO SIGNAL. He has windows 8 although he was not sure what operating system he has and as I dont live near him I cannot check it and give any more information. Any help is appreciated Dakar

  Chronos the 2nd 26 Mar 13

Simple first thing would be to check that the plugs fuse is not blown, and that the socket his PC is plugged in to is still fine and that it has not tripped at the fuse board. That has caught me out before now.

  DAKAR 26 Mar 13

Chronas the 2nd hello, I said the same thing over the phone to him this morning and he seems to think its ok at the socket anyway, because the lamp works,and he gets a NO Video signal message on his monitor. Whats your thoughts on that? Regards Dakar

  wiz-king 26 Mar 13

'No video' means the monitor is not getting a signal from the computer.

Sounds like the PC has no power, check mains leads are ok.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 26 Mar 13

he says that he cannot hear any hard disk or fan noise from his PC and a message on the monitor says NO VIDEO SIGNAL.

No actions from the PC usually mean a power failure of some sort

After checking the socket works / the plug is in / the fuse is OK / switch at rear of PSU (if fitted) is on / try another lead /

then we are at the PC itself :-

PSU failure is the first thing that comes to mind.

Front power switch not working (temporary short across terminals on motherboard), to see if attempts to start.

Disconnect all drives and attempt to start as a bad drive can drag down a PSU.

Faulty motherboard comes next / CPU blown but usually fans work.

  Chronos the 2nd 26 Mar 13

Come on Fruit Bat, did you not read the original thread, this is an elderly gent and you are suggesting shorting across terminals on the motherboard. No reflection on the elderly by the way as I have just spent the best part of an hour trying to describe the exact same procedure to a 25 year old.

Unless the guy is comfortable with delving into the innards of a PC then a visit from a PC savvy friend is called for.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 26 Mar 13

Chronos the 2nd

Yes I did

just didn't word it well :0(

and I agree with you entirely

Unless the guy is comfortable with delving into the innards of a PC then a visit from a PC savvy friend is called for.

  Chronos the 2nd 26 Mar 13

Fruit Bat

Was not getting at you mate. We all forget sometimes that advice can be tricky to word when one is unsure of the knowledge of others.

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