PC doesn't start, button flashes

  Graham. 17:08 22 Sep 09

A friend's PC is not starting, when the button is pressed the light flashes as though on standby, but nothing on screen. Any suggestions, please?

  woodchip 17:22 22 Sep 09

Desktop or Laptop? OS

  Graham. 17:36 22 Sep 09

Desktop, OS not known.

  cream. 17:47 22 Sep 09

open the case and check all connections, especially those plugged into the motherboard. Take out and reseat the ram. Unplug any thing connected to the rear except keyboard and mouse.

Power up.

If that does not fire up.

Take out IDE and SATA cables off the motherboard. Use one stick of memory and take out any add on cards except the graphics card if fitted.

  woodchip 18:34 22 Sep 09

If it does not get past the button, Motherboard or CPU is up the spout. You could try a PSU but I think the above is your problem

  woodchip 18:36 22 Sep 09

If its a Old computer Try a new Motherboard Battery

  Graham. 20:13 22 Sep 09

Thanks for the suggestions, I shall pass them on. I'll be back in a while.

  Graham. 11:48 24 Sep 09

It was the PSU, all OK now, thanks.

  woodchip 18:17 25 Sep 09

good at least its working

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