PC wont start help...

  aca 20:01 06 Jan 06

Left PC when went to work, ok. Came back and it is dead. Key things:

1)No boot at all. Press power switch nothing happens. No beeps etc.

2)Suspect its the PSU but strangely on the motherboard there is a green led light on indicating power.

3)Last night set up LAN and fiddled with firewall replacing Sygate with ZoneAlarm, installed latest XP update but other than that have not fiddled with software/hardware.

4)If fault was with component other than PSU wouldnt it at least beep errors. So can only think if not PSU than the mobo is gone?

Very very grateful for advice. Spec is (nay help?)

Asus A7V8X-X with Athlon XP3000 barton
512 DDR Ram
X700 AGP Graphics

  stalion 20:03 06 Jan 06

how much memory if two sticks try one at a time

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:03 06 Jan 06

No beeps no fans is usually PSU

As you have a small amount of power to board mains lead and plug look to be ok.

Try unplugging power from CD DVD and harddrives remove all USB devices and see if it will do anything then.

  aca 20:10 06 Jan 06

1 stick of ram
if ram wouldn't it at least post

tried that no action i'm afraid

  stalion 20:34 06 Jan 06

I would try replacing the PSU first

  woodchip 20:36 06 Jan 06

As above it's all been said on what to do

  aca 23:03 06 Jan 06


  aca 08:35 07 Jan 06

Going to order new PSU. A basic question at present I have ATX Case/PSU 400w

Do I need to go for same Watts, or is it worth increasing to more.

Do I just look for AMD compatable PSU


  Diodorus Siculus 08:42 07 Jan 06

400w is more than enough if the machine is only for work urposes. Get one that says AMD suitable and you will be fine.

  aca 08:51 07 Jan 06

at present runs X700 AGP G Card for gaming was ok but tempted to up power


  Mr Mac2020 10:34 07 Jan 06

Something similar happened to me and it was only when I disconnected my all in one printer did it start up. I was told that all USB devices draw power from the cpu and therefore the PSU will often not have enough power to even start the machine. See what you think?

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