Power light on but no one at home

  recap 21:06 15 Jul 07

Hi all

A friends computer will not boot up, the power light is on but nothing comes on the monitor. The monitor is working as I have connected it to another computer.

There is no post boot, no fans purring away or on the hard drive.

With the power light on I do not think it could be the power pack?

Any suggestions would be welcome.


  skidzy 21:09 15 Jul 07

Sounds like a fried mobo recap.

Has the pc been on during a storm ?

  Andy1991 21:10 15 Jul 07

tried plugging it in! lol

ere, i'm thinking ur processor.

  paul€ 21:18 15 Jul 07

Try the memory first. Hopefully it will have at least 2 sticks so you can swap around.

If no signal to monitor. Unplug hard drives and cdrom drives.

Still no signal try a different psu.

  algo mas 21:22 15 Jul 07

I think it could be the PSU. This happened to me.
Also it would be wise, as suggested that all wires/cables in and out of the computer are secure and where they should be. My scanner just now refused to work. I checked the connections and found the usb cable was just slightly out of its socket1 one gentle push and all cured.

  recap 21:32 15 Jul 07

Thanks folks, have tried all connections they are sound. skidzy that was a thought I had, will give paul€ suggestion tomorrow before I suggest a new mobo.

  Strawballs 21:44 15 Jul 07

It could still be the PSU (power pack) producing enough power to light the power light but that is all, try unplugging every thing from the motherboard except 1 stick of memory and cpu fan and of course the PSU and seeing if it will boot to post screen then if it does it could be PSU if it does not it could be the MoBo or it it had more than 1 stick of memory try again with the other 1 and it does not boot then it is probably that stick of memory if not the MoBo.

  recap 21:46 15 Jul 07

Thanks Strawballs.

  User-312386 00:06 16 Jul 07

I agree with strawballs here

PSU has gone

  Technotiger 07:44 16 Jul 07

I 2nd, 3rd and 4th all those who have suggested get a new PSU!

  Andy1991 11:21 16 Jul 07

Except for me, i think in strange ways! lol
I thought the processor was logical though, and i agreed with recaps first suggestion about the PSU.

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