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Dead PC - won't boot :-(


Ian in Northampton

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The electrician just did something that caused the PCs in the house to fall over. Most have come back, but my son's is as dead as a doornail - no sign of power to it. I'm guessing that there's nothing I can do as it's likely a power supply problem (or worse) - but I just thought I'd put out an urgent cry for help, just in case there's something simple/obvious that I'm overlooking, like a fuse... (Yes, I've tried different power cables and different sockets - still no joy).

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onthelimit1

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Probably the PSU - easy to change and only 20 quid for a basic one.

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Ian in Northampton

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Thanks OTL. Hopefully, it's no more than that. I'll probably replace it with decent one, as it's a reasonable spec gaming system.

No quick fix today, then... :-(

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Jollyjohn

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Hi

Don't usually use PC World but this PSU is reasonably priced and they are open on a Sunday. Don't forget Currys is the same store.

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/corexstream-ocz-csx500w-uk-atx-psu-500-w-15050623-pdt.html

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Taff™

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One final check worth doing. Unplug the kettle lead power cable from the computer. Press and hold the power on button for 45 seconds or so. Now try it again.

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Jock1e

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Is there no lights come on or any noise from it at all Just trying to rule out the monitor.

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Jock1e

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Ok forget last.{no sign of power to it]

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Ian in Northampton

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Thanks guys. Taff - tried that, didn't work... :-( Is that something to do with clearing the CMOS/resetting the BIOS?

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Jock1e

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Ian in Northampton

It just clears any static which might stop the computer from working properly.

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Jock1e

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Could it be the electrical circuit in the house.I know one fuse will be for the lights another for the electrical sockets but not sure if there are two or not, one for upstairs and one for downstairs.

Check the fuse box I suppose to see if any of them have tripped.Almost 100% sure it will not be that but thought that I would mention it just in case.

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lotvic

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When you say 'no sign of any power to it' do you mean the light inside pc on motherboard doesn't come on?

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