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My PC won't start up. - ZpaceJ0ck0 - 09-18-2017

This has been going on for a while now, but now it got worse.

Basically, the startup boton of my PC was a bit irresponsible, having to keep pressed the buttom until the "confirmation light" turned on. But nowadays said light deosn't even twinkle at all, the boton simply doens't work. How do I fix this?

Right now I'm using somebody else's computer, in cas it wasn't obvious.


RE: My PC won't start up. - Psychospacecow - 09-18-2017

Is it a laptop or a desktop? Can you get us pictures to work with? This could be a lot of different things potentially.


RE: My PC won't start up. - Petie - 09-18-2017

Sounds to me like there's either some hardware damage to the button/wire itself (or possibly a loose connection on the motherboard now that I'm thinking about it) or a bad power supply. I'd start there.


RE: My PC won't start up. - ZpaceJ0ck0 - 09-18-2017

(09-18-2017, 02:50 PM)Psychospacecow Wrote: Is it a laptop or a desktop? Can you get us pictures to work with? This could be a lot of different things potentially.

Desktop

(09-18-2017, 03:32 PM)Petie Wrote: Sounds to me like there's either some hardware damage to the button/wire itself (or possibly a loose connection on the motherboard now that I'm thinking about it) or a bad power supply. I'd start there.

Allright. Gotta check there.


RE: My PC won't start up. - ZpaceJ0ck0 - 09-19-2017

So I just cheked my PC. It turns out that the problem was that the inner workings of it had collected dust and dirt for YEARS. After a cleanup, it now works again.


RE: My PC won't start up. - Petie - 09-19-2017

Awesome! Glad to hear you got it working!


RE: My PC won't start up. - ZpaceJ0ck0 - 09-20-2017

Something I forgot to mention is that during my cleanup I checked the button/wire itself in order to see if it was okay, and it was.

I'm mentioning this because today my PC took a little while to turn on despited said cleanup, althought not as much as before. So yeah, I say it is a mix of the dust and a weak power source.


RE: My PC won't start up. - Psychospacecow - 09-21-2017

I'd sort out the power source then. Could potentially be a fire hazard.