PC won’t start: LED lights intact

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My PC was working fine before the problem occurred.

When I press the power button the power led lights up but then nothing happens.

The HDD led blinks once or twice then nothing at all but the power led remains on.

Any idea how to solve this?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #87016

PC won’t start: LED lights intact

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Post your hardware info. It definitely looks like a hardware problem and cannot solve until I know the specifications. Post soon. Take Care!

Answered By 100 points N/A #87017

PC won’t start: LED lights intact

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  1. Intel core 2 duo 2.2 GHz
  2. Motherboard: gigabyte g31-mx-s2
  3. NVIDIA g-force 9800 GT
  4. 2 gig ram
  5. Creative sound blaster 5:1
  6. 2 hdd, Samsung 160 GB 5200 rpm and Asus 320 GB 7200 rpm

That's my PC.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #87018

PC won’t start: LED lights intact

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  1. Open the side panel of the CPU
  2. Take out the RAM, clean the head with isopropyl alcohols and then place it back. Make sure it is set properly and the clips on either side clicks back into place.
  3. Push the PSU to Motherboard power connector firmly (don't break it) in its slot.
  4. Check if the HDD power connectors are connected properly.
  5. Start the PC and see if it runs.

        If it still doesn't work,

  1. Take a screw-driver or anything made of metal that conducts electricity.
  2. Find the BIOS reset pins (Should be around the battery, the two pin one, not the three pin)
  3. Short circuit the two pins.

 

Answered By 100 points N/A #87019

PC won’t start: LED lights intact

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You saved my day. Thanks a lot.

Answered By 0 points N/A #87020

PC won’t start: LED lights intact

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Might I add to this? The solution is not always using the BIOS reset pins (Thats what you used I guess). There could be other problems, please consider them as well if further problems comes in your way,

  1. Damaged VGA pins, could cause no display.
  2. Damaged Graphics adapter (GPU)
  3. Power supply related problems.
  4. Fried motherboard in the worst case.

Thanks.

Answered By 100 points N/A #87021

PC won’t start: LED lights intact

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Thanks for the information but in my case, the reset pins solved the problem, whatever was causing it.

Anyway I will remember your solutions as well, could be handy because the machines could fail every once in a while.

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