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Old 04-03-2010, 11:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay, so this is a little embarrassing, but my desktop won't turn on. It was working fine yesterday, so I opened up the side panel and after blowing out a little dust, making sure things were connected, I tried again. It looks like the power source is working just fine as there's a light on it when it's plugged in, so I don't think it's the problem.

I don't know what else it could be. Any help would be appreciated!
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is there a led lit on the mobo? this would confirm a proper connection to the Mobo.

could start re-seating devices. there could be a short somewhere.
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There's no led light on the motherboard that I can see. I did reseat hardware, but I'll probably give that another try. I'd really like to not have to replace my motherboard, but the more I read up on this sort of stuff, the more I'm starting to think that that might be what it comes down to.
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Does your computer does unusual beeps when starting?

If it was me having the problem, I will make sure all the cables to the motherboard are connected tightly, I would open the case and give it a good cleaning.
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Okay, so I finally figured it out, I think. I used an old power supply I had laying around just to test it and it seems to be working. So, I'd imagine the power supply is the only thing I need to fix, or at least, it's a good starting point for me.

Thanks for the suggestions and sorry it was kinda a newby question. =P
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