PC sometimes won't start. - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-12-2008, 07:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Perth, Australia
Posts: 327
Question PC sometimes won't start.

It's pretty simple :|

I turn it on, I hear the fans start up, and thats all. It just goes dead silent as if it's off.

The green light stays on though (which says that its on)

The monitor won't work, nothing. =[

Please help

sinci is offline  
Old 04-12-2008, 08:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
Junior Techie
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Gold Coast
Posts: 89
Default Re: PC sometimes won't start.

Possibly a dead board . But first thing to try is (1) DISCONNECT POWER SUPPLY. (2) Find your user guide for the board and find out which jumper on the board to use to flash,reset the bios. (3) Take out the MB battery (4) use the jumper to reset the bios . Usually you change the jumper pin for about 10 seconds then put it back to the same position as original. (5) Replace the MB battery, connect up the power and give it another try. Please follow your user manual for doing this, however this is pretty much run of the mill for most boards. Some stipulate removing the MB battery first, others not .
Hope this helps but if still getting no post , bios screen or beeps at all, sorry to say but the board is probably dead. Have a look at the board for capacitors that are leaky , poped out, they should be flat or concave. Though on older boards i have seen them poped out heaps and still running for years and years.
Good Luck.
Main Circuit Board
Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. A8N-SLI Premium
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
Operating System System
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2
Model Processor a
2.00 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT
n Circuit Board
Brunoboy is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
start button / task manager / cmd screen bigdan Microsoft Windows and Software 12 03-17-2009 09:47 PM
Is there a hot key to FORCE start bar to HIDE? Ethereal_Dragon Microsoft Windows and Software 6 01-28-2008 10:32 PM
PC hard to start and freezing Mike9182 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 4 12-26-2007 06:35 AM
seagate 80gigs failing.. acuariano Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 27 08-27-2007 09:43 PM
Unable to start windows??? trose Microsoft Windows and Software 2 05-09-2007 08:54 PM

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:06 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.