The computer does not start press Start button - nothing happens

Qwertyn

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The computer does not start. If I press Start button - nothing happens.
The computer used to have 2 HDs, one - with the operating system, the second one - with the files. I have disconnected and removed the HD with the files, the second HD with the operating system is remained. Motherboard and other details are in the attached pictures.
OS - Windows 10
Power Supply - Corsair CX 600
Mother Board - ASUS M5 A97
 

Trotter

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Unplug the power cord from the power supply, hold the start button a few seconds, plug the power back in, then try it again. Old school but it does work.
 

Celery

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Is this a freshly built system or it just doesn't start anymore? You're not mistaking the reset button for a start button?
 

Qwertyn

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Is the power button wire still attached to the board?
I am not sure, how to check it?

---------- Post added at 01:24 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:23 PM ----------

Are there any lights on? on the motherboard?
Green light on motherboard is flashing

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Unplug the power cord from the power supply, hold the start button a few seconds, plug the power back in, then try it again. Old school but it does work.
Thanks, but it does not work
 

strollin

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Is the power button wire still attached to the board?
I am not sure, how to check it?
There is a terminal strip of pins in the lower right hand corner of the motherboard. 2 of those pins should be labeled PWRSW and there should be a connector connected to them that comes from the power switch on your case. Check to make sure that that connector wasn't dislodged when you removed the HDD.
 

AMD_man

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So the computer was working, and then you removed a hard drive and it stopped powering on? Maybe an electrostatic discharge?

What happens exactly? You said that nothing happens but now you said there is a green light on the motherboard.

It would also help to know what hardware you have, maybe there are codes that can help us narrow down the issue.
 

Cortb

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Try resetting the CMOS, usually a button next to that green light on the motherboard. if that doesn't work, find out where the power on pins that strollin mentioned, and bridge them with something metal, like a screw driver.

I had a tower where the power button cables had frayed in the middle, and wouldn't do anything when i pushed the button.
 
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