Computer won't power up at all?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by BlackScarletLove, May 19, 2012.

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  1. BlackScarletLove

    BlackScarletLove Registered Member

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    I'm pretty sure my cat screwed up my computer. I was in bed last night and the computer all of a sudden began making some really peculiar noises, and I woke up and turned on the light and the cat darted out from under the desk where my tower is and now it won't even turn on. Like, I press the power button and nothing whatsoever happens,as if it's not even connected to a power source. I checked all the connections inside and everything is connected just like it was before, but still no response to a power up.
    I've never had a computer actually refuse to even power up before, at the very least it turns on but doesn't do anything -- this time it's totally dead. Does anyone know what could be causing this?

    Windows XP SP3

    AMD Radeon HD 6850 - 1024MB

    MotherBoard:
    ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5K SE Rev 1.xx
    Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
    BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 0401 07/19/2007
    Realtek Onboard Audio

    3328 Megabytes DDR2 RAM

    Processor:
    2.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium Dual
    64 kilobyte primary memory cache
    1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
     
  2. JRViejo

    JRViejo Super Moderator

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    If the BIOS date reflects the year of the PC purchase, it could be either the Power Supply or the Motherboard that went out.
     
  3. majoMo

    majoMo Registered Member

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    @ BlackScarletLove, I had some time ago similar signs. Hard drive dead indeed...
    I needed to buy a new drive, and like I had done recently a hard drive backup with Redo Backup, I restored the backup into bought hard drive.
    I hope you have a drive backup to restore. Good luck.
     
  4. Kerodo

    Kerodo Registered Member

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    I had a similar situation here with a 4 year old desktop. Turned out the motherboard was fried somehow. End of PC, end of story.... :)
     
  5. Phant0m

    Phant0m Registered Member

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    Was the side-covers on the tower?

    A failed hard drive wouldn't of have prevented the computer from powering up.

    'Most' cases I've seen like this was from the PSU (Power supply unit) having failed.
     
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