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

    Jul 12, 2007
    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

    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

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

    JRViejo Super Moderator

    Jul 9, 2008
    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

    Aug 31, 2007
    @ 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

    Oct 5, 2004
    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

    Jun 7, 2003
    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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