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Old 11-08-2010, 11:29 PM   #1
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Default Computer won't turn on, ticking noise.

Basically my computer shut off one day and never turned on again. For the longest time we thought it was a faulty motherboard and replaced it with a new one. Now we have the new one installed and it still won't turn on. But when plugged up makes a ticking noise. I am short on time so I can't post the specs now (not sure what they are).

I'll check this in the morning
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Old 11-09-2010, 07:52 AM   #2
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Default Re: Computer won't turn on, ticking noise.

sounds like it could be the power supply . Have you change it to see if it was the culprit?
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:22 AM   #3
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Agreed, see if the power supply is causeing the issue. If not the power supply could be the hard drive (because of the ticking noise).
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:48 PM   #4
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Power supply, I'm sure. Although if you checked that already and it works, then I would look out for a short if it doesn't turn on, or if it does turn on, chechk your hard drive(s).
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:49 PM   #5
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Default Re: Computer won't turn on, ticking noise.

If the computer doesn't turn on, the HDD can't click. The clicking is normally a result of an actuator smacking the drive casing.

+1 for PSU. Rail could have some instabilities.
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