Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-29-2005, 05:43 PM   #1
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 41
Default Why wont my computer turn on?!

My old computer would turn on with just the psu hooked up to the motherboard. I have everything except video card and processor.

This is the mobo I have: http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd/rl/index.htm

The little green light on the mobo comes on when I turn on the switch on the PSU.

Someone told me to make sure the pins for the front panel aren't upside down, how can you tell?

It's not the PSU or mobo cause i've replaced those twice.

Can someone tell me all the possible reasons for it not turning on?
__________________

philvia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2005, 10:50 PM   #2
Daemon Poster
 
kyleman999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 538
Send a message via AIM to kyleman999 Send a message via MSN to kyleman999
Default

to help you we need more info, what parts are connected when it will turn on and what parts are connected when you try and it doesnt work

try process of elimination if you can, thats how i usual find out why somthing went gay on me
__________________

__________________
AMD Athlon XP 2600+ Barton (running @ 2.21)--Asus A7N8X --1gb (2x512) DDR PC3200 --200gb WD 8mb cache 7200 RPM--40gb WD 2mb cache 5200 RPM --XFX GeForce 6600GT AGP 8x @ 588\1.14 --Creative Audigy2 7.1 ZS--CoolMax 400 wat PSU-- --Volcano 12+ CPU Fan--Overclocking Kit--Logitech Z-5300e's
kyleman999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2005, 01:40 AM   #3
Fully Optimized
 
Dishdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,801
Default Re: Why wont my computer turn on?!

This is kinda a stupid question, but is your monitor on? Sometimes the it's the simplest are the problem.
__________________
CPU-Intel Pentium 4 630 3.0Ghz / 2MB Cache ~~OS Windows XP SP2
MOBO-Gigabyte 8I915P Duo Pro Intel Socket 775 (PCI-E)~~HDD-Western Digital 160GB(SATA)
PSU-Aspire 500W ATX~~RAM-1GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (512x2 Dual Channel)
GPU-MSI GeForce 6600 GT(PCI Express)~~Monitor Viewsonic VA902B 19" 8ms~~ ATI TV Wonder Pro (TV Tuner)
~~Still to come~~: eVGA e-GeForce 7800 GT
Dishdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2005, 01:45 AM   #4
Golden Master
 
alvino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 19,967
Send a message via AIM to alvino
Default Re: Why wont my computer turn on?!

Check with your manual to see if you plugged the PWR and HDD lights wrong on the mobo. Sometimes it's really tricky and you might get it wrong.
alvino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2005, 05:30 AM   #5
In Runtime
 
rat_boy_100's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 441
Send a message via MSN to rat_boy_100 Send a message via Yahoo to rat_boy_100
Default Re: Why wont my computer turn on?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by philvia
Someone told me to make sure the pins for the front panel aren't upside down, how can you tell?
You cant get the power switch plug upside down, only the LED ones wont work upside down. This is because it is just a basic switch, it doesn't need to be a certain way, but the LED's (Light Emmiting Diode's) do because diodes only let electrcicity flow a certain way. Dont worry about getting the power one a certain way, just the LED ones.
__________________
www.rbs-ofah.co.uk
Gigabyte GA-7S748-L: AMD Sempron 2800+ 2.0ghz
Viking 512mb PC3200 DDR RAM
Maxtor Plus 80gb 7200rpm
Ati Radeon 9600xt 256mb
rat_boy_100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2005, 06:24 PM   #6
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 18
Default Re: Why wont my computer turn on?!

check contrast settings on monitor. also does the hard drive light come on at all? if you have been playing in the bios check mother board manual/website for how to flash it. I have seen this problem a few times and it has been RAM failure
__________________

neil_kct is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0