Computer won't turn on?
June 8, 2009 2:26pm CST
I was doing some work on the computer when it all of the sudden shut off without any warning. The on/off button doesn't seem to be doing a thing right now. I have a magicjack box (which has a blue light when it's working) and a portable usb with multiple ports connected to the computer. Even though the computer isn't turning on right now, the magicjack and the ports are still lit up. So it seems to me as though the computer is receiving power. Does anyone know what could be wrong? Thank is advance for your help.
9 Jun 09
This is a common phenomenon when you computer gets overheated. Do you have proper cooling system? Check you fan to see whether loads of dirts are blocking the fan blades or not. Since you are saying that your port lights remain on, that means the motherboard is getting power. Very slight chance that PSU has problem but still you can check for all the connections to the motherboard from the unit. Did you check you RAM? Because this can also happen if your RAM is somehow burned. Actually there's a lot of symptoms for the problem. Get some basic checks for yourself and see if it works or else take it to a pc doc.
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11 Jun 09
It turns out that the computer did over heat and was full of dust. After cleaning it out I was able to turn it on with no problem and things seem to be fine now. I will be cleaning out the computer regularly now that that's happened. Thanks for your help!