I plugged it back in, and the computer won't start, just an amber light, and the 4 diagnostic lights are all off. I got my fixed kinda new mother board ,cpu, and new ram. While I'm capable of building a PC from scratch by selecting compatible components and putting it all together, I'm only interested in hardware when I'm about to build a new PC and not the other time of the year. I’m glad we have solid state drives instead of waiting I’m gonna have a look over the one I’m working on. Learn more. Some older MB’s have CMOS set-ups that will actually prevent power-up when the CMOS has no power at all… Meaning the battery is dead. This is my first post to this or any forum, but I have high hopes! I just installed new RAM and it wouldn’t start. If it does, add each component one by one to the machine again and test if it caused the issue. Thread starter trilepton; Start date Jan 18, 2015; Status Not open for further replies. I suppose you could engineer something at the hardware level whereby a running and powered system could somehow cut power to the CMOS, thus flipping it to battery back-up, and take a reading, report this to the user, and then set power back on to the CMOS. (that would save a LOT of guessing/time…). May 13, 2018 #1 My computer would not start today. Since the motherboard kicks in power to the CMOS even before BIOS POST, there’s no way to get a reading from it when the system has power. I tried the power button and it still won't do a thing. How to Start a Dead Motherboard: Okay, it might sound a bit hard to believe and I don't guarantee that it will always work (depends on how bad your motherboard's conditions are), but here is what worked for me (at least till now). Here’s the problem, when your system is powered up, your motherboard supplies the power to the CMOS circuit. I removed every cable and part, and put it back together. Computer won’t boot, fan starts and stops, motherboard flashes. Ethics Statement Terms of Use Privacy Policy Change Ad Consent Advertise. So my new 3 month old build was running smoothly until 2 days ago when it rebooted a multiple times on itself and then stopped booting. I couldn't do anything. Anyone has an idea of what is cousing the problem? Ever worry that by tightening a screw down on those little dots they may get scratched and ruin your “pristine” MB? No luck. To reiterate, ALWAYS look at the motherboard screws. If the answer is yes first hurdle cleared. I swapped out the PSU and the PC worked fine for a couple of weeks. It runs 365 X 24. Some time ago I removed the power cable from me pc when I was on vecation. (I got a total of 14 years of good use out of the Zenith; they don’t make ’em like they used to.). The name and logo of Ghacks are copyrights or trademarks of SOFTONIC INTERNATIONAL S.A. © Valve Corporation. Copyright SOFTONIC INTERNATIONAL S.A. © 2005- 2021 - All rights reserved, If your PC does not turn on anymore, try this. Please note though that it won't provide a 100% surefire way of fixing things as there is none. Just because it powers on does not mean the PSU is ok. Then why do most desktop PC’s need a PSU of 500W or bigger? A loose or unplugged power cable is one of the top reasons why a computer won't turn on. Both have happened to people I know, after they had been rummaging around for something in the vicinity of the case. I removed the battery using a flathead, checked the voltage and it seemed slightly down (2.5V instead of 3V). In particular, check the following: After inspecting the PC externally, it is time to open it up if the above suggestions do not fix the issue. All I had to do was put it in the right place to have the system boot up again without any further issues. Configuration of my PC: Asus p5n73-am P4 3.0Ghz HT 2 Gb 800 Mhz transcend Techmatrix PSU 400 MW Win XP sp2 My prob is whenever i switch ON my PC it last only for few seconds,PSU and CPU fans spins for few seconds then stop,Screen remains blank, LED … You may need a screwdriver for this or can use your hands to do so depending on the case used. I think its MBO or CPU but dont understand why all fan runs when I pulled the 20-pin plug part-way out. 500 Wats or more? Disconnect all SATA drives. The led light on motherboard is at green so it should be receiving power from psu but when i pressed the front panel switch to turn on and nothing happens. 1 of 2 Go to page. Joined Dec 27, 2014 Messages 25. If power is out completely, those won't work as well. You can follow Martin on. Next day, i turn on my pc it works fine and then suddenly when i left it, it immediately turn black as in no lights or fan working, so I immediately open it, and then when im opening it, now it doesn’t work. Its a wiring problem probably. Make sure the cable is not lose. Often, it is a basic issue that is easily fixed even if you have no idea about components that computers use to function. I use the motherboard insulating washers to protect the motherboard from getting scratched by the screws. Also, check that memory and the video card are connected properly. This means external devices, all but one memory module, internal cards (not the video card obviously). T. trilepton Member. I did the same mistake again, and cut the power while on vecation, but now the CMOS button wont stop blinking. PCs have a power on/off switch on the back usually. - The green LED on the power button stays on, … I’ve never run into a MB capable of this. (Yes, I know, in the latter case, the system will start and POST, but it won’t boot.) You may need a screwdriver for this or can use your hands to do so depending on the case used. Order one when you order that spare PSU you saw on sale. Also, make sure the power connection is working by testing it with another electronic device. I have no idea what OSHUA stands for (and neither, it seems, does the Internet). Thread starter micky_577; Start date Sep 13, 2008; Status Not open for further replies. I'm not a hardware guy. Mobo LED ON but PC won't Boot ....Plz Help Me. Thanks for the good advice, Martin and Mr.Joey! Good point about the CMOS battery, but it is quite difficult to find out I guess if you don’t have a replacement battery or meter. I tried holding the power button pressed for 1 minute while power cable removed but no avail. Check for disconnected computer power cable connections. read the "NO POST" guide in the guides forum. Another funny thing i’ve seen a long time ago : There was blown up capacitors on the mb (on a old motherboard which had a Pentium 3 on it), and they were causing random reboots. On modern motherboards, there are also a series of small LEDs that show which stage of the POST process the computer has gotten to. I’ve seen it twice more. — and replacing the northbridge fan required doing a juryrigged install of a generic fan, with the help of a Dremel and a pop-riveter. Instead of panicking right away, take a look at your PC and the connected components. Using this power button will turn on the system just as a properly wired power … Do other electronic devices work. Check if the PC monitor has power, and that its connection to the PC is firm in place. Just make sure you don't touch anything hardware related after you open the PC while it is turned on. One other tid-bit to go along with the motherboard screws… Those dots, those circuit ground points, are also why you NEED to use a screw (and it’s anchor) for EVERY hole your motherboard has to the chassis. If you work on these things long enough, you know to keep a CR-25 battery (new, in it’s sealed package) in your tool kit. Refer to schematics for the specs. A 500 watt power supply doesn’t pull 500 watts just from being on. Disclaimer: I’m NOT a Hardware guy but would only open up my DELL 745 Desktop, if I knew the CMOS bat. I laughed. The motherboard indicates with an LED light usually if it gets power. It has since then become one of the most popular tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers. Pull the power cable from the power supply, and keep the power supply switch in the “on” position for a minute or so. Then on again for maybe a hour or a day, then off again. It happens COMPLETELY RANDOMLY, one morning i would wake up and my pc won't turn on, all LEDs on my motherboard are lit and if i even move my mouse the LEDS on the mouse will turn on like normal, but if i press the power button on my case, literally nothing would happen. TECHSPOT : Tech Enthusiasts, Power Users, Gamers, TechSpot is a registered trademark. thanks dude it worked saved me la lot of panic. Fortunately, power supplies are usually well labeled and you can open one up and with a simple inexpensive multi-meter check all the inputs and outputs pretty quickly. Symptoms: - Press the power button, there's a small sound, like something inside is turning on, it sounds completely normal (not clicking or anything like that). Employers can set up audits to be notified of suspicious behavior and create custom scripts for retaining information. Reading this thread I’m now thinking that the CMOS battery could be the culprit. So I have a Sony VAIO PCG-61611L laptop here that won't boot. Mr. Joey. I have enccountered a wierd problem. Please advice. If you know where they are, short-out the two pins with the jumper OTHERWISE just leave the computer unplugged for at least 10 minutes or longer. I was working on the computer, then suddenly everything froze. Thanks. a $50. …computer not POSTing is pretty easy to diag: – Is the power led burning on the motherboard (Asus has always a green led on the motherboard that is on when there is power, even if the computer is off). I’ve sat there with a multi-meter, checking the power supply inputs and outputs, motherboard LED, on and on, scratching my head because everything is checking out… Only to find a dead motherboard battery preventing power-on. Pull the MB CR2032 battery for about 10 minutes to reset CMOS. There were actually TWO things preventing it from turning on. Busted! Motherboard lights flicker once, computer won't boot - posted in Hardware, Components and Peripherals: Hi Everyone, thank you for your time. Hey I had a similar problem – PC would not boot. No power at all, no fans LEDS or beeps. 26 months ago; Edit: I am not talking about the bios not posting. PC won't boot? Even if there’s not enough power it will fail to boot. Check the power and reset buttons at the front. Red light on motherboard! ), or, if the case was relatively inexpensive, here’s your excuse to go case shopping! The issue was with the CMOS. Wszystkie znaki handlowe są własnością ich prawnych właścicieli w Stanach Zjednoczonych i innych krajach. © 2021 TechSpot, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Those little “dots” are circuit ground points! Please click on the following link to open the newsletter signup page: Ghacks Newsletter Sign up. I just recently got the Asus Rampage Extreme V. I have plugged in everything and then turned on my computer according to the instructions for first time boot up. PC won’t boot, no display and orange LED on motherboard. One thing you can try is remove any component that is not required to run the PC. I … Did you mean to type OSHA, as in Occupational Safety and Health Administration? The only way to test a PSU is with a test Tool and a multimeter. I have a green light on mb but will not power on No fans even for a second. I never turn my PC off. Ever notice that different holes have a different number of little dots around them? You may not have a spare power supply unit, motherboard or cpu though, and even if you do, may not be comfortable testing the system on your own. Run the PC barebones (disconnect all peripherals except the monitor). 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Beeping sounds indicate issues and you can check out the codes here on this page. However, my CPU wouldn’t turn on. Martin Brinkmann is a journalist from Germany who founded Ghacks Technology News Back in 2005. power supply. It never occurred to me that PSUs die so it took me 3 days of head scratching to diagnose what the problem was. The motherboard would light up meaning no issue with the power cable and unit. I just built a new computer this past week. If it was staying idle for say 5mn, it would reboot, so as a temporary workaround i was leaving a defrag utility running when i was afk to keep it busy ;D At some point i just replaced the mb. Everything else you mentioned is entirely valid. If your parts are energy efficient, and consume only 40 watts, that’s what the power supply will give them, with some loss due to power supply inefficiency. There’s only one computing device that can be left on 365/24 with minimum power consumption, and that is a regular laptop that maxes 65W power consumption! In the intervening period I tested the PSU I previously removed with a multimeter, cleaned it up and it checked out OK. Now the fan starts, the red led on the mobo lights and I hear a couple of faint clicks as if something wants, or has tried, to start (one immediately with power on and a … This is a no-brainer, but if the computer in question is a tower, make sure the power supply’s switch didn’t accidentally get turned off, and if your boot/system drive is in a mobile drive rack, make sure the rack’s power switch didn’t accidentally get turned off. motherboard which when I did the boot was successful. I thought sure I’d never encounter that again. I bought a new case and power supply put iy all together nothing. Plug in and it should fire back up! If you hear fans starting, you know that the motherboard is getting power. all brand new components just started putting together and system won't post. Home; Features; 5 reasons your new PC won’t boot The cost to engineer it would probably be out of line… Interesting thought. Mr. Joey. Try hitting the on switch again. Pop the battery and hold the powerbutton for a while. Tags: pc. BUILD. I also replacced the CR25 battery with a new one. They are there so that the motherboard screw-head contacts them directly and provides the ground connection to the case! At first, this was only occasional and did not happen every day. If it’s a piston-type of arrangement (most newer ones are) and it’s just sticky, it will only get worse. This will reset the BIOS setting to the “new” computer defaults. Thread starter Primativ; Start date May 13, 2018; P. Primativ. If you are reading ghacks.net GPU is almost idle and its power consumption is at very, very low level. When I plugged in the computer the led on the mothe… Computer won't turn on, solid orange (amber) light Jump to solution . (CPU Temps etc are very stable BTW). I mentioned that in the guide ;). Some users reported that the faulty battery was causing their computer won’t boot past BIOS. Only gaming rigs and only when GPU has some serious job to do (=when you are playing). I'm having the same issue. They are MEANT to get scratched by the head of the screw (makes for good contact). I was a stuck power switch that prevented it from booting. However, just putting it back after wiping seemed to work. Gently remove the silver “coin” battery from the motherboard. 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As soon … This should be our goal. Want to know the most bizzare thing? Yes, there are a million stories in the city. I normally leave it on and let it hibernate or whatever. I guess I’ll have to remove them now, but my question is why are these things sold in the first place if they can cause problems? We wondered about this back in 1981. Hello, I bought new case for my computer, and today I started to move all the parts to the new Gigabyte GZ-G2 Plus,and new HDD 1TB I also have ordered ram 8 gb, and after I got all the parts in and cables the pc won't boot up but mother board light is on and i have no idea what to do as I know that the Pc worked well before. Hey Martin, Good tips, glad you found the button problem. Any of you guys familiar with a digital multi meter? – Remove all power cables from anything but the motherboard. After that plug the cable again and boot normally. But now, my PC has power to the mobo and won't turn on when I push the on button on my case. It took me FOREVER to figure that one out. Open the left side of the PC panel. Marskel. The first time I saw this, I thought it was so bizzare that I’d never see it again… But I’ve run across it with many custom-built rigs by gamers: You spent a couple hundred dollars on a motherboard. Once you are done with the checking, plug the power cord back in and flip the power switch back to on. It should start spinning the fans. Q: == Any way/app/utility in LINUX to measure the voltage of the MB CMOS battery, without opening the PC…?. Those main steps check for … JavaScript is disabled. Being somewhat of a hardware guy, I would suggest a few more diagnostics, but before I do, let’s address your case power switch. As far as components are concerned, the most important ones are the power supply unit at the back that supplies power to the system, the motherboard, the processor, the video card, and memory. if it is not working right the whole computer will not work right. If it’s off, time for a new motherboard or power supply. Next Last. psu is cheap. That’s why, from the very beginning (set the way back machine to 1981) we figured a lithium battery, like the CR025, could probably keep the CMOS alive for 2-3 years… It would only have to do this when the machine is powered off, so even if that were half the time, you’d be looking at a lifespan of 4-6 years. What the hell? Then plug power cable in … Do you hear fans and the PC powering up when you turn it on? Then try to boot your PC without the battery. I know this topic has been stated before, but there are no threads that explain the step by step workflow to discovering the cause of the problem. ? Now I ALWAYS look at the motherboard screws! Random reboots were happening more and more often with weeks passing by, and at first i noticed it was linked to the pc’s activity. Power efficient? All the settings are still retained. I’ve had two computers that wouldn’t start at all because critical fans had died, in one case a CPU fan (which BIOS beeps, once decoded, tipped me off to), and in the other a northbridge fan (which I don’t remember how I figured out — it might have been BIOS beeps as well). By placing plastic washers in there, this client created an intermittent problem the likes of which I had never seen. Do you know if its faulty RAM sticks or something else like a motherboard problem? by Steakboy080 Oct 18, 2011 11:20AM PDT I woke up to a problem with my computer this morning and I'm trying to get to the bottom of it. Go. This guide provides you with tips that may help you fix the not turning on issue on your own. Its quite a process. It was the first time I’ve ever had a computer outlast the PSU. The RAM works fine on another PC. PC won't boot, motherboard lights up when plugged in, but won't boot - posted in Internal Hardware: Hi everyone! motherboard. You can quick check this with the multi-meter without even opening up the power supply, just touch the two meter probes to any two metal prongs on the power supply where the cable was plugged in. After a while (several hours) the button on the back side stopped blinking, and the pc would power on again. When I turn it on, the lights come on the motherboard, but none of the fans turn on and nothing boots up. PSU, and hope fully u have not blown the mother board too. Once you have done so, it is time to check the connecting cables. I’ve seen lots of fan failures, exploding caps on the motherboard (especially around over-heated north and south bridges), on and on. Replace it (applies mostly to brand cases like Dell, etc. Locate the battery on your motherboard and remove it carefully. In an emergency, I have disconnected the two wire (two pin) connector on the Motherboard and placed a jumper cap over those two pins, connecting them (they are usually a simple +5vdc/-5vdc arrangement). And warming up a cold PC puts a lot of stress on the electric components. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. While I'd suggest you turn off the power before you do so, you may get important clues why something is not working if you keep the power on for a moment longer. Everything was going very smoothly, all OS and software installed and running fine, until this morning. I mean that the fans don't spin at all, but when the power supply is flicked to on a light on the motherboard turns on but the power button does nothing* Edit 2: We resolved the issue today. GPU never spins up its fans, but since there isn't any output, I'm not sure if it would need. Wszelkie prawa zastrzeżone. CR-25 is burned into my brain. 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If it was the CMOS battery then wouldn’t the CMOS clear. Good to have one on hand. I also have tried another PSU. Power button lights but computer won't start. However, after 30+ years in this, looking at the big picture, a computer that won’t power on, or one that spontaneously powers off, tends to be power supply related, probably half the time. They are cheap, and two or three of them should be in the same place you keep the screw-driver and/or pliers you fetch when you open the case. What was the problem? Then not at all. Silicon type sprays usually don’t help a sticky piston switch, they are too well sealed. Every time I boot my PC, a reminder pops up saying to put them in 1-3 or 2-4 for optimal performance but when I do that and turn on the PC, all the hardware switches on but the boot up won't initiate which I assume is the BIOS not starting. Long story short, based on my limited experience alone, there can be lots of reasons a computer won’t start. Instead, we are going to take a look at basic diagnostic options that may help you understand what is happening. In another case, it was defective capacitors that had finally leaked too much (the same Dell!). But I need to get a new battery as I can notice my date resetting now and then. I have a button on the backside witch sais CMOS, and it was pulsating with a blue light. I suppose I could pull the battery and test it or just replace it and hope for the best but the PC is inside my desk and its a pain to get at. Thanks so much for reading this in advance. PC’s are so power efficient that it doesn’t use that much extra power to keep it running. Very well be the culprit in your browser before proceeding is cousing the problem was take a at... Good advice, Martin and Mr.Joey question, trek100 along with thermal paste came back the PC panel relatively. Switched off and a multimeter will reset the BIOS not posting Sep 13, 2018 ; Primativ. 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