Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 26

Thread: Computer wont turn on

  1. #1
    Champion Contributor Mtbeaver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    2,122
    vCash
    5000000
    TWF Contributor!

    Computer wont turn on

    Yesterday my brother (by accident, he says) unplugged my computer from the wall whilst it was still on. When he plugged it back in and tried to turn it on it failed to do anything. I got home that night and tried myself, also to no avail.

    So, I've taken the computer almost completely apart to try and isolate the problem. I swapped the power supply to a spare I had and it still wouldn't turn on, I reset the CMOS, I checked the connection of the power button and that seemed to all be in tact and finally I even used a piece of wire to join the the positive and negative connections on the motherboard for the power button. Which all did nothing.

    Please help!

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  2. #2
    Immortal Book Maker
    Contributor
    Moderator
    travelling_gerry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Posts
    18,213
    vCash
    -18967700
    Tong Master Dry July! 141 Club Award TWF Competition Runner Up! MO-vember Donator TWF Contributor!
    taken the battery out?

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  3. #3
    Champion Contributor Mtbeaver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    2,122
    vCash
    5000000
    TWF Contributor!
    Not sure we're talking about the same battery here, but yes, I actually did

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  4. #4
    Veteran pieter blackie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Ellenbrook WA
    Posts
    2,574
    vCash
    5000000
    is the wall socket working test it with something else

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  5. #5
    Champion Contributor Mtbeaver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    2,122
    vCash
    5000000
    TWF Contributor!
    Yeah, my monitor still works as well as the modem and router which are all plugged in to the same board.

    I've swapped the plug that it plugs in to as well as swapping the actual power cable for the computer.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  6. #6
    Legend Contributor fulvio sammut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    booragoon
    Posts
    5,339
    vCash
    5120000
    Dry July! TWF Competition Winner! MO-vember Donator TWF Contributor!
    Not a knife!

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  7. #7
    Champion Contributor Mtbeaver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    2,122
    vCash
    5000000
    TWF Contributor!
    Use a knife to test the wall socket you say?

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  8. #8
    Legend Contributor fulvio sammut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    booragoon
    Posts
    5,339
    vCash
    5120000
    Dry July! TWF Competition Winner! MO-vember Donator TWF Contributor!
    How well are you getting on with your parents at the moment, Beav?

    Is a request for a new computer (for your studies of course) out of the question?

    ---------- Post added at 18:57 ---------- Previous post was at 18:54 ----------

    No Beav NO!! Don't do it! Beav, no... Beav... are you there? Beav... Beav... What's that smell ... Beav ...

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  9. #9
    Immortal Book Maker
    Contributor
    Moderator
    travelling_gerry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Posts
    18,213
    vCash
    -18967700
    Tong Master Dry July! 141 Club Award TWF Competition Runner Up! MO-vember Donator TWF Contributor!
    can you hear the hard drive firing up?

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  10. #10
    Legend Contributor brokendown gunfighter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    wembley
    Posts
    7,472
    vCash
    5592000
    141 Club Award TWF Contributor!
    pulling the plug out by accident!
    pull the other one

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  11. #11
    Legend Contributor fulvio sammut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    booragoon
    Posts
    5,339
    vCash
    5120000
    Dry July! TWF Competition Winner! MO-vember Donator TWF Contributor!
    Beav, if you're still alive ... how did you manage to access the site if your computer won't switch on ... just asking ...

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  12. #12
    Champion Contributor Mtbeaver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    2,122
    vCash
    5000000
    TWF Contributor!
    I'm using my mums computer...

    and nah gerry, when i press the button nothing at all happens.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  13. #13
    Legend Contributor blueandblack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    5,902
    vCash
    5747000
    Dry July! TWF Contributor! 141 Club Award TWF Competition Winner!
    do you hear the power supply whirring when you power it up? are there any lights on the main board?

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    "12 Years a Supporter" starring the #SeaOfBlue

  14. #14
    Veteran Contributor LarryNJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    NJ USA
    Posts
    4,780
    vCash
    5000000
    Dry July! MO-vember Donator TWF Competition Winner! TWF Contributor!
    My friend had that problem once and it was his PSU. I have no idea what that is but I know he got a new one!


    Quote Originally Posted by fulvio sammut View Post
    No Beav NO!! Don't do it! Beav, no... Beav... are you there? Beav... Beav... What's that smell ... Beav ...




    Quote Originally Posted by fulvio sammut View Post
    How well are you getting on with your parents at the moment, Beav?

    Is a request for a new computer (for your studies of course) out of the question?
    I think his brother should buy the new one. He broke it not the parents.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  15. #15
    Immortal Contributor
    Moderator
    Burgs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Country WA
    Posts
    21,575
    vCash
    5002000
    MO-vember Donator Member of the Order of TWF TWF Contributor!
    Better get TLH on to it.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    "Bloody oath we did!"

    Nathan Sharpe, Legend.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Computer sent Qantas jet into dive: investigators
    By NewsBot 2.1 in forum Public Bar
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 17-10-08, 09:46
  2. Who's on first?
    By Darren in forum Public Bar
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 15-08-08, 11:42
  3. Kiwis turn on 'stupid' All Blacks
    By jargan83 in forum New Zealand
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 27-07-08, 20:18
  4. Turner told to turn down the buzz
    By Flamethrower in forum Wallabies
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 06-07-08, 16:39
  5. Tahs turn day into night for SA foray
    By KenyaQuin in forum NSW Waratahs
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 28-04-08, 15:37

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •