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pcuser42
11-01-2007, 02:53 PM
Mum's computer no longer boots up. All 4 computers restarted at the same time, but Mum's didn't boot up. We tried the power button, but nothing happened! There is power, because the motherboard (an Asus K8V-MX) has an LED, which is alight. This is a work computer, so an answer would be appreciated today.:badpc:

The_End_Of_Reality
11-01-2007, 03:04 PM
Reset the BIOS (take out the CMOS battery) there might also be a jumper that you will need to short to reset it, it should be labeled CMOS or something similar, try the first of all, I had a PC that wouldn't do anything so I reset the BIOS and all was fine...

Speedy Gonzales
11-01-2007, 03:06 PM
Either that or the power button is sticking.

Which does happen after a few years.

pcuser42
11-01-2007, 03:19 PM
It's a brand new custom built, less than a year old. We're blaming the power supply, so we will test that and see what happens.

Graham L
11-01-2007, 03:22 PM
If there is a "real" power switch (on the back) try turning that off for thirty seconds or so, then turning it on again. Or remove the power cord, then replace it.

By the way, "URGENT" in the subject line doesn't guarantee immediate replies. ;) Just a brief indication of the problem type is all that's needed.

Speedy Gonzales
11-01-2007, 03:55 PM
It's a brand new custom built, less than a year old. We're blaming the power supply, so we will test that and see what happens.

It can also happen with cases under 6 mths if they're crap. The power button wears out or doesn't go in far enough to turn the power on.

Since its was built, short the power pins on the mobo, see if turns on then.

CYaBro
11-01-2007, 04:05 PM
As Graham L said, take out the power cable, press and hold the power button for about 10 seconds then reconnect power and try again.

pcuser42
11-01-2007, 05:16 PM
Edit: Booting successfully. Note to self: check your monitor cable next time. (LEDs wern't lighting up before.)