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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by commando173, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. commando173 New Member

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    Hey - situation for you guys.

    Monday night before I went to bed, I put my computer on sleep. Tuesday morning I wake up, go to turn it on, and nothing happens. When I mean nothing, I literally mean pushing the power button, moving the mouse, hitting keys, etc does nothing. Doesn't even try to boot up and then die again, it's just dead. Now, this is the 5th build or so that I've put together, so I know my way around the inside of a tower. I've checked all the connections and whatnot, and everything is plugged in correctly. Mobo light is on and green, as usual. Does anyone have ANY ideas or tips to help? I am in the Army and live in Italy, so my resources are somewhat limited. I would like the think that the psu just died on me, which would be a quick and easy fix, but I would like some opinions from some of you more educated and experienced before I go ahead and make any moves.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    The same happened to me with my SIG rig. I unhooked the PSU and took out the RAM then reset the CMOS and let it set for about 30 minutes once i put it back together it finally booted. I have NEVER used sleep mode again after that.
     
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    There may be more at play here but for now try out B's suggestion. I had this happen myself and not long after that I had to RMA a motherboard, along with switching out a power supply. Granted my example was from old Socket A/Athlon XP days.
     
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    sleep mode sometimes annoying, but i usually try to unplug the power cable first or unplug 24 pins that from psu to motherboard leave it several minutes then re plug in again. most works
    i hope it helps
     
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    As others have suggested, unplug the power to the psu and then plug it back in and try to boot. My roommates computer does this every once in a while, and he does the above and it will boot.
     
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    Please fill out your system specs in the UserCP section, don't forget to check the box that makes it visible to everyone!
     
  7. commando173 New Member

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    Hey... I tried reconnecting the power cable and 24pin mobo connector and all that, still didn't work. I did get a chance this weekend to do a more in-depth check of the entire pc though. I found that the cpu had almost no heatsink compound left on it. Is it a possibility that slowly the cpu has been burning out and it finally just fried due to overheating? I've been talking to other friends about this and that seems to be the only major thing we can think of. Some thought it was a bad power button switch but I tried rewiring to other buttons and that wasn't the problem either.
     

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