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2 problems - pc doesn't turn on, or no image shows up

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Cptnyr, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Cptnyr

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    Im trying to build a computer from my friend, using my spare parts and whatnot. I figured this wouldnt be a problem but i have come to find that it is.Problems are as follows

    1. I can get the computer to start, but if i press the power button to turn it off, it wont turn back on again. Extremely weird. I waited for about 5 minutes and it turned on again...which lead to the second problem.

    2. If i can get it to turn on and stay on, no image shows up?

    If anyone can give me some advice i would greatly appreciate it because i am completely stumped here :banghead:
     
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    is the power button maybe sticking? I could see that as being the reason for number 1. As far as number 2.... no idea. Any specs for this mystery hand-me-down computer?
     
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    Specs would be really handy indeed. ;)
     
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    I had this problem a few years ago..found out my CPU heatsink wasn't properly attached and the temps were sky rocketing thus nothing happened.
     
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    Have you tried with another psu? They can be a real pain in the *ss when they go bad.
     
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    nah have not tried that yet, only one i have is in my current comp...man would that suck
     
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    take the motherboard out of the case and set it on a motherboard box or a USPS medium flat rate rate box and install just a HSF/Video card/1 stick of ram/PSU and try to boot it and see if it has similar problems
     
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    i finally got the rig to start, now i have a new problem.

    Im trying to install the os but for some reason no keyboard is working.... i tried a usb keyboard and a regular one but i cant hit anything to boot from disc, any advice?
     
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    It happened to me 1 week ago with the same brand I don't recommend BFG power supply I got to buy another one antec
     
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    Had a problem like this some weeks ago..

    Can you enter the BIOS Settings? If so, it's prolly the same thing you need to enable.
    It's called Legacy USB Support; Or something along those, lines, but I can't seem to remember it exactly. And dang, but it's kinda late for me too check right now (3:17am).
     

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