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    Pc doesn't boot

    Pc starts,fans work but Bios doesn't boot ..tried testing all kind of things and I think that my PSU is damaged and doesn't provide enough power.Need a second opinion on this one

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    Re: Pc doesn't boot

    Yeah. If it won't even get to BIOS it's very hard to diagnose. The best thing is to unplug everything bar 1-stick of RAM and start a process of elimination.
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: Pc doesn't boot

    As Phage said. You'll find a lot of experts here to be honest, posting very often.

    What triggered this problem or was it perhaps just random? Do you have any spare parts to troubleshoot?
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    Re: Pc doesn't boot

    moving to PC Hardware section.

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    Re: Pc doesn't boot

    how do you know the BIOS isn't POST(ing)?

    (Power On Self Test is what POST means)

    What if t IS, but the graphics output isn't sending a signal to the monitor?

    What card is in it? Or is it On Board graphics? Can you try another graphics card?

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    2nd suggestion ... this has NO technical merit BUT it has YEAR of experience merit.. ie it has worked many many times!

    Power off. Mains off. Push the PC on button a few times to drain any reserve of power.

    Walk away and leave it for minimum 1 hour.

    Return, with a calm demeanour and try booting it up. Power lead back in, mains on.. click.

    Quote Originally Posted by Advice Trinity by Knoxville
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    "If you don't gaffer it, it will gaffer you" | "Belt and braces"

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    Re: Pc doesn't boot

    Have you heard any beeps?
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    Re: Pc doesn't boot

    I was just watching a stream, pc froze.I restarted and nothing it does't show anything anymore.No bios , no information , no sound

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    Re: Pc doesn't boot

    Only if I remove rams or GPU. No normal starting beep

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    Re: Pc doesn't boot

    Shouldn't it make the the beep sound if bios successfully loaded? cuz it doesn't. Removed the GPU and it makes a long beep.The monitor led is green .It's an old Nvidia GTS 250, don't have another one around sadly. Removed both sticks of rams and makes the usual beeping sound also removed hdd. Nothing helped. Another thing , the pc was quite noisy lately so I cleaned it (except the PsU cuz lasy)last week and changed the termal paste but still noisy.Is that an inducation that the PSU was failing?

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    Re: Pc doesn't boot

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    2nd suggestion ... this has NO technical merit BUT it has YEAR of experience merit.. ie it has worked many many times!

    Power off. Mains off. Push the PC on button a few times to drain any reserve of power.

    Walk away and leave it for minimum 1 hour.

    Return, with a calm demeanour and try booting it up. Power lead back in, mains on.. click.
    So true - I find a cup of tea also has strange powers...
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: Pc doesn't boot

    IME PSU has gone south [possibly not enough power to start the GPU]

    try with another low powered video card [or onboard graphics if you can] - removing the current one

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    Re: Pc doesn't boot

    Well I have this kind of problem many times with my PC, My trick to make my PC boot normally is I remove the processor from the motherboard and wait for 5 sec,I put the processor back and my PC boot normally!! weird huh? xD
    Holla!

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    Re: Pc doesn't boot

    Can you give us the full spec of the machine ?
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: Pc doesn't boot

    Heres a daft one for you that occasionally happens to me.

    Try unplugging non essential USB items, when my vape battery is on charge via USB if I restart my PC I get a plain black screen, same happens with one of my gamepads and my external WD Hard Drive

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    Re: Pc doesn't boot

    USB drawing too much power ?
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: Pc doesn't boot

    oh..should have said this first but I've changed a PSU every 2 years for the past 8. They all stopped working

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