PC won't power on at all....
Posted on 2004-11-26
Built a system for someone a month or two ago... they call me and say it won't start. The PC was off, they pressed the power button and felt a "shock" and it powered back off. Pressed the button a second time, the power flickered on for a second, then shut off. Since then, pressing the power button produces no results. No fans, no beeps.. nothing.
I got the PC and jumped the pins on the PSU and the fan turned on... so the PSU isn't totally fried, although, that doesn't mean it's totally working either. I tried using a power switch from another PC to see if just the switch was bad... that didn't work.
Any other ideas on what this might be from...? Obviously it could be a number of things... PSU, mobo, CPU, etc... just wondering if anyone else has run into this before.
btw... one thing that was odd about the install... it was my first A64 install, and when I put the HS/F on, I had to use a metal bracket on the back of the mobo (bracket came with the HS/F). This bracket touches the back plate of the case (there's just no way around it, it's a pretty thick bracket), so when I built it, I was afraid it wouldn't post at all, due to grounding... but it ran just fan, and has done so for two months. Just thought I'd throw that in, in case anyone think that might somehow be the problem.