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Fans work but computer won't turn on

So my computer will not turn on.  It got bumped by a plant that fell over.  What happens is that 3 fans turn on, but the power button does nothing.  I tried unplugging everything external and it does the same thing when I plug it in.  I would expect it to beep for an error for not having the keyboard or hard drive attached.  The machine is an HP Pavilion P6710F.

Any ideas?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
unplug the hard drive and see if it will turn on..

If the power button does nothing, it may have become unseated when the desktop was jarred.
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dbruntonCommented:
Clarification required.

When you press the power button do the fans either turn on or turn off (and nothing else happens)?
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Member_2_4842460Author Commented:
No, the power button does not light up and it does nothing if i press it or hold it down. I also checked and made sure it was seated in the motherboard securely. I didnt try to jump any pins, because i wasn't sure which ones.
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Sam Simon NasserIT Support ProfessionalCommented:
usually in this case check the memory pieces, remove them and replug them again (one by one)
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nobusCommented:
open the box and check all connections - best remove and reseat each one for inspection
do this also for all installed cards and RAM
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Member_2_4842460Author Commented:
Took out everything and reattached. Still a no go.
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dbruntonCommented:
Did you remove the CPU as well?

If not please do so and carefully remount.  Replace any heatsink paste and check that heatsink mounts correctly on top of CPU.
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nobusCommented:
check if my article helps - it details how to approach thes kind of problems :
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Components/Motherboards/A_1945.html                  (Short-overview-of-how-to-troubleshoot-bad-hardware-when-a-pc-does-not-post)
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hrolsonsCommented:
Ended up trashing it.
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Member_2_4842460Author Commented:
Trashed the machine.
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