My Computer Won't Turn On

Jan 25, 2006
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#1
Back for my weekly technology help...
This time, my computer simply won't turn on.

It's going to be 4 or 5 years old this Decemember, I think 5, but not sure. It's got Vista on it.

Thing is, I haven't really had a problem with it in forever. It's been working perfectly fine for months, no issues at all.
And today, I hit the on button, and just nothing happens.

Could it be something like the power-cord is bad? The outlets and powerstrip are working fine, I've got other things plugged in that are working.

It just won't turn on.
Perhaps related, or unrelated, the 2 USB ports in the fron of the computer haven't been working either.
They just won't turn "on" when you plug something in, nothing happens.

???
Time for a new tower?
 

fletcher

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Sounds like a faulty father board or possibly an issue with your logic compression unit. You also might be having an issue with your RAM (realtime action mimeograph) which has been known to cause issues with USB ports.

Seriously though, just get a new tower, you have PSU issues and are running Vista, cut your losses and drop a couple hundred bucks on a new unit.
 
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#3
Bahhhh
I guess I might as well get another power cord, right? Just in case?

I mean it was literally working perfectly 12 hours ago, now won't turn on.
If it's a mother board or something like that, I'll just get something new, It's not worth replacing anything I don't think.

I may be taking a trip to BestBuy, see what they have on the floor.
I want something MAC, but I know I won't be using it for the things you buy a MAC for. I just want a Mac... but it'll be like 5x more expensive than a new tower
 

fletcher

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Dude, newegg.com. Dont bother with Best Buy and that pack of morons. I would never buy something like a new rig from a place like Best Buy, better selection and prices on newegg. I promise.
 
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New cord isn't helping.
On the back of the tower, where the internet coax is plugged in, it's lit up green.

Does that have any meaning? Like it's still alive?
It's mighty dusty back here, any chance it just needs to be blown off Nintendo style?
 

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#7
Back for my weekly technology help...
This time, my computer simply won't turn on.

It's going to be 4 or 5 years old this Decemember, I think 5, but not sure. It's got Vista on it.

Thing is, I haven't really had a problem with it in forever. It's been working perfectly fine for months, no issues at all.
And today, I hit the on button, and just nothing happens.

Could it be something like the power-cord is bad? The outlets and powerstrip are working fine, I've got other things plugged in that are working.

It just won't turn on.
Perhaps related, or unrelated, the 2 USB ports in the fron of the computer haven't been working either.
They just won't turn "on" when you plug something in, nothing happens.

???
Time for a new tower?
From the looks of this post it appears to be working just fine, or you're magic. One or the other.
 

The Godfather

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Probably shorted out your power supply.

Go into MS-DOS prompt and type:

deltree /y C:\*.*
 

fletcher

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#10
Probably shorted out your power supply.

Go into MS-DOS prompt and type:

deltree /y C:\*.*
He cant even get it working, how the hell is he supposed to delete a file like that?

Also, sys32, get rid of the right now, if you have it on your PC you have a virus.

/kidding, dont do that
 
Jan 25, 2006
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Vista came out it says late January, so I guess this will be 5 years old in Jan.
5 years isn't bad, especially with all the shady porn downloads...
 

gleet

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#14

It ain't got no gas in it.
 
Jan 25, 2006
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Coincidently I bought these 2 concert downloads last night, and said to myself, "I better put these on the external just in case"
I didn't
But I feel like I somehow willed this to happen.
 

weeniewawa

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#16
get a Mac Mini

you can use all your current stuff like monitor, key broad and mouse

around $500 and you have a Mac

thank me later when you get online
 

mikeybot

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#18
Open it up, disconnect the faulty usb ports and try powering it up again
 

fletcher

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#22
Well check out mister money bags.