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CPU is not booting, CPU & SMPS FAN is working, but CPU power light is not working please help?

Few days I used my PC, it was working fine then I properly shut it down, but today I am trying to switch it ON, it's not working. Following is the present state of PC...

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As a switch ON the power, Both the SMPS and the CPU fan are working at their regular speed, but the POWER light is not ON (remains OFF) and obviously the system doesn't boot that is BLANK screen on the MONITOR. (No Signal)

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MSI G31TM-P21 Motherboard 2 GB RAM 1 HDD Core2Duo Processor

Please Help ASAP .!!

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HP PC not posting, nothing on screen, PC does power on?

Okay I turn on my PC and both fans work, no beep, nothing on screen, took out RAM and video card, nothing, took out CMOS battery and put it back, nothing, nothing that I have tried has worked, and I don't know what to do,. I have tried: Removing RAM

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removing Video card, replacing CMOS battery, trying other PCU's

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Newly assembled PC not booting?

Hi sir, my desktop configuration is:

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GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2PT rev 4.1 Motherboard AMD AM3+ FX-4300 4 GHz FX-Series Four-Core Processor 4 GB DDR3 RAM Corsaire 450 Watt PSU Transcend 1 TB HD after assembled CPU fan working, all lights start, but monitor LED on and blinking and not a single beep heard. The beep is not heard after RAM is removed as well, please help me I invested a lot in that, thanks. I have tried: I tried everything you mentioned on your website

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Not getting any beeps when starting up PC?

Checked PSU with DIMM seems fine, removed video card, removed RAM, replaced with just 1 RAM stick etc still no beep? can't find where MB speaker is though?

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My PC does not start, no display showing?

No post beep but LED lit, beeps fine, no beep after removing RAM, no display, whats the cause. I have tried: Remove RAM, CMOS, jumper, change RAM etc. I think it was caused by: Maybe motherboard or power box

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How to find out which component is damaged?

My son built a gaming system from scratch then spilled water on it. He knows the motherboard took a hit but he doesn't know about any of the other components (though he thinks the CPU and GPU were also in the line of fire). My questions are: 1) Will he fry his new motherboard by attaching damaged items and 2) is there any way of finding out which individual items are damaged?

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What happened to my PC? It will not display video?

I was on it early in the morning. I put the computer into sleep mode when I went to bed. I woke up and hit the power button on the PC but no display. I waited 10 minutes. I powered it down. I went through this "determine if your motherboard is dead" guide but I don't have another PC to put this in or friends considering I moved here. I do hear a post beep upon turning on the PC but I still get not visual. I need to find an inexpensive way of finding out if my PSU, motherboard, or GPU is dead... How can I do that without the necessary resources?

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When I am turning on my PC only HDD LED blinks for a second, after that no response (not blinking both LED's)?

When I am turning on my PC only HDD LED blinks for a second, after that no response (not blinking both LED's)

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PC won't start up, only fans are working?

PC won't start at all , when I turn the power button on only fan works on CPU and graphic endlessly, there is not a single sound from computer as beep, I tried changing RAM to different slots, unplug and plug in cables and so on, not sure what is wrong. I have tried: Well I checked the cables they seem fine, tried to turn on PC without graphic, memory or hard drive just to hear a beep sound but nothing, swapped RAM memory in different slot's , got the battery out of motherboard trying to reset BIOS, tried to connect on a different hard drive, got two of them. I think it was caused by: Well I brought this PC from Europe even if does write on power supply that support 220v-50hz 3a and 115v-60hz 6a, I'm not sure does it work in Canada

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HI, MY SMPS OK BUT PC NOT TURNING ON?

PC TURNS ON FOR A SHORT WHILE

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SMPS is not working but remove directly connect motherboard and short black and green wire after SMPS is working?

In case after Short SMPS Move Run, but after I Reconnect Motherboard, SMPS is not Moving what happen SMPS is work In the Short. I have tried: I Try new SMPS to Connect Motherboard but Problem is not solved, and now beep is heard. I think it was caused by: Voltage Flexible but there use on UPS

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Sir, my PC Dell model DC8M not starting?

I have checked power supply is good. Yesterday it was working but suddenly it stopped. I tried to remove all connection to reset all, but still the same. THANKS

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Same problem my PC smps proper work but never show the disply .... continew working fan nothing other?

Same problem my PC smps proper work but never show the disply .... continew working fan nothing other... never show window. I have tried: Many time. I think it was caused by: I think that is smps problem

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My PC is giving 3 beeps without RAM attached to the Mobo but no beeps with RAM fitted?

I presume the PSU to be good as it has continued to power the system through all faults but I've yet to measure it. The PC runs all fans with RAM fitted but does not boot. When I remove the RAM, the motherboard beeps 3 times on power up

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After changing the smps is it required to change BIOS setting?

I have changed my existing low power smps with high power smps. smps & CPU fan is working but CPU is not starting on & hdd led is not glowing also. I checked both smps & it is OK. and again I changed my existing low power CPU then machine is going on. also high power smps is working on my another CPU. I did not understand the problem. as I my self is a technician in Dept. of CSE, IIT Kharagpur, India, I am very upset because of unable to solve the problem. I did every voltage point of both SMPS ATX & BTX. but nothing found wrong. please. help.

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My gigabyte motherboard is running but not giving display. How to solve it?

My gigabyte motherboard is running but not giving display. How to solve it?

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