the start button on my CPU doesnt start the COMPUTER.

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by nichas, Dec 11, 2006.

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    nichas Guest

    Please help me.
    I have a problem with starting my computer. what happens is I put on
    the PowerButton on the CPU to start it. It just starts and stops ( like
    the fan starts and stops, the reset and power LED's glow and go off.)
    then if I keep the PowerButton pressed then the Reset and Power button
    keeps on flickering alternately but the computer doesnt start.

    Please suggest me what is the problem and how I can i work with it.
    nichas, Dec 11, 2006
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    Gordon Guest

    The "CPU" doesn't HAVE a "start" button. CPU stands for Central Processing
    Unit - ie the chip on your motherboard that does all the data processing.
    Gordon, Dec 11, 2006
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    Pennywise Guest

    ""Power Good" (or "PowerGood", or "Power OK", or "PWR OK" and so on)
    .... Until this signal is sent, the motherboard will refuse to start up
    the computer."
    Pennywise, Dec 11, 2006
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    Mike Easter Guest

    If you are going to troubleshoot a hardware problem 'from the ground up'
    you are going to have to give a lot more information than you have
    given, and you are going to have to demonstrate a lot more insight into
    what you are talking about than you have demonstrated so far.

    From what you have demonstrated so far, my advice would be to return
    your computer to the dealer if it is new, or to take it to a reliable
    shop for troubleshooting if it has value, or to give it away if it does
    not have any value [I don't really mean that], because so far you
    haven't shown that you will be able to troubleshoot it on your own or to
    even salvage parts from it.
    The powerbutton would be a switch on the tower case. The CPU is the
    central processing unit which is on the motherboard which is inside that
    That certainly sounds like something which doesn't want to powerup.
    Maybe the cpu fan isn't working

    Naturally it makes a lot of difference if this computer is new or old or
    if any work has been done on it. It also makes a lot of difference how
    much you know about how a computer works and what kinds of
    troubleshooting you know how to do. The fan you hear start up is likely
    the case fan. There can be a number of different fans inside. An
    important one is the cpu fan or cooler, which sits atop the cpu inside
    the case. If the cpu fancooler doesn't work, as soon as the mobo gets
    power, the cpu starts getting hot, and the system may have protection
    built in to shut down the power so that you don't kill your cpu over a
    bad cpu cooler -- as one example of something that can cause the poweron
    poweroff effect you are describing.
    Mike Easter, Dec 11, 2006
  5. Sounds like a power supply failure.
    neil.mccooeye, Dec 11, 2006
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    nichas Guest

    Thankyou very much all of you. It has been of great help. I just
    removed the RAM and other components from the slot and cleaned removed
    dust.. and put them in place again and it started working. I think it
    was only a loose connection problem. Thanks a lot again
    nichas, Jan 4, 2007
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    Barry OGrady Guest

    There is no start button on the cpu so you must have been pressing the heatsink.
    Now it seems you discovered the power button on the system unit.
    Now you need to learn how to use the keyboard and mouse.

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    Barry OGrady, Jan 7, 2007
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