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My computer mysteriously died this morning when I pushed the power button! No noise, no light, no display, nothing! It's plugged in, all the interior connectors are okay, but the thing won't start. As far as I know, all the parts are good. I'm thinking it's a short in the power switch, maybe it burned out. How do I test the power switch and/or power supply to see which one is the problem? If it's the power switch (button on front of case), then how do I bypass/override it to start the computer? I haven't been able to find anything helpful on the net and I need the computer for a tourny this weekend (Unreal Tournament GOTY through Wine), so a speedy reply would be great. Thanks in advance
Thanks for the idea, except it doesn't have a reset button. However, on the inside of the case, I see more then two wires going to the power button, so I guess I could disconnect all three, plug it in, and see if sparks fly when I touch two of them together. It's so strange, the computer ran very well and didn't show any signs of a potential failure. Now it just doesn't turn on.
Yeah, 6 actually. 2 for the power button, 2 for the ON light, and 2 for the HD light. I also have some new information. It appear that the power strip has shorted out, meaning the board might possibly be fried. I don't know where to look for scorch marks though. Another idea would to check the power supply. I don't suppose anyone here knows how to take apart a power supply and check for damage?