PC won't turn on and it's not the power supply - what else can I try?
November 26, 2007 11:56 PM Subscribe
My mother's computer won't turn on. I replaced the power supply, which now allows the light on the tower to turn on, but the system still doesn't boot.
posted by gecko12 to Computers & Internet (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My mother's computer recently died. One day the light around the power button began flashing very fast; she tried to turn the computer off by holding the button down but it did nothing. Several hours later the light had gone off and the computer wouldn't turn on at all.
I've asked around and most people thought the power supply had gone bad. I bought a new one at Fry's. It's an Antec TruePower Trio, 430W -- the old one was a 250W Bestec #ATX-250-12E.
I plugged the new power supply into the motherboard (both plugs), the hard drive, and the floppy. When I turn the power supply on, the light around the power button on the front of the computer turns on, but nothing shows up on the monitor. No drives spin, the CPU fan doesn't come on, nothing.
So my question is: what else could be wrong? Is there anything else to check besides replacing the motherboard?
The computer is an eMachines T2042, bought in 2002, running Windows XP (or at least it used to).