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Computer is turned on. No POST, no boot, no beeps

Hi.

This problem just happened recently. When my network adapter driver stopped working, I restarted the computer. It didn't turn on. I didn't hear POST, or beeps. My computer didn't boot up. I tried again, the power indicator turned on, then off, then on again. I tried disconnecting everything:
the USBs, Audio, VGA, SATA Data and Power(for CD drive and HDD), and the power suply from the computer, then I reconnected it again. Nothing. I also reinstalled my CMOS battery(I usually boot without it), my RAM, I even tried using a recovery disk. It just got stuck inside the CD drive.

My specs are:
Motherboard- Gateway SX2800
Computer Model- Acer Aspire AX3810
Computer Age- Old, about 7-8 years

Please help.

Thanks, Loop.

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Re: No boot

I'd check the power supply first (with a Volt meter?). When that's fine replace the motherboard. When in doubt, replace the power supply first, that's cheaper.

But it might be a very good idea - after 7 years - to buy another PC or laptop. You might find a good deal now or Monday. You'll be amazed how fast it is, especially if it has an SSD inside for the OS.

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Everything is fine. Still is not booting.

The power supply is fine. Also, I dont have enough money yet to replace the motherboard, and i dont want to replace it. Also, the computer was fine before this. The internet was the only problem.

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Thanks for your suggestion.

Thanks! I haven't thought about doing that. Actually, repair shops are the one thing that I've been avoiding. In our country, repair shops are very cheap. 

Again, thanks, Loop.

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