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Computer Suddenly Stopped Working, Won't Power Up. Help!

by PsypherSCSU / June 29, 2007 9:33 AM PDT

Troughout the past week my computer kept freezing every once in a while when playing World of Warcraft. I would have to restart my computer after the picture froze. Just today I was playing when suddenly the computer just turned off. I went to turn it on again and it will not power up. No lights, no fans, nothing.

I figured maybe the power supply was dead, which would have explained the strange freezes I was getting throughout the week. I switched power supplies with an older computer and found the same results. The power supply that I thought was dead was working fine on the older computer, and my newer computer still had nothing.

I tried switching the graphics cards with the same results, the graphics card works fine on the other computer. I don't think its the memory because the computer isnt even starting up. Seems like its a power problem, yet the power supply appears to be working fine on other computers. Could my motherboard have died out on me?

I'm using an ASUS P5B-E motherboard and have had it for 6 months before these problems started. CPU is a Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz. Anyone have any ideas on how I should go about troubleshooting this? Any help would be great. Thanks!

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Won't Power Up
by ChrisFST / June 29, 2007 10:39 PM PDT

Have you checked to see if the CPU Fan is working, could be that the CPU over-heated and shut down, the same could also be true of the memory?


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Computer stopped working
by swimseal / July 16, 2007 5:29 AM PDT

Don't discount the RAM.In spite of what you said, the same happened to my computer-just stopped working, would not power up etc.After trying everything, including numerous E-mails and help from HP,I eventually removed one of the Ram modules, and hey presto it worked!!

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