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My computer powers up but does not boot

Hey all, I am having an issue, whenever I start my computer it powers up, led lights on the case are on and the fan is working however nothing happens, the OS does not boot, the screen does not go on. ( yes my screen works 100 % , already tested it). So when i turn the comp back off, the led light around power button turns off however the led light at the upper case still stays on and the fan even spins harder, can anyone please help me out ? removed some cables inside and ram but with no result..

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Clarification Request
(NT) NT - Has it booted up yet?

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Too many possibilities

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The green MB LED just means that 5v is being generated to allow the PS to be started. The fans coming on just means 12v is being generated. You might give more information about this PC such as it's age, components and configuration, use (gaming??) etc. This could very much sound like bad caps but you might try checking/changing the CMOS battery if the PC is several years old. It's cheap and easy.

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pc

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THe led is actually blue, pc was bought around 2012/2013, nvidia gtx 650 , I5 3350 p cpu, 4 gb ram thats all i know lol not really a pc expert. Use gaming and social media ( mostly league of legends and path of exile ). I was looking at CMOS battery but for some reason I cant take it out, there is no button and i tried it with a tool but i didnt go out Sad sorry for my bad english im not a native speaker. PLease help me out guys, lol

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CMOS battery

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Is there a metal ring around it? If so, then pushing at the right spot to the side will allow that to expand and the battery has a spring under it that will pop it out for you. Otherwise, link to an image of what you see, or give make and model of motherboard itself.

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cmos battery

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Here are the pictures sir : https://imgur.com/a/YoAjC do you mind if we get in touch on fb or skype or something so i can record and you a vid

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Debug1

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Just above Debug1 on that side of the battery is the little catch you can push to the side to release the CMOS battery. I don't have Facebook acct and haven't used Skype since my daughter returned from duty in Japan 3 years ago, and it's not on this Linux computer.

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debug1

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its not working borther doenst turn or pop whatsoever :/

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Use a small screwdriver

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Push between that catch and the battery, and lightly pry battery upward. When you replace it, put the battery sides under the holders on the other side and press down the battery till the catch pops out and holds it.

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cmos battery

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So I took the cmos battery out and put the same on back in, now i turn it on and it keeps beeping, did i just **** up my comp ?

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Which PSU?

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PSUU

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That PSU is not that great.

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Dual rail, 20 or 18A per rail so that GPU, checking amperes now.

OK, now happy with split rail but the 650 TDP is only 65 Watts so we're OK here.

The no boot has way too many causes. You are not seeing a BIOS splash so the CMOS battery is measured (replace if you don't own a Volt meter) then you unplug the RESET button BECAUSE it could short and cause a no boot issue.

You also don't need but one stick of RAM, no HDD, ODD etc. Make it smaller.

If still no boot the motherboard comes out onto cardboard to see if it's a case short (well discussed on the web so I pause here.)

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cmos battery

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So I took the cmos battery out and put the same on back in, now i turn it on and it keeps beeping, did i just **** up my comp ?

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beeping

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That's different? If so, a good sign maybe. It can tell the problem. How many beeps. The BIOS program will give different beep pattern for different problems. You know, those 2032 coin batteries don't cost much, can find in walmart, target, best buy, etc. I buy them 4 in the package for a few dollars.

Sorry about the "russkie", thought maybe since your PSU was russian made, you were from there. I've not used it in over 30 years myself, so a bit rusty. "Vimania" means a warning or pay attention, and the Opasno as I recall means "be careful".

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haha

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no problem man I actually am from Belgium so yeah my English is not the sharpest Grin , its like 3 beeps perhaps I messed up the ram in the process ? Or do I need to readjust the cmos again ?

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Here's the beep codes for Intel based motherboards

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beeping

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EDIT: i took out the cmos and all the ram, it keeps beeping ( unlimited times ) what the heck is going on

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(NT) NT - that's what it does with no RAM inside.

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still beeping

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still beeping i feel like it messed up something ..

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same beep code?

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Did you check it against the link I gave you? Swap the RAM stick with the other one, see if the beep goes away.

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all fixed

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yeah sorry man I just realized I didnt put the ram deep enough lol, so the no more beeping, that caused it. ok so i tried both sticks seperate but still no booting brother

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good

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now get a new CMOS battery. CR2032 type.

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cmos

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you sure its the cmos battery ? I just tested an other one , but didnt work, but its a very old one so im assuming i should get a new one to test it out ?

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If I could give you a dollar

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to go buy a new one, I would.

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:D

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lmao thanks dude buts its like 3 am here or I would go to the store. BY the way a few days ago it said my C: drive was dirty, could that be an issue ?

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Explain "C drive was dirty".

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Where did you get that from?
Dafydd.

Post was last edited on September 13, 2017 5:50 PM PDT

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What I was thinking James.

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However there are ways.
Dafydd.

Post was last edited on September 13, 2017 6:09 PM PDT

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If you can boot to Safe Mode

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then run chkdsk /f /r

If you then can boot into windows after it's finished check the drive, then go to the Event Viewer and open the part for it's report and see if it found anything wrong.

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