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README: How to respond to a no POST or no power up situation

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I would also makes sure that you dont have to many things running on a single power strip and also makes sure everything is plugged in well. Dont be scared to really put them in there. Also make sure the psu is plugged in and its actually on.

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my pc has no problem posting and stuff but when I put the pc to sleep when I try to wake it back up it just shuts down and I have to press the power button on my pc

 

to turn it back on. This only happens when I put the pc to sleep. I've tried switching around the sata connectors on my motherboard around but that didn't do

 

anything. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks  

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my pc has no problem posting and stuff but when I put the pc to sleep when I try to wake it back up it just shuts down and I have to press the power button on my pc

 

to turn it back on. This only happens when I put the pc to sleep. I've tried switching around the sata connectors on my motherboard around but that didn't do

 

anything. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks

Hi there, welcome to the forums!

 

This thread isn't meant to post your PC issues in. Please create a new thread to ask about your problem. That way, the forum doesn't get cluttered as much.

 

 

Thanks!

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Hi,

 

i recently found this big flowchart for troubleshooting pc problems. Might be helpful for some of you :)

 

edit: you might have to click "full resolution" to be able to read anything

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A big thanks to the OP from a newbie for this help thread. Havent built a pc yet about to start in a few days but its good to know if there is a problem i have lots of good info and recources here to utilize. 

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Wonderful Post . I faced some issue with my Old PSU recently and when I plugged it directly into wall point 90% issue resolved and PC worked great . 

So before taking everything apart first step should be to by pass all UPS/powerstrips and connect PSU to wall directly just for testing 

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I know this is an older post but I ran into this just recently.

 

I was having trouble with a Asus Maximus VIII Formula not posting outside of the case. On board LEDs would light and cycle but the CPU cooler would not spin and the MB would not post. Come to find out it wasn't grounded enough to turn on. Installing the PSU and the MB in the case let the MB post.

 

Just thought that adding a step with a continuity check with a multimeter on the MB screw holes or installing it in the case could help other people.

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On 9/3/2016 at 2:44 PM, Engineerd said:

I know this is an older post but I ran into this just recently.

 

I was having trouble with a Asus Maximus VIII Formula not posting outside of the case. On board LEDs would light and cycle but the CPU cooler would not spin and the MB would not post. Come to find out it wasn't grounded enough to turn on. Installing the PSU and the MB in the case let the MB post.

 

Just thought that adding a step with a continuity check with a multimeter on the MB screw holes or installing it in the case could help other people.

You shouldn't ever have to ground a motherboard through any other means than the ground on the 24 pin connector. In damn near every build guide, it is suggested you do a test bench build on top of the motherboard box. You probably had a loose connection on your 8 pin or something that was corrected when you unplugged everything and plugged it back in when you put it in your case. 


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On 8/3/2013 at 9:11 AM, MG2R said:

REMINDER: this thread is not to ask questions about your PC. Please create a NEW thread if you still have issues after going through this thread.

 

So, you've put together your brand new, shining rig. You plug in the power cord and push the button. Nothing happens. What now? The answer depends on what is happening:

 

 

The machine doesn't do anything. No beeps, LEDs or spinning fans.

  1. Check if your power cable is firmly plugged in on both ends (you would be surprised how many issues this resolves)
  2. Check if the power supply (PSU) has a button to cut the power to the machine. Check if this button is in the position denoted with ON or I
  3. Check if EVERY power cable is plugged in securely, reseat if necessary.
  4. Check if the power button is installed correctly (consult your motherboard manual)
  5. Try shorting out the pins you connect the power button to manually. If this powers on your system, you have a faulty power button.
  6. Check with a device of which you know that it works if the power outlet you're using is actually providing power.

If this hasn't solved the problem, check if your PSU isn't dead. To do this, you can follow these steps:

  1. Unplug your power cord and/or flip the switch on the back of the PSU in the position denoted with OFF or 0
  2. Unplug every connector coming from your PSU (this is very important)
  3. Using a bent paperclip, short out the green wire on the 24 pin header with any of the black wires, like so.
  4. If you have a PSU that shuts down its fan under low load, or a PSU that is fanless, connect something small like a hard drive to it.
  5. Plug in your power cord and/or flip the switch on the back of the PSU in the position denoted with ON or I

If the PSU does NOT power on (the fan/hard drive you connected should start spinning) after following these steps, your PSU is in all likelyhood defective. Request an RMA.

If the PSU DOES power on, then the problem is most likely your motherboard.

 

 

The machine does power up, but my screen remains black (no POST).

  1. Make sure your BIOS version is compatible with the CPU generation you're trying to run in your motherboard, you can consult the manual or the manufacturer's website about this.
  2. Check if EVERY power cable is connected. Auxiliary power connectors included.
  3. Make sure the cable coming from your monitor is attached securely to the graphics card. Also make sure it is securely attached to the monitor itself.
  4. Make sure your PSU is powerful enough to power your complete system.
  5. Make sure your monitor works by testing it on a different computer.
  6. If you have both a dedicated GPU and an iGPU, try your monitor on both the outputs on the graphics cards as well as on the motherboard.
  7. Make sure all connectors and cables are plugged in securely, reseat if necessary.
  8. Make sure your RAM, CPU and GPU are plugged in securely, reseat if necessary.
  9. If the motherboard you're using has debug LEDs, check the error code and consult the motherboard manual to see what it means.
  10. If you have a debug speaker connected to the motherboard, note the beep sequence and consult the motherboard manual or this thread to see what it means.
  11. Try clearing your CMOS.
  12. Try booting your computer with only a motherboard, CPU and one stick of RAM attached (if you don't have an iGPU, plug in your GPU as well ;) ).
  13. Make sure your GPU works (if you have a dedicated one), try it in another computer.
  14. Make sure your RAM works, try it another computer.
  15. Make sure the RAM is compatible with your CPU and your motherboard.

 

If the PC still doesn't POST after this, create a new thread and, as explained here, post IN FULL DETAIL about your problem. Make sure you include the following:

  1. System configuration
  2. Troubleshooting steps you already did
  3. Any additional information that may be relevant.

 

Lastly, if you find any mistakes/grammatical errors, inaccuracies or missing steps in this post, please do post them in a comment so I can fix it.

 

 

PS: @TheXDS has posted how you can do some more in depth checking of the internal circuitry of you PSU. The only thing you need is a multimeter or potentiometer (if you're oldschool :D). You can find his post at http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/42440-readme-how-to-respond-to-a-no-post-or-no-power-up-situation/?p=4561958

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all of those should work right 

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On 2/15/2017 at 4:44 PM, thedivision1 said:

ASRock H110M‑ITX LGA 1151 Intel H110

i5 7600k

radeon graphics card 

750 corsair modular power supply 

Anarchy ram 

all of those should work right 

 

On 2/15/2017 at 4:45 PM, thedivision1 said:

It boots up for a sec then shuts down and boots up and stays running

 

On 2/15/2017 at 4:45 PM, thedivision1 said:

But I still get no post screen

Literally the first line of this thread is the following:

 

REMINDER: this thread is not to ask questions about your PC. Please create a NEW thread if you still have issues after going through this thread.

 

Please create a new thread in the troubleshooting section if you are having a problem with your computer.

 

Also per the original post in this thread:

Quote

 

If the PC still doesn't POST after this, create a new thread and, as explained here, post IN FULL DETAIL about your problem. Make sure you include the following:

  1. System configuration
  2. Troubleshooting steps you already did
  3. Any additional information that may be relevant.

 

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On ‎6‎/‎10‎/‎2016 at 10:02 AM, squid4fl said:

Hi,

 

i recently found this big flowchart for troubleshooting pc problems. Might be helpful for some of you :)

 

edit: you might have to click "full resolution" to be able to read anything

Holy balls what an informative chart.


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On 2013-8-3 at 4:11 PM, MG2R said:

The machine doesn't do anything. No beeps, LEDs or spinning fans.

  1. Check if your power cable is firmly plugged in on both ends (you would be surprised how many issues this resolves)

I feel really really poopy now...
Nothing worked after pulling out GPU, RAM, CPU, Cooler, Fans, HDD's, Disk Drives, Power connections inside,
Tried #1 on the list and guess what...

 

EDIT!!! 

turns out that it was not the power cable that was causing the posting problems. It was one very moody dimm that it had in there. Popped in one from my test rig and bam the pc was working straight off on the first boot. Guess I got some ram shopping to do 

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I'd suggest adding to the post that the RAM should click into place and you should not be able to see the golden pins. That can be a problem for many newcomers, like me.

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