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PC won't switch on at all! Help???

Ok, so first things first, please don't mock my computer - I know it is janky AF and I would love to upgrade it if I was able to, but I currently am not........it does what I need it to do just now! 🤷‍♂️😂

 

Anyway, I am fairly new to the whole tech side of things and though I am learning and enjoy listening to LTT podcasts and watching the YouTube channel, there are still some things beyond my skill level! Lol

 

I Seriously need help with my janky ass system - I moved my PC from one side of the room to the other, and now it won't switch on at all!

I upgraded the PSU, made sure everything was plugged in properly and I am still having the same issue........it won't switch on at all and now I have no idea what to do now to fix my problem! 😭

 

My system is.....

 

CPU - i3 4130

Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-H81M-S2H 

8gb RAM

GPU - Gtx 750ti

PSU - EVGA 600 w1

500GB SSD boot drive

1TB HDD

 

Yes, I know my system is shitty by modern standards, but please someone help me rescue it?

 

 

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idiot check 1:  (always do the idiot checks)  Make sure the PSU and Power Strip/UPS are turned on.  

 

idiot check 2:  Make sure the power switch motherboard connectors didn't fall off / come loose

 

After that:

Unplug everything but the motherboard.  No drives, or anything else.  Will it turn on?

 

Do fans or anything click briefly when turning it on?

 

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Try to reseat the Ram, gpu, and all connections

NOT A PROFESSIONAL, just a tech nerd. I am a human and can be incorrect. dont forget to quote me and put full specs in troubleshooting posts

Main Setup (all prices in USD since its pretty widespread and well known)    PCPartPicker List Link

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AMD Ryzen 5 1400 CPU - $85, Deepcool Gammaxx 400 V2 Blue CPU Cooler - $25, Biostar B450MH AM4 Motherboard - $65, Timetec 16GB (2x8) 3200MHz CL16 DDR4 RAM - $60, Adata SU650 240GB M.2 SSD - $30, WD Caviar Blue 250GB 7200RPM HDD - $20, Seagate Barracuda  320GB 7200RPM HDD - $20, MSI Aero Nvidia GTX 1060 3GB GPU - $200, Cougar MG130G Micro-ATX Case - $50, Aresgame AGK750 Fully Modular 80+ Gold PSU - $90, HP 22EB 21.5" 1080P 60Hz Monitor - $100, Samsung 21.5" 2S22E450D 1080P 60Hz Monitor - $90, Sceptre E205-W 19.5" 1600-3R 900P 75Hz Monitor - $70, GK73X Hot-Swappable Mechanical Keyboard (Gateron Red Switches) - $70, HK Gaming Dye Sub Chalk Keycaps - $40, Steelseries Rival 3 Mouse - $30, Aresgame RGB Mouse Pad - Came with bundle, Random XXL Amazon Mouse Pad - $10, Widesen USB Condenser Mic - $20, Gertisan Mic Arm - $12 (adapter needed, + $4), OneOdio Over Ear Headphones - $33, Cooler Master SickleFlow 120MM Blue Fan - $10, Iceberg Thermal IceGALE 140MM Teal Fan 2 Pack - $45, Cougar 120MM Case Fan - Included with MG 130G

Rack Project (Build log link)

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Rack Project PC (1)

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Intel Core i5-2400 CPU - $25, Vetroo L5 CPU Cooler - $30, Dell Optiplex 390 LGA 1155 Motherboard - $15, G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB (2x8) 1866MHz CL10 DDR3 RAM  - $50, Leven 120GB 2.5" SSD - $22, MSI Aero Nvidia GTX 1050 TI 4GB - $150, Segotep GP 600W Non-Modular 80+ Gold PSU - $52, Tecware Spectre RGB Pro Mechanical Keyboard (Outemu Brown Switches) - $70, Pictek T16 Mouse - $23

Rack Project PC (2)

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Intel Core i5-2400 CPU - $25, Enermax ETS-N31 CPU Cooler - $25, Dell Optiplex 390 LGA 1155 Motherboard - $15, 8GB (2x4) Hynix 1600MHz CL11 DDR3 RAM - $30, Leven 120GB 2.5" SSD - $22, Intel HD 2000 Graphics - Integrated into CPU, Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 600W Non-Modular 80+ PSU - $50, HP Office Keyboard - $5, Havit Mouse - $10

 "I had the parts lying around" PC

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AMD A8-4555M CPU, "Stock" Cooler, Coinmine ITX Motherboard - ($Total of 3=$35), 8GB (2x4) Hynix 1333MHz CLsomething DDR3 SODIMM RAM - $22, HP 120GB 2.5" SSD - $203, AMD Radeon 7600G Graphics - Integrated into CPU, EVGA N1 400W Non-Modular PSU - $40, InWin 303 (Yes, I know its a ridiculously expensive and high end case for this type of build. I got one for free and had it lying around.) - $90, Thermaltake Riing 120MM Blue Fan (x3) - $17 Each, Cooler Master 120MM Case Fan - $10, Redragon S107 Keyboard + Mouse + Mouse Pad - $37

Other parts I have lying around

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3 Dell Optiplex Stock Coolers (1 broken), Cooler Master T2 Cooler, Intel Stock Cooler, Replace Power 420W PSU, Broken FX-8350, Broken Asrock 970 Motherboard, 2x4GB DDR3 RAM 1333MHz, a Dell Office KB, a bunch of office mice

Dell Inspiron 15-3575 Laptop

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Intel Celeron N4000 CPU, 4GB RAM, Windows 10 Home Activated 64 Bit, 500GB HDD, Intel UHD 600 Graphics

Gateway Vintage Laptop from 2006 probably

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Intel Core 2 Duo T5500, 3GB RAM, Windows Vista Home Premium Activated 32 Bit, 250GB HDD, Intel 965 Graphics

 

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19 minutes ago, tkitch said:

idiot check 1:  (always do the idiot checks)  Make sure the PSU and Power Strip/UPS are turned on.  

 

idiot check 2:  Make sure the power switch motherboard connectors didn't fall off / come loose

 

After that:

Unplug everything but the motherboard.  No drives, or anything else.  Will it turn on?

 

Do fans or anything click briefly when turning it on?

 

When I first connected the new PSU, the CPU fan spun for the tiniest fraction of a second, but nothing else has happened since then!

 

I'll try unplugging everything but the Motherboard and see how I get on.

(Does that mean disconnecting my RAM, GPU etc from the Motherboard as well?) 

 

Sorry for being a tech dumbass! 🤦‍♂️😂

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14 minutes ago, davemc said:

Try to reseat the Ram, gpu, and all connections

I'll try this and see how it goes! Thanks 😊

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15 hours ago, Brogan1102 said:

When I first connected the new PSU, the CPU fan spun for the tiniest fraction of a second, but nothing else has happened since then!

 

I'll try unplugging everything but the Motherboard and see how I get on.

(Does that mean disconnecting my RAM, GPU etc from the Motherboard as well?) 

 

Sorry for being a tech dumbass! 🤦‍♂️😂

So I unplugged everything from the motherboard apart from the power supply.......still nothing happening!

 

Does this mean it is the motherboard that is faulty?

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15 hours ago, davemc said:

Try to reseat the Ram, gpu, and all connections

So I unplugged everything from the motherboard apart from the power supply.......still nothing happening!

 

Does this mean it is the motherboard that is faulty?

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Motherboard needs CPU, 1 ram stick, power to cpu and mobo to post. it also needs video out technically but i assume your i3 has an igpu.

 

Are you using the cables that came with the new psu or are you reusing some from the old psu?

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1 hour ago, Mark Kaine said:

Motherboard needs CPU, 1 ram stick, power to cpu and mobo to post. it also needs video out technically but i assume your i3 has an igpu.

 

Are you using the cables that came with the new psu or are you reusing some from the old 

I used all the new cabling that came with the PSU

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Because nobody mentioned it, also inspect every part, in every stage of the starting process.

I had this old Pentium 3 that just stopped working and on that style of visual inspection it turned out it was the start/off button that had failed because of dirt.

Or you might have dislocated a small cable whilst fitting new ones? That's happen to me loads of times.

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