We had a power outage that lasted for about 2 seconds.
When I went to power on the comp nothing happened.
The power onboard PWR LED on the MOBO is lit solid.
I pressed the power button and the case fan lit up and spun for 1 second then nothing.
I removed the GFX card, WIFI card, Capture Card. Unplugged all cables from the HD and DVD drive. I removed the MEM stick also.
All that is still plugged in is the front panel header for the HD and PWR leds, front usb header.
I pressed the PWR button again and nothing happened. I expected at least some beeps from the onboard SPKR.
Below are the specs:
ASUS P8Z77-V LX Intel Z77 Chipset LGA 1155 MB
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3Ghz Unlocked LGA1155 CPU
ULTRA LSP750 750W ATX POWER SUPPLY
The power supply is the cheapest to replace first, followed by the MOBO, with the CPU being the most expensive.
If the power supply is not the issue, is it possible to get the same MOBO with a different INTEL CPU and NOT have to reinstall windows and all my installed software?
Might be the PSU. Try unplugging it and holding the power button to clear out the power. The light should go off then. Plug it back in and try again.
Do you use a surge protecting power strip or a UPS?
I had tried your solution to no avail. No, the computer is not on a surge/UPS.
It was more of a step than a solution. When you plugged it back in after clearing out the power, did the motherboards power light come back on?
Yes, the motherboard power light came on as soon as I turned the power supply switch to the "ON" position. When I pressed the power button, the case fan lit up and spun for 1 second then nothing. The motherboard and front panel header are the only things still plugged in. All other hardware is still removed from the motherboard.