I'm sorry if this is the wrong section but I'm having issues with my desktop.
About two months ago I awoke one day and tried turning on my desktop only to have it not even do anything when I pressed the power button.
To test teh problem I did the following things:
-Pressed the powerswitch on the PSU, still didn't happen
-Tried unplugging the power cable from the surge protector into the wall outlet directly still the PC wouldn't turn on.
-Tried testing the PSU on a different wall socket and again nothing happend
So after those I contacted OCZ the manufacture of my PSU and got a replacement that came in a couple of weeks ago but I've been pretty busy lately so I finally got around to installing the new PSU which was brand new in the box the other night after installing it yeah the same thing happend again the computer wouldn't turn on by pressing the power button on the front of the case.
The next day I took my computer over to my brother in laws who is building a new PC and asked him to take a look because I thought maybe I might have installed it wrong, I asked him to test his new PSU in it since he won't be building the new computer till next week sometime if he couldn't get my replacement to work. He did do this and his PSU wouldn't work in my computer either.
So my question is what could be the cause on why the computer won't turn on? I highly doubt both my replacement PSU and his brand new PSU are DOA.
I'd like to get my computer back up and running ASAP because I have important documents on there that I need to access to.
Did you try using a screw driver instead of the case power button? All that the PSU test tells us is that your PSU is capable of providing power, we dont know if its necessarily the motherboard yet. If the power button on the case broke it wouldnt turn on and thats a much cheaper fix than a new board.
All your power button does is make a temporary short between two pins on the motherboard, a screwdriver can fill this role quite well. Find the power button connector on the motherboard, remove the connector and use a screw driver to short those two pins, if nothing happens that means it is almost certainly the motherboard, if its the power button on the case it should power up like normal.