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Discussion in 'Windows Tools & Tips' started by La Freak, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. La Freak

    La Freak Support Team Staff Member Support Team

    It is another day to start working your files or just a normal boring day to browse the WEB. You plug the wire, you switch on your AVR/UPS ( (See Below for more info) and then you press Power button in your system unit and Woah! Nothing Happens!

    What will you do if your Computer wont TURN ON? How to solve this problem? What are reasons why it wont start up? These are few fear frustrating questions that might be spoke out inside your mind. I guess you felt fear, am i right?

    Relax...Your Data is Safe!
    Worried about your files or data in your PC? Take a breath..inhale...exhale...relax..yes thats it. Dont panic most common reason why a computer wont power on because of its hardware device that fails to give power or it has a serious problem in the board. While you are thinking that Hard Drive considers a hardware device but it is rare situation.

    It's true that the most common reason a computer won't start is because a piece of hardware has failed or is causing a problem but that hardware isn't usually a hard drive, the part of your computer that stores all of your files. Temporarily you cant access your files of course right? ^_^

    Mild Introduction
    Before we start fixing the problem, lets review some terms and definitions first.

    Image Courtesy to Techrepublic

    1. AVR ( Automatic Voltage Regulator ) - is a piece of hardware device that is designed to maintain voltage level automatically to electronic devices.

    2. PSU ( Power Supply Unit) - is the heart of every Computer and it is most important part because without it, theres no point in using your PC. PSU is a hardware unit device in Computer that is responsible in power upping the computer.

    3. UPS (uninterruptible power supply) -
    is an electrical device that provides emergency power to a load when the input power source fails.

    Before solving a problem, of course, you should know the main problem first.

    But how can we identify the problem that our PC wont turn on? Sometimes, we assume that we know the problem, that we identify the device cause the malfunction, and that we know how to solve it... but we have to make sure if it is really true because if it is not then we will be surprise of the worst outcome.

    Identify first the device that cause the problem
    To diagnostic a problem, we should test our unit. That is, we have to test every device that deals power (like AVR, Motherboard, CPU, PSU - worse[ Unplugged Wire ])

    [SOLUTION] Steps in Troubleshooting Procedure
    Take note: It is for the UNIT that receives no POWER signal.

    1. First, check your wire. It must be plugged in to 110-220WATTS socket but it depends in your UNIT. Ideally, its in the range of 110-200WATTS. Then check the power cord also.

    2. If you are confident that there is no problem with the wire in the socket, then try to check the next UNIT ( AVR/UPS). You can use other AVR or UPS to test it with your System Unit. ( in my experienced. my AVR performed unusual function that sometimes it gives me a mild shock ouch after from giving my electrofied, i then thought it was the main problem. So i replace it a new one)

    Taken from Buy A new COmputer
    3. If you are confident too that your AVR/UPS is performing 100%, then you must test the next UNIT - PSU.

    4. Here, its a bit complicated because you will open up the case and get the PSU then you will test your system unit to other PSU device (sounds difficult). If other PSU is working well in your system unit then the culprit here is your PSU. So the solution? Buy a New PSU one :))

    (guess...yes, i bought a new PSU and it is costly whew but it is worthy to buy because i finally fix my pc hardware turn on problem)

    5.If your AVR/Power cord/PSU is working properly then try to test the power button on the front of your computer's case. Sometimes, your power button is damaged and it fails to power on. Solution? Replace the power button if it fails your testing.

    6. Finally, If you are really confident that your power, power supply, and power button are working 100% well, its likely that there is a problem with your PC's motherboard and it should be replaced.
    Important Tips:
    • check and try to loose and put back the wire connection in every unit. If it does not work then proceed to other solution.
    • Verify that the power supply voltage switch setting. It should match the correct input voltage for a power supply.
    • try to test the power cord if it is not working.
    • Consult computer technician to do checking and testing your Unit.
    Does it helps you? Comment here for some problems issue. If you find this post useful please share it with your friends...Like,Tweet,+1 etc. :)) Thanks.

  2. naks naman si TGKHTL.. :D
  3. La Freak

    La Freak Support Team Staff Member Support Team

    Just Want To Share Some Basic's Info About Troubleshooting :shy:
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  4. yeah. ganyan ka kabait TGKHTL.. :) dapat mod ka na din.. :)
    ThisGuyKnowHowToLove likes this.
  5. Salamat dito boss,, malaking tulong po:)
  6. maxprobes

    maxprobes Addict Established

    May Idag dag lang po ako na Kunti Info.
    Usually po kasi kapag nasa Power Supply po ang Problema eh "WALA PONG ILAW YUNG MOTHERBOARD".
    Kung inyo pong mapapansin may LED po ung Board at kung di po ako nagkakamali yan po eh KULAY YELLOW GREEN.
    This indicates if there was/there is (No) Supply of Power Coming from the Power Supply.
    Possible Problems
    (Failing AVR Fuse) - Try to Replace with other AVR
    (Failing Power Supply - Power Cord) - Try to use Other Power Cord
    (POWER SUPPLY Failing Fuse or Capasitors and Others Parts of it). - Try to conduct a Power Supply test to Make sure that this has the Major Problems to be Fix or to be Replace.

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    There are some Factors, That you need to come up into Replacing your Power Supply with a new One.
    However, There's always an Option for you to go with someone to Check it up (E-TECH).
    1. Go to your Friendly Electronics Technician for you to be able to Open your Power Supply Safely and ask him about the Problems of your Power Supply.
    2. The Electronics Technicians knows how to conduct a Power Flow Check for him to be able to find if which part has the Problem and to be replace.
    3. If the Only Problem is Fuse then you should go for the Repair by Replacing it with other Fuse.
    4. But if there are other Problems other than Fuse then you should ask Him if what is the Condition of your Power Supply Capacitors and how much would it cost for you to have it repaired.
    5. If He says your Capacitors are in good conditions and the cost would be only 50 Pesos (1.16 $). Then it's your best Option to go for a Repair.
    6. But if the E-Tech told you that it it will cost you a Hundred Pesos to be Repaired. Then Buying a New One Without any Hesitation is your Best Option.
    Hope My Little Tips Helps you guys (^_^).
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2013
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  7. Thanks for sharing :)

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