My PC's been up and running for some time now, however yesterday the dog walked passed it and shook (as dogs do!) The tiniest amount of saliva landed on the power on button and I thought nothing of it as it was pretty viscous anyway and thought it wouldn't manage to seep around. I dried it up and went for a cuppa, but upon my return the PC was off.
I've tried using a different power lead, thinking a fuse may have gone or summat, but no luck.
I've opened the 'puter up and ensured that all cables are securely in place, however the PC still won't power up at all.
Do you think this is simply a replacement case job, replacement PSU job or a mobo/processor fry up? I hope it's not the last, dear Lord I hope not.
Hope you can help, especially if there are any electropeople out there!
I've tried plugging it in to a few outlets, changed power plug, ensured cables/wires are secure but still nothing whatsoever. I left it happily downloading, returned to find the whole system off and not switchonable :(
doubt very much if a bit of dog spit would cause any problem by landing on the on/off switch (have heard of some strange things with pc's, like a mouse stopping a pc from posting but i digress) sounds as if the psu have gone.
try a friends psu in ya pc or any other components ( hope he a very good friend) or trying your components in his pc
The power on/off switch is only a momentary action swich. You should be able to replicate the action by using a spare lead with the correct pins to connect to your motherboard and touching the ends together.
Hi GibsonSt19. I'm pleased that you got the problem sorted - pity though about having to spend the money on a new psu. To clarify my suggestion above, what I was suggesting was to get a pair of wires with the correct connector, and touching the ends of the wires together. The same thing as woodchip was suggesting but using the bits of insulated wire to avoid the risk of shorting the wrong pins with a screwdriver.