PC turned off and won't come back on

  Tmjjmt 16:31 03 Apr 2018

I was using my PC when it suddenly lost power (there wasn't an outage or anything) and now it won't turn on again. The first time I tried to turn it back on, the power button lit up for a second and nothing else - subsequent attempts did absolutely nothing. Also, maybe a minute after that, the PC made what sounded like a brief sparking sound so I've now disconnected it from the mains to be safe. Please advise!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:21 03 Apr 2018

If you're lucky its only the power supply unit that has failed (no fan sound )#

if unlucky it could have taken the motherboard / hard drives with it.

  Tmjjmt 18:52 03 Apr 2018

Update: fixed. Still not sure what the issue was, I opened it up to test the power supply and the button. Couldn't find any problem with either of them but it's suddenly working again for whatever reason.

  wee eddie 19:15 03 Apr 2018

What you have done suggests that there is a loose connection somewhere.

That is, in itself not dangerous but, should it disconnect again while you Hard Drive is writing, it could cause the heads to crash and irretrievable damage

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