PSU passed paper clip test so....what to test next?

  Andanotherthing 11:12 24 Sep 2013
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Have searched the forums and got some ideas but...My son's Maxdata pc with an Asus motherboard just stopped working. I have replaced the PSU but the old PSU passed the paper clip test when I got it out (as does the new one!). Where next? How do you test the on/ off button on the comp - and I have also read a dead CMOS battery might be the problem- is that true? Memory and graphics cards appear to be seated fine. What to do next please!

  Andanotherthing 21:48 26 Sep 2013

Success! I decided that there must be a conflict between the hard drives so I started to unplug them one at a time. It booted up into Windows after removing the first drive. So I have been installing updates and running malware checks and updating drivers. Will leave my son to sort out the drive conflict problem

Many thanks again to all of you who helped.

  Andanotherthing 21:48 26 Sep 2013

Success! I decided that there must be a conflict between the hard drives so I started to unplug them one at a time. It booted up into Windows after removing the first drive. So I have been installing updates and running malware checks and updating drivers. Will leave my son to sort out the drive conflict problem

Many thanks again to all of you who helped.

  Andanotherthing 21:48 26 Sep 2013

Success! I decided that there must be a conflict between the hard drives so I started to unplug them one at a time. It booted up into Windows after removing the first drive. So I have been installing updates and running malware checks and updating drivers. Will leave my son to sort out the drive conflict problem

Many thanks again to all of you who helped.

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