Tower powers on, but no boot

Matt123roll - Feb 5, 2009 at 11:39 AM
 tomfoolery - Jul 22, 2009 at 04:36 PM
So I bought my computer about 7/8 months ago second hand from a guy i know.

It's always ran pretty flawlessly hardware wise, never had any problems


i tried to boot my pc up the other day and the tower lights turn on, the motherboard light is on and all the fans are spinning but my monitor just displays 'No Signal'.

i turned the tower off numerous times (about 10) and it eventually booted up properly

im constantly having this problem, sometimes having to turn it on 30ish times before it will actually boot up, and that can't be good for my system

any idea's what the problem could be?

im running XP service pack 2
ASUS A8R-MVP motherboard
ATI Radeon X300SE PCI graphics card
AMD Athlon 64 3800+
Samsung HD300LJ HDD

im open to any idea's
im stumped


4 responses

xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,826
Feb 5, 2009 at 11:57 AM
I could be a power supply problem. See if you can borrow another power supply and install it for testing.
i doubt i can get hold of another power supply

is there any easy ways to test mine?
fixed the problem :D

a fried on mine had the same trouble a while back
so he suggested taking out a stick off my RAM

and hey presto

it boots up perfect with only one stick
so i think its down to faulty RAM

if you look at the main wiring connector from the power supply you will see one green wire in the bundle.
on both sides of the green wire are black wires. bridge the green wire to either black wire and turn on the power supply. If the power supply fan turns on, your power supply is ok. Hope it helps