Computer not turning on ?

Computer not turning on ?

Computer not turning/powering on ?

Follow this steps below to troubleshoot and see if it’s possible to get your computer system to power / turn back on to normal operation.

( STEP 1 ) Testing your Power Source

Follow this steps below to troubleshoot and see if it’s possible to get your computer system to power / turn back on to normal operation by Testing your Power Source .  The steps below could be use on the following computer type.

  • Server
  • Desktop
  • Laptops
  • Tablet
  • All in One PC

Steps to Perform

There are times our Power Outlet may go bad, this will cause the computer not to turn on. To rule this out as the issue, all we have to do is unplug it and connected to another power outlet we know it’s working or plug something into that power outlet to see if any electricity it’s flowing through. This will confirm the outlet it’s working and putting out electricity needed to power on the computer system. Before you plug your computer back to it’s power source, Press and hold the power button for about 15-20 seconds then plug your computer system back to it’s power outlet.  Now try to turn the computer on. If the computer does not turn on, then move to step 2. However, if your computer does turn on, then the outlet you had it connected before it’s most likely defected.

Check Power Outlet

( STEP 2 ) Testing Computer Power Cables

Follow this steps below to troubleshoot and see if it’s possible to get your computer system to power / turn back on to normal operation by Testing Computer Power Cables .  The steps below could be use on the following computer type.

  • Server
  • Desktop
  • All in One PC

 

Steps to Perform

There are time that are power cable and or chargers will fail for whatever reason. In this step we are going to find out if the power cable from our PC or Charger are the cause of the computer not powering on. This step usually will require you to have a spare Power cable and or charger. I’ve seen some PC Power cable in the 99 cents store if any in your area. cables are pretty cheap at local computer shop and might have them for about 5.00USD. Don’t have a spare one, If this a desktop, then most likely your computer screen will be using the same type of cable, Try to take  a look and if it does, swap it to test on your  desktop and or charger if it uses the same one .

For PC and Server as well some laptop using regular PC Power cable as show on the picture, you could perform the following step, with the spare cable try swamping it and see if it works ? If your computer system does powers on, then your problem it’s the Original power cord and will need to be replace . As for Laptops users , usually a charger will have detachable power cord, maybe different then a PC , this are pretty standard cable and most Cable Box, Cable Modems as well other electronic device may use the same power cord, Try swamping with those and see if it works on your charger, Make sure to look on the charger itself , there is a small led light that will light up when there is electricity going through it. If you do see a small light that should be turn on but it’s not, then your charger may be damage and will have to be replace. however if it does not have a light at all , then your next step will be to use a Volt Meter (For Technical People) to see if your charger it producing any power to your laptop and or tablet.  Volt reading should be around 15volts to 21 volts. If getting no volts reading at all from your charger, then your charger it’s damage. If your charger it’s working and or PC power cable it’s working, then move to step 3 to continue troubleshooting your computer power issue.

Check your PC Power Cable and or Laptop / Tablet Charging Cables

( STEP 3 ) – Checking Power Supply PSU

Follow this steps below to troubleshoot and see if it’s possible to get your computer system to power / turn back on to normal operation by the Power Supply (PSU) .  The steps below could be use on the following computer type.

  • Server
  • Desktop
  • Laptop
  • All in One PC

Steps to Perform

On this section will be testing the Computer Power supply as well a few extra steps on the Laptop charger to see if it’s functioning correctly as it should be. Power supply on computer tends to breakdown, this could be do to  power supply over heating , not having enough power or blown out for whatever reason. Before we continue, we want to make sure the switch on the Power Supply it’s turn on ( See Picture ), Some some computers power supply have a switch in the back to turn off the computer when power button it’s not working . Make sure its turn on , if it was off, then hit the power button to see if your computer turns on, if it does not turn on, then continue reading. However if your computer turns on after switching the switch on but nothing display, then this is a different issue. May want to check our section on how to troubleshoot fix blank screen .

Laptops users, Some chargers have a LED Light on them to indicate it’s receiving power as I mention in my earlier step, if it does have a LED light and it’s on then continue reading, However, if it does have one but it’s not lit up, Then your charger may be defective and will need to be replace. If your charger  does not have a LED indicator on it but it’s working fine, Then plug into your laptop, As with any laptop, when you plug the power charger to it, a LED light should light up on the laptop itself. Picture below for reference .

Power Laptop Indicator

If your laptops power LED lights up, but nothing happen when powering on, then your laptop power button most likely will have to be replace. Have a Technician take a look at it to confirm.

For Technical users. or if you are up for the challenge. This next step will require opening your computer case to expose the power supply cables which we are going to run a test on. Make sure to unplug the power cable from power supply.  As you could see on the picture , we are going to have to get our hand on the 20/24 pin cable which should be plug into the motherboard .

Once we have the cable in question in hand, will try to make a connection with 2 wires, if you look closely into the wires, you will see a few colors, there are 2 we are going to focus on for this test, A black one, which ever one it’s available and the green you see towards your right . We want to find a way to connect this 2 wires together. You could view a quick video about this procedure which should be displaying . Once we have those cable making contact , we are going to plug the power cable into the PSU and see if it turns on, If the power supply turns on, Then continue the next step. If it does not turn on, then you have a damage power which will need to be replace.

 

 

Check your Power Supply PSU

( FINAL STEP )

Follow this steps below to troubleshoot and see if it’s possible to get your computer system to power / turn back on to normal operation by testing the computer power button .  The steps below could be use on the following computer type.

  • Server
  • Desktop
  • All in One PC

Steps to Perform

On this last final step on troubleshooting computer power on issue. For Technical users or the ones who are brave to try it :) We are going to perform one more test and this one will require opening the computer case once again and going back inside.

We are going to try to locate the motherboard power switch connection pin, now 90 percent of the computer out there have this switch, the others have a different kind of connection such as thin film ribbons which will required a technician to perform the test. If you look at the picture , you will see the pins and or wire will be looking for. The one will are looking for it’s label Power SW , Pwr SW or similar  , this connection it’s what connect your power button to your motherboard to turn it on. Now we are going to remove that Power SW cable from the motherboard exposing both pins that we need .

All we have to do now it’s find a way to make those 2 pins touch briefly to power on your PC . As you could see in the picture, there is a guy using a screwdriver to make a connection with both those pins. If doing this turns your computer on, Then your issue it’s with your power button and might want to replace it, if it does not turn on, then this means you have a bad motherboard :(

Checking your Power button Connection

Computer not powering on videos.

Below you will find a few videos regarding computer not turning on and how to troubleshoot them. Feel free to view the video below or visit our video section for how to repair computer that does not turn on .

Top Worst Computer Viruses in History

Below you will find some of the Top Computer Virus released to the internet since the start of the internet , Feel free to read a list of the most dangerous computer ever to be released to the internet over the years .

1998 - The Morris Worm Virus - In 1988 Robert Morris , a University student released a worm which affected 10 percent of all computer connected to the internet.

1999 - Melissa Virus - Melissa was spread via file to a usernet group called alt.sex and the file contained passwords for 80 pornographic websites.

2000 - I Love You Virus - The I love you virus spread when it was downloaded as an email attachment . it then started copying itseld several times and hiding in folders on the hard drive.

2001 - Anna Kournikova Virus - Jan de Wit created a virus that tricked the reipient into opening a message that strongly suggested they would be privy to a glimpse of Russia Tennis Star Anna Kournikova's curves.

2001 - Nimda Virus - Nimda is a file infecting computer worm. It quickly spread, surpassing the economic damage caused by previous outbreaks such as Code Red. Nimda utilized several types of propagation techniques and this caused it to become the Internet’s most widespread virus/worm within 22 minutes.

2003 - Slammer Virus - It caused about 10 billions worth of damage rapidly infecting networks around the world .

2004 - MyDoom Virus - It was spread through an email attachment which usually had an innocuos title such as Mail Delivery System or Mail Transaction Failed.

2004 - Sasser Virus - Sasser is a computer worm that affects computers running vulnerable versions of the Microsoft operating systems Windows XP and Windows 2000. Sasser spreads by exploiting the system through a vulnerable network port. Thus it is particularly virulent in that it can spread without user intervention, but it is also easily stopped by a properly configured firewall or by downloading system updates from Windows Update.

2006 - Leap_A Virus - It proved that Apple Computer is not safe after all .

2007 - Storm Trojan Virus - Through an email attachment ir inundated thousands of computers creating a huge global network of computers enslaved.

2008 - Conficker Virus - It caused chaos and panic and Microsoft created a high profile industry group to counter the virus attack.

2010 - Stuxnet Virus - The first virus to specifically target critical National infrastructure.

2013 - Cryptolocker Virus - CryptoLocker is a ransomware trojan which targeted computers running Microsoft Windows,[1] believed to have first been posted to the Internet on 5 September 2013. CryptoLocker propagated via infected email attachments, and via an existing botnet; when activated, the malware encrypts certain types of files stored on local and mounted network drives using RSA public-key cryptography, with the private key stored only on the malware's control servers.

New computer virus named Goner spreading fast

Computer Virus Goner

This is the latest Computer Virus threat to have cause havoc in countries around the world , If you wondering why your email has been a bit slow in receiving or sending out email, then you might want to read this article below about a new virus called Goner causing issue around the globe .

A powerful new computer virus was today causing havoc with e-mail systems across the world.

Experts described the virus, called Goner, as one of the fastest-spreading they had yet seen and warned computer users to immediately delete it if they received it.

Alex Shipp, spokesman for anti-virus service MessageLabs, said: “It’s spreading with tremendous speed and thousands of users in Britain have already been sent it.

“The virus mass mails itself out through e-mail and attempts to destroy anti-virus software on computers, which could prove extremely problematic for those unfortunate enough to receive it.”

The infected e-mail has the word “Hi” as its subject and body text which reads “When I saw this screen saver, I immediately thought about you. I am in a harry (sic), I promise you will love it.” Its attachment is labelled “gone.scr.”

It was first detected this morning in the US but experts believe it was created in Europe.

Feel free to read more about this article from the source located here www.dailymail.co.uk

Bogus emails offering Windows 10

Important Notice

Computer News : The scam, which was discovered by Cisco's security team, sends users an email that appears to come from Microsoft. It asks users to download a file to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. But if you install the file, it actually puts something called ransomware on your computer.Look below for how the scam looks

Beware of Bogus emails offering Windows 10

A few users have reported receiving Windows 10 free upgrade email from unknown sources directing them to download Windows 10 for free from certain site and not from the official Microsoft website . Below is a few information posted in news outlets regarding Bogus emails offering Windows 10 that people have been getting in their inbox .From Pix11: Security researchers are warning about a wave of bogus spam emails with malicious attachments, labeled as if they’re legitimate copies of the new program.The attachments contain a “ransomware” program that, when opened, locks all the data on a computer and demands payment to release them.Researchers at Cisco Systems say the emails are designed to look like an official upgrade notice from Microsoft Corp., but several words have random, out-of-place letters and punctuation.Another important clue: Microsoft says its update mechanism provides computer owners with a notice on their screens — not via email — when a direct Internet download is available. Experts warn against clicking on files that come with unsolicited emails.

How to Protect yourself.

Microsoft is not upgrading computers to Windows 10 through email. If you get an email like this, then it's a scam. Period. Delete the email immediately.Windows 7 and Windows 8 users can upgrade to Windows 10 for free. As of June 29, Microsoft started sending notifications directly to the desktops of these users.It looks like this on Windows 7 , 8 and 8.1:

Windows 7 to Windows 10 Upgrade Notification

The Creation of the Computer – Modern Marvels

Thanks for visiting Thirty5tech NYC Computer Repair video section , here in this video known as The Creation of the Computer - Modern Marvels release by the History Channel will give you an inside view on how computers were created back then when this programming was done back in 1996 , Even though this video is old, the information in this short documentary will talk about the creating of personal computers from the 90's , 80s , 70s, . Feel free to enjoy this video for your viewing . This video is about a good 30 minutes ,

Video Information

Modern Marvels® presents a fascinating exploration into the history of the computer. See Charles Babbage's Victorian "counting machine," a mechanical computer that produced perfect results for any mathematical problem of six figures or less, and discover how IBM was launched through a punch-card counting machine built to accelerate the 1890 census. Trace the technological advancements that led to the first modern computers and witness the rapid progress that allowed them to shrink from room-sized monsters to the desktop units that revolutionized life in the '90s.

Year Produce: 1996
Lengh: 48:07

Computer Chronicles – Security and Viruses

Thirty5Tech NYC Computer Repair brings you an interesting video about Security & Virus , Thanks for the people over at Computer Chronicle for this interesting Computer Virus video . Feel free to watch it below , All videos here are free of charge and is for educational purpose . So take a sit and enjoy this 22 minute video about computer virus and how people are working hard to protect your computer from nasty computer virus .

Video Information

Computer Chronicles - Security and Viruses is available to view above , Just the thought of a possible computer virus is enough to chill any computer user. Meet the people at the front lines in the war against the malicious computer virus. This video talks about computer virus back in the early 200 's . This video is best for those that don't understand computer virus and will like to learn more about how it started and how professional computer specialist are working hard to protect people like you and corporate from deadly computer virus and security breach in the information technology highway .

Year Produce: 2001
Lengh: 27:20

The Computer Chronicles – Computer Viruses

Thirty5Tech NYC Computer Repair brings you a pretty cool and interesting video about Computer Virus from back in the late 1980's , This video will talk about the threat of virus especially those that were release in the early and late 80's , Feel free to watch this video below free of charge, This video is about 29 minutes long . So enjoy this programing brought to you by Computer Chronicle .

Video Information

The Computer Chronicles - Computer Virus from 1989. Some viruses discussed include the Morris Worm, Jerusalem, and a few Macintosh viruses, like Scores. Also examined are a number of antivirus products from the time, and their effectiveness as well as their approaches towards stopping the growing virus menace. They also test a DOS virus on camera. It’s like looking at my channel 20 years ago. I figured some of you might enjoy looking back at the history of the antivirus industry, as well as thoughts and opinions from affected users when viruses were still a brand new threat.

Year Produce: 1989
Lengh: 29:19

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