Computer not starting up most of the time

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Dosobye, Oct 12, 2019 at 7:17 PM.

  1. Dosobye

    Dosobye Limp Gawd

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    This just started recently happening where if I power on, nothing happens. I see some lights on the motherboard(RGB), but beyond that nothing (no num lock of any of the keyboard lights, no mouse RGB lights) and ofcourse black screen.
    If I shut down and keep powering on eventually it will boot. Same thing also if I try to wake up from sleep mode.

    This setup has been working fine for me for the past year.

    Asrock B450 gaming K4 (P1.50 BIOS REV, really down rev I just realized )
    1700X
    GEIL 16GB memory
    MSI Nvidia GTX 970
    Windows 10
    XFX P1-650X-CAH9 650W power supply

    I'm thinking maybe my power supply is bad, it is the oldest thing in my system is 9 years old. Or could I have a bad board?
    Unfortunately I don't have another power supply or motherboard to swap out.

    What do you guys think?

    One more thing, recently I started having another issue where the post screen is taking relatively forever to clear, I wonder if that is related.
     
  2. DrLobotomy

    DrLobotomy [H]ardness Supreme

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    Dead CMOS battery or dying power supply is my guess.
     
  3. primetime

    primetime [H]ardness Supreme

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    yep id say get a new supply
     
  4. DrDoU

    DrDoU 2[H]4U

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    Go cheap try cmos battery first.
     
  5. Dosobye

    Dosobye Limp Gawd

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    you guys really think CMOS battery died in under a year?
    If so, wouldn't that just reset my BIOS settings everytime?
     
  6. DrLobotomy

    DrLobotomy [H]ardness Supreme

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    Power supply flaky and not keeping settings powered so battery drains out. It happens.

    That's why we call it troubleshooting since we don't KNOW for a fact what the issue is. Else we would just call it fixing or repairing.
     
  7. grim4593

    grim4593 Limp Gawd

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    Power supply. I had this exact issue about a year ago. Once I replaced it everything worked normally.
     
  8. mvmiller12

    mvmiller12 Gawd

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    Speaking of troubleshooting, go down to a single ram module and unplug your drives and see if anything changes. If necessary, swap RAN sticks (still using just the 1). You can try pulling the board out and running it on your desk to troubleshoot a case short. Troubleshoot with what you have to try and rule out things before jumping to conclusions.
     
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