Pc shows no sign of life


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Last night my pc was running just fine i finished my gaming got up and left in on for half an hour as my mouse was charging on its dock after half an hour i came to my pc to shut it off but the pc seem unresponsive so I thought it may have just hanged or something so i tried to shut it of from the power switch but that didn’t do anything as well then i tried everything but i didn’t do anything so my last resort was to switch of my power supply switch so i did that but since then my pc is showing no signs of life and i have tried switching power supplies tried to jump the pins on motherboard as i thought the buttons went bad but nothing seems to work can anyone please help me with a solution i am scared that i might have bricked my mobo


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It sounds like a serious issue, but there are several steps you can take to diagnose and potentially fix your PC. Here's a structured approach to troubleshoot the problem:

Initial Checks​

  1. Power Supply:
    • Ensure the power supply switch is turned on.
    • Double-check all power cables to make sure they are securely connected (both to the motherboard and components).
    • Try a different power outlet to rule out any issues with the current one.
  2. CMOS Battery:
    • Remove the CMOS battery from the motherboard, wait for a few minutes, and then reinsert it. This can reset the BIOS settings and sometimes resolve power issues.
  3. Basic Connections:
    • Disconnect all peripherals (mouse, keyboard, external drives, etc.).
    • Remove and reinsert the RAM sticks. Try using just one stick at a time if you have multiple.
    • Ensure the GPU is seated correctly if you have one.

Deep-Dive Diagnosis​

  1. Motherboard Jump Start:
    • You've already tried jumping the power switch pins, but make sure you did it correctly. Refer to your motherboard manual to locate the correct pins.
  2. Check for Shorts:
    • Ensure that there are no loose screws or components causing a short on the motherboard.
    • Check for any visible signs of damage, burn marks, or swollen capacitors on the motherboard.
  3. Test with Minimum Configuration:
    • Disconnect everything except the CPU, one stick of RAM, and the power supply. Try to power on the system in this minimal configuration.
  4. Speaker/Beep Codes:
    • If your motherboard has a speaker or debug LEDs, use them to identify beep codes or error messages.

Advanced Troubleshooting​

  1. Try Different Components:
    • If possible, try a different power supply that you know works.
    • Test the RAM, CPU, and GPU in another working system to ensure they are functional.
  2. Check for BIOS Corruption:
    • Some motherboards have dual BIOS or BIOS recovery features. Consult your motherboard manual for instructions on recovering a corrupted BIOS.
  3. Inspect Power Delivery:
    • Check the 24-pin ATX and 8-pin CPU power connectors. Ensure they are providing the correct voltages.

If Nothing Works​

If none of these steps resolve the issue, it may be that your motherboard or another critical component has failed. Just consult a computer specialist or technician