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Hi @slowboy ,
 
First thing to check is if the power supply is OK and that it is supplying all of the voltages necessary to run the PC, not just the fans.
 
Here’s a [https://www.wikihow.com/Check-a-Power-Supply#targetText=Test%20the%20power%20supply%20with%20a%20multimeter.,it's%20plugged%20into%20the%20motherboard|link] that describes how to test a PSU.
 
If you have a HDD (not an SSD) installed, can you hear it spin up when you try to start the PC?
 
If not the PC may not even be starting.
 
If the PSU is OK, next is to remove the RAM and restart the PC and check if you can hear any error beeps, (I’m assuming that the PC has an internal speaker connected to the motherboard). If you can’t then there is a problem on the motherboard as the PC is not progresingprogressing to a point where it fails POST (Power On Self Test) due to the missing RAM.
If the PSU is OK, next is to remove the RAM and restart the PC and check if you can hear any error beeps, (I’m assuming that the PC has an internal speaker connected to the motherboard). If you can’t then there is a problem on the motherboard as the PC is not progresingprogressing to a point where it fails POST (Power On Self Test) due to the missing RAM.
 
When working inside a PC ensure that the power cord is disconnected until you are ready to start on whatever test you wish to perform, then reconnect the power cord. Nothing worse than working on it with the power still connected.

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Hi @slowboy ,
 
First thing to check is if the power supply is OK and that it is supplying all of the voltages necessary to run the PC, not just the fans.
 
Here’s a [https://www.wikihow.com/Check-a-Power-Supply#targetText=Test%20the%20power%20supply%20with%20a%20multimeter.,it's%20plugged%20into%20the%20motherboard|link] that describes how to test a PSU.
 
If you have a HDD (not an SSD) installed, can you hear it spin up when you try to start the PC?
 
If not the PC may not even be starting.
 
If the PSU is OK, next is to remove the RAM and restart the PC and check if you can hear any error beeps, (I’m assuming that the PC has an internal speakerspeaker connected to the motherboard). If you can’t then there is a problem on the motherboard as the PC is not progresing to a point where it fails POST (Power On Self Test) due to the missing RAM.
If the PSU is OK, next is to remove the RAM and restart the PC and check if you can hear any error beeps, (I’m assuming that the PC has an internal speakerspeaker connected to the motherboard). If you can’t then there is a problem on the motherboard as the PC is not progresing to a point where it fails POST (Power On Self Test) due to the missing RAM.
 
When working inside a PC ensure that the power cord is disconnected until you are ready to start on whatever test you wish to perform, then reconnect the power cord. Nothing worse than working on it with the power still connected.

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Edit by: jayeff ,

Text:

Hi @slowboy ,
 
First thing to check is if the power supply is OK and that it is supplying all of the voltages necessary to run the PC, not just the fans.
 
Here’s a [https://www.wikihow.com/Check-a-Power-Supply#targetText=Test%20the%20power%20supply%20with%20a%20multimeter.,it's%20plugged%20into%20the%20motherboard|link] that describes how to test a PSU.
 
If you have a HDD (not an SSD) installed, can you hear it spin up when you try to start the PC?
 
If not the PC may not even be starting.
 
If the PSU is OK, next is to remove the RAM and restart the PC and check if you can hear any error beeps, (I’m assuming that the PC has an internal speaker). If you can’t then there is a problem on the motherboard as the PC is not progresing to a point where it fails POST (Power On Self Test) due to the missing RAM.
 
When working inside a PC ensure that the power cord is disconnected until you are ready to start on whatever test you wish to performperform, then reconnect the power cord. Nothing worse than working on it with the power still connected.
When working inside a PC ensure that the power cord is disconnected until you are ready to start on whatever test you wish to performperform, then reconnect the power cord. Nothing worse than working on it with the power still connected.

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Edit by: jayeff ,

Text:

Hi @slowboy ,
 
First thing to check is if the power supply is OK and that it is supplying all of the voltages necessary to run the PC, not just the fans.
 
Here’s a [https://www.wikihow.com/Check-a-Power-Supply#targetText=Test%20the%20power%20supply%20with%20a%20multimeter.,it's%20plugged%20into%20the%20motherboard|link] that describes how to test a PSU.
 
If you have a HDD (not an SSD) installed, can you hear it spin up when you try to start the PC?
 
If not the PC may not even be starting.
 
If the PSU is OK, next is to remove the RAM and restart the PC and check if you can hear any error beeps, (I’m assuming that the PC has an internal speaker). If you can’t then there is a problem on the motherboard as the PC is not progresing to a point where it fails POST (Power On Self Test) due to the missing RAM.
If the PSU is OK, next is to remove the RAM and restart the PC and check if you can hear any error beeps, (I’m assuming that the PC has an internal speaker). If you can’t then there is a problem on the motherboard as the PC is not progresing to a point where it fails POST (Power On Self Test) due to the missing RAM.
 
When working inside a PC ensure that the power cord is disconnected until you are ready to start on whatever test you wish to perform. Nothing worse than working on it with the power still connected.

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Original post by: jayeff ,

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Hi @slowboy ,

First thing to check is if the power supply is OK and that it is supplying all of the voltages necessary to run the PC, not just the fans.

Here’s a [https://www.wikihow.com/Check-a-Power-Supply#targetText=Test%20the%20power%20supply%20with%20a%20multimeter.,it's%20plugged%20into%20the%20motherboard|link] that describes how to test a PSU.

If you have a HDD (not an SSD) installed, can you hear it spin up when you try to start the PC?

If not the PC may not even be starting.

If the PSU is OK, next is to remove the RAM and restart the PC and check if you can hear any error beeps, (I’m assuming that the PC has an internal speaker). If you can’t then there is a problem on the motherboard as the PC is not progresing to a point where it fails POST due to the missing RAM.

When working inside a PC ensure that the power cord is disconnected until you are ready to start on whatever test you wish to perform. Nothing worse than working on it with the power still connected.

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