Computer Wont Start At All

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by drum-beats, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. drum-beats

    drum-beats MDL Novice

    Jun 29, 2009
    My computer wont start at all,
    the only thing i can see that is wrong is the cpu is missing 1 pin,
    would this cause it not to power on at all??
    thanks in advance
  2. 25Cents

    25Cents MDL Novice

    Jul 21, 2009
    1. Does it even power up?
    2. Ensure all power cables are secured in the appropiate slots
    3. Make sure the power switch on the power supply is in the ON position
    4. Ensure that the power socket is doing its job
    5. If all else fails, just kick the thing
    6. Kidding about #5. You machine should still start up with one pin missing, you just may not get the full power of the processor or get some errors popping up (I've never heard of it, but it may be possible).

    Bottom line...make sure all the cables are connected. If nothing happens when you push the button, a power cable must be out of whack on the connector.
  3. Suicide Solution

    Suicide Solution MDL Addicted

    Apr 29, 2008
    Yes, depending on which pin it is. It wont matter if it powers on as the cpu is missing a pin so its damaged and wont work. Check ebay for a used one to replace it.
  4. 2centsworth

    2centsworth MDL Senior Member

    Feb 12, 2008
    LOL, pretty sure there are no spare pins on any CPU's.

    Ive seen an AMD cpu where they guy put it in 180 degrees off, and one corner pin bent and broke....hey just 2 cents worth.
  5. drum-beats

    drum-beats MDL Novice

    Jun 29, 2009
    It wont power up at all,
    Ive disconected/reconected all cables,
    swapped the power supply for one that i know is working,
    but it still wont start at all
  6. shawdy

    shawdy MDL Novice

    Jul 31, 2009
    wont start

    Was it working until you removed cpu? what were you doing to find the missing pin? i mean was removing the cpu part of exploring the none startup problem?

    You say you tried all cables, what about the thin wires such as hard drive led, power led, power switch wire (thin tiny ones not main power cables)

    Just a thought!

    I`ve had one not power up it ws due to faulty power supply, it only started when it wanted, i also noticed it was very low watts ,like 250 watt. Have you added any extra hardware that might need a bigger psu??