Last night I put my computer, running XP Pro on standby. This morning it wouldn't come out of its coma. Even worse, it wouldn't even power
up. I have used standby before without issues, but not overnight.
I know, from this morning's googling, that there are issues with standby and that some people won't even use it, but I am past that bridge.
There is nothing. I even took it out of the room and plugged it into another outlet. The fan didn't even turn over. It's strange though that while
on standby the whole thing seems to shut down anyway. It baffles me how the power pack could fail under those circumstances.
Sounds like my laptop, I had to unplug and remove the battery; reconnected everything and it went back to working never investigated the actual cause,
just know not to use standby or hibernation for that matter.
Sounds like the power supply has gone bad...
edit on 9/3/2012 by Shdak because: Power Supply Note
If you hit the power button and nothing at all happens, PSU is gone. PSU's can just give in like that, without warning. My 600W went on me last year.
Everything was running fine, shut down my pc one night, and next morning it was dead.
If the PSU isn't shot, a few things should happen. MB LED should go on (and hopefully that indicates MB is fine) and you should hear the HD spinning.
If neither happens, that could be your issue. If they work, and still nothing is happening, it could be CPU or RAM. If you have 2 sticks or more of
RAM, you can try booting with only 1 at a time. If it's CPU, not as easy to try troubleshoot.
From what you describing, it sounds as if PSU is shot.
Last few things I could tell you is if you're computer savy, try taking out all of your memory cards(R.A.M.), put them back in, then try booting up
again. If that doesn't work I'd say unplug everything from the motherboard and re-plug it in.
I had a similar issue with my computer before, it wouldn't boot, and when it did a few times it showed a blue screen error. I took it to the
technician down my block and he said it booted right when he plugged it in. A few days after it wouldn't boot again, showed no life. I unplugged
everything from my motherboard, even pulled the Bios battery(don't recommend it), and the computer has been fine since.
edit on 3-9-2012 by
FidelityMusic because: (no reason given)
I had the same problem once, it turned out to be a problem with hibernation. I had to unplug, remove the battery and hold the power button down for a
minute to discharge all the circuits. This is can also be a symptom of the cmos battery going South.
If it fires back up switch power settings off of hibernate. Never let it go into sleep mode either, hibernate and sleep mode have
edit on 3-9-2012 by BigBrotherDarkness because: (no reason given)
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