PC turns on but wont boot

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Alex15787

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Whenever I turn my pc on, the fans start spinning but nothing shows up on screen, any help is appreciated
 

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What is the make and model of the power supply unit?

EDIT: What color and does the power button light flash in any pattern?
 

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What is the make and model of the power supply unit?

EDIT: What color and does the power button light flash in any pattern?
Its a solid orange, which is normally what happens when you turn it on just before it boots or is in sleep mode, its a dell one, it has 80 plus bronze, and the model number is AC460EM-00
 

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some things to try first...

take off the side cover and remove the memory sticks and the graphics card.
wipe down their contacts and with a soft bristled brush, wipe their circuitry and the motherboard slots they came from.
reseat them and see how you go.
 
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The GTX 1070 display card requires a 500 Watt psu
Your system currently has a 460 Watt psu.

Which probably actually puts out about 350-375 watts

Pull the display card if there is one like @Bruce stated and see if the system boots with out it installed.

Make sure that you are plugged into the display card and not the onboard.
 

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The GTX 1070 display card requires a 500 Watt psu
Your system currently has a 460 Watt psu.

Which probably actually puts out about 350-375 watts

Claims to be 385W Russ but being an ACbel I wouldn`t trust that number.
 

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some things to try first...

take off the side cover and remove the memory sticks and the graphics card.
wipe down their contacts and with a soft bristled brush, wipe their circuitry and the motherboard slots they came from.
reseat them and see how you go.
This may sound like a stupid question but what do you mean by circuitry do you mean the actual boards of them?
 

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some things to try first...

take off the side cover and remove the memory sticks and the graphics card.
wipe down their contacts and with a soft bristled brush, wipe their circuitry and the motherboard slots they came from.
reseat them and see how you go.
I have windows on a 32gb ssd which is constantly giving me low space warnings, could that be the issue maybe?
 

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The GTX 1070 display card requires a 500 Watt psu
Your system currently has a 460 Watt psu.

Which probably actually puts out about 350-375 watts

Pull the display card if there is one like @Bruce stated and see if the system boots with out it installed.

Make sure that you are plugged into the display card and not the onboard.
I did work before, its only recently stopped working, but before I was playing games like r6s and minecraft perfectly
 

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I have windows on a 32gb ssd which is constantly giving me low space warnings, could that be the issue maybe?
Updates require 32 - 40 GB of free space to install updates not including the reserved space that Windows no uses for updates.
That is just for updates not including the backup that it creates when downloading and installing the updates.

In other words you have to replace that HDD that windows is installed on. Minimal of 250 GB is almost getting to be to small.

For Windows to work properly there has to be an additional 20% of available space on top of all that.
 

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Updates require 32 - 40 GB of free space to install updates not including the reserved space that Windows no uses for updates.
That is just for updates not including the backup that it creates when downloading and installing the updates.

In other words you have to replace that HDD that windows is installed on. Minimal of 250 GB is almost getting to be to small.

For Windows to work properly there has to be an additional 20% of available space on top of all that.
So if I reinstall windows that could fix it, I have a usb drive I can use
 

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This may sound like a stupid question but what do you mean by circuitry do you mean the actual boards of them?
Yes, remove those components and clean up their printed circuit boards, either wiping or with a brush.
and their contact pins, and the slot they go into on the mobo.
 

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Yes, remove those components and clean up their printed circuit boards, either wiping or with a brush.
and their contact pins, and the slot they go into on the mobo.
Is it definitely a hardware issue or could it potentially be a software issue, like I said to someone else my boot drive is constantly giving me low space warnings
 

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definitely? no one can say, we are all shooting blind here with only the info provided.
yes - low space could potentially cause issues but not with booting, it'll just be super slow while Windows has to sort out caches, temp files, paging file, restore points and what ever as it starts.

have you removed the graphics card and memory yet and cleaned them?
it's not uncommon for these parts to have their contacts oxidise and fail to achieve a clean connection with the motherboard and often a simple wipe is all that is needed.

of course, it could be a faulty part as well.
 

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definitely? no one can say, we are all shooting blind here with only the info provided.
yes - low space could potentially cause issues but not with booting, it'll just be super slow while Windows has to sort out caches, temp files, paging file, restore points and what ever as it starts.

have you removed the graphics card and memory yet and cleaned them?
it's not uncommon for these parts to have their contacts oxidise and fail to achieve a clean connection with the motherboard and often a simple wipe is all that is needed.

of course, it could be a faulty part as well.
Yeah I wiped down all the contacts and cicuitry with cottin wool buds and cleaned their ports with swabs/q tips
 
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