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  1.    12 Oct 2017 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2014
    Oregon
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    Windows 10

    Lost Power, now PC won't boot. Powers on and clicks.


    I lost power today and now my machine will not boot up, or even post for that matter.

    Probably not the best forum to post in, but I've got a little history here in this community so I figure I will appeal to whatever help I can get.

    It's not the hard drive. I makes a sort of a hollow click every few seconds. All fans come on, motherboard lights up, but nothing outputs to the screen and I never get the beep that the machine has actually posted. Strange. I have tried pulling all power from the machine, discharging any latent power, and turning it back on. No good.

    This is a Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H with an I5 processor. 16gb of ram, 512 gb SSD.. GTX 960 graphics card. It is maybe a year old.

    It seems like it is trying to post, but not making it. No error codes that I can hear or see.

    I tried unhooking everything, including all the internal drives, but I still can hear the click sound, and no output to the screen.

    Any help appreciated!!
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  2.    12 Oct 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2017
    Posts : 460
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Reset the RAM modules by reconnecting the RAM modules.
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  3.    12 Oct 2017 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2014
    Oregon
    Posts : 155
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Just pull them out and put them back in??
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  4.    12 Oct 2017 #4
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Yes.
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  5.    12 Oct 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    N.Y.
    Posts : 3,069
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Sounds like it is the hard drive, if not Power Supply.

    Solid State Drive for Operating System ?
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  6.    12 Oct 2017 #6
    Join Date : Nov 2014
    Oregon
    Posts : 155
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Pulling and replacing Ram did not help. Thanks though!

    SSD is for OS. Typically, there are 3 other internal hard drives in this thing. I have pulled connection and power to all internal drives, yet I still hear the clicking. Given that I get zero screen output, I am pretty positive it's not a drive. It could be power supply. It is hard to tell exactly where the clicking is coming from though I think it is from the board. The board lights up, and all the fans come on, just doesn't make it any further. Troubleshooting guide for the board is not helpful either. Thanks for the help so far!
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  7.    12 Oct 2017 #7
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    N.Y.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Quote Originally Posted by musiclover7 View Post
    Pulling and replacing Ram did not help. Thanks though!

    SSD is for OS. Typically, there are 3 other internal hard drives in this thing. I have pulled connection and power to all internal drives, yet I still hear the clicking. Given that I get zero screen output, I am pretty positive it's not a drive. It could be power supply. It is hard to tell exactly where the clicking is coming from though I think it is from the board. The board lights up, and all the fans come on, just doesn't make it any further. Troubleshooting guide for the board is not helpful either. Thanks for the help so far!
    Have Onboard Graphics card (built into motherboard) ? If so pull the other Graphics card out and plug into the onboard card.
    Your Welcome !
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  8.    12 Oct 2017 #8
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    If you disconnected all the hard disk drives and still hearing a clicking noise then it could be one of the fans.
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  9.    12 Oct 2017 #9
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    Oregon
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    Thread Starter

    I don't think it's a fan. I am leaning toward power, but unfortunately I don't have another power supply powerful enough to test. The current power supply is only slated at 500w, which is a lower than what I thought I remembered putting in this thing. I will try the video card suggestion. There are onboard graphics.
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  10.    12 Oct 2017 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by musiclover7 View Post
    I don't think it's a fan. I am leaning toward power, but unfortunately I don't have another power supply powerful enough to test. The current power supply is only slated at 500w, which is a lower than what I thought I remembered putting in this thing. I will try the video card suggestion. There are onboard graphics.
    Let me make sure i have all this correct, the PC powers on all fans run but no picture and one click sounds or several ?
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