hi guys im fairly new to building pcs have built around 7 now, but this current build i have is dong my head in. ive put everything in the right place and when i press the power switch nothing happens. ive tried 3 different psu's and still nothing. the only time it worked is when i bypassed the front panel switch and used an old pc to run it all and it worked. the problem is i dont know how to fix the problem. i think its a contact problem. i dont know how i should rectify it. its a green and black cable that fits to the power sw on the motherboard. im not sure if i can buy a new one or not? i have soldering experience so if its a case of that its not a problem. but it looks as if this particular switch is just glued in at the contact end. the case is an atrix.
p.s it also has sensors for the cpu hdd etc where and how do i attatch them. thanks
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A friend asked me to fix their computer for them once, since it wasn't turning on. Turned out that the button was broken on the inside and never made the connection to turn on the machine. Like mentioned above, try shorting the two pins on the mobo where the power button connects with tweezers or something. If it works, then you know the button on the bezel is broken.
i tried everything and found out after all it was the front panel. what was confusing was that the front panel clock was coming on, i found out after that it was powered by a battery. who said buying expensive towers was foolproof lol. i have used cheaper towers than this in all my builds and never had a problem with any of them. needless to say i bough a cheaper tower and fitted everything in there. the guy i bought it from said hed had a few come back like that (thanks for the heads up when u took my money man). anyways at least i know never to buy atrix again they are pants.
Your problem is solved but another thing you could have tried was rather than putting the power button onto the jumper that connecst it to the mobo you could have tried putting the reset button onto the power jumpers to see if the reset switch would power up the system, if it did then the problem would have been the power button.