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Windows 7: Power led won't turn on

22 May 2013   #1
RonAshman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Power led won't turn on

Hi,

This is a non-urgent question. It's just a power led not lighting up.
It's a friend's PC. He told me it used to power up when the PC was new, but after he took it to a service tech it didn't turn on when it came back, neither did the HD led.

Well the HD led did turn on, it was just that it was not placed where it should be (it was inside the case).

So, getting to the point, I installed a new mobo. An Asrock N68-VS3 FX.
I installed the power led pins to where the manual says. There are two cables with one pin each coming from the case, one is power led (+) and the other one power led (-). I followed the manual's instructions and it doesn't light up. I changed them just in case, didn't work. I also tried connecting them in a different way (in the correct pin place).

So could this just mean the light led is dead? It doesn't seem disconnected to me (http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/9316/sam0009y.jpg)


Thanks for your help.


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22 May 2013   #2
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RonAshman View Post
Hi,

This is a non-urgent question. It's just a power led not lighting up.
It's a friend's PC. He told me it used to power up when the PC was new, but after he took it to a service tech it didn't turn on when it came back, neither did the HD led.

Well the HD led did turn on, it was just that it was not placed where it should be (it was inside the case).

So, getting to the point, I installed a new mobo. An Asrock N68-VS3 FX.
I installed the power led pins to where the manual says. There are two cables with one pin each coming from the case, one is power led (+) and the other one power led (-). I followed the manual's instructions and it doesn't light up. I changed them just in case, didn't work. I also tried connecting them in a different way (in the correct pin place).

So could this just mean the light led is dead? It doesn't seem disconnected to me (http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/9316/sam0009y.jpg)


Thanks for your help.
Hi RonAshman,

I believe it might the be the LED at fault only. If the LED in the next to the power button you should try replacing the power button assembly itself to get this issue fixed.

Hope it helps.
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22 May 2013   #3
RonAshman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi,

I was afraid of that.
It's quite complcated to get there. It's not a common led light, it's a big one that lights up some words in the front of the case.

Anyway... I'll see if I dare. If not, I just installed this new system for free for a friend, so that should be enough :P
I just wanted to know if I was maybe missing something in the connection.

Thanks a lot!
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22 May 2013   #4
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Try temporarily swapping the HDD and Power LEDs over. That should indicate whether you have an LED fault, or if there is no power to it.
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23 May 2013   #5
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RonAshman View Post
Hi,

I was afraid of that.
It's quite complcated to get there. It's not a common led light, it's a big one that lights up some words in the front of the case.

Anyway... I'll see if I dare. If not, I just installed this new system for free for a friend, so that should be enough :P
I just wanted to know if I was maybe missing something in the connection.

Thanks a lot!
Hi RonAshman,

I understand it would be a hassle to change the LED. As, you have exhausted all the options this was the only one left.
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