If a computer won’t turn on (Computer is Dead), don’t panic! There are many reasons why this might happen and often very few clues about what might be the problem. The only symptom is usually the simple fact that “nothing works,” which isn’t much to go on. However, there are several steps you can take to troubleshoot the issue.
First, try ruling out a faulty power supply or outlet by plugging the computer directly into a wall outlet you know is working, rather than a power strip or battery backup that may be failing. If you’re working on a laptop, make sure the charger is plugged in properly and to the correct port.
Next, check for beep codes, display issues, unusual BIOS settings, or troubleshoot the PC in Safe Mode. You can also try disconnecting non-essential devices and checking for loose components and malware.
Another problem can be that the computer has overheated. Check our blog post on Overheating Computers.
If the computer turns on but the monitor isn’t working, first check all of the cables to make sure nothing is loose or unplugged. Then, check the monitor’s brightness and contrast settings to make sure they’re not too low. You can also try using the monitor with a different PC; if it works, the issue may be with the computer.
By following these steps, you should be able to narrow down the issue and fix it. Remember to always take a systematic approach when troubleshooting.
I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions or comments.