Having problems with your Acer Aspire RC500 PC Desktop ?

PC will not power on - fan turns briefly then stops

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The easiest way to troubleshoot these syetms is disconnect parts one at a time and try booting each time. This issue may be power related, but may not be the power supply but rather a component pulling too much power and causing a shutdown. First disconnect the ram, one stick at a time, then move on to the cd or dvd player, move through the components to see if any of them are the culprit. Test the PSU to see if it is putting out the proper voltage. Check the processor heatsink for air blockage and remove the processor and replace the thermal paste on the processor and heatsink. An initial high temp will cause the systym to shut down. I am thinking it is your power supply, because when you turn the system on, even if the system doesnt boot, the fan and the components should continue to run. Lets try disconnecting components first, then move on to checking the PSU voltage.
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