Question PC not turning on after 2years not using

chris_shadez

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I've been away travelling the past 3 years, my dad said he had used the PC once about 2years ago, to grab some files, worked fine, shutdown.
When i returned home few days ago, the Motherboard's LED was on but case power button did nothing, no signs of power reaching anywhere else.
Also, I don't remember; What does the POWER1 button on the motherboard do? Assuming it's an alternative to the case power button? That too did not turn on PC anyway. I may have used it 5years ago, don't remember my IT/Overclocking days much.
I then unplugged all leads, took case vents apart to clean away dust, with microfibre cloth to filters/vents and air-can's everywhere else, as usually do. Ensured all cables were secure, including case connectors to mobo, all look fine, as should be, since it worked fine as-is 2 years ago.

Since power is going to the motherboard, indicated by its LED, all I can think of is a cmos clear, resetting my oc's and a total dismantle and rebuild, presently too busy for that.
System build - as in signature.
Any ideas what could be the issue/solution?
Thanks
 
I've been away travelling the past 3 years, my dad said he had used the PC once about 2years ago, to grab some files, worked fine, shutdown.
When i returned home few days ago, the Motherboard's LED was on but case power button did nothing, no signs of power reaching anywhere else.
Also, I don't remember; What does the POWER1 button on the motherboard do? Assuming it's an alternative to the case power button? That too did not turn on PC anyway. I may have used it 5years ago, don't remember my IT/Overclocking days much.
I then unplugged all leads, took case vents apart to clean away dust, with microfibre cloth to filters/vents and air-can's everywhere else, as usually do. Ensured all cables were secure, including case connectors to mobo, all look fine, as should be, since it worked fine as-is 2 years ago.

Since power is going to the motherboard, indicated by its LED, all I can think of is a cmos clear, resetting my oc's and a total dismantle and rebuild, presently too busy for that.
System build - as in signature.
Any ideas what could be the issue/solution?
Thanks
Replace the bios bat.....cheap test.
 
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Without total rebuild could you reseat gpu and ram for instance, easy stuff. reconnect all power cables as well. And as said above a new motherboard battery. Do set things to optimal default values and test. If it starts this way set XMP to enabled as well, check time and date in the bios as well. Might even be good to test without the gtx 1080 ti in and use the onboard gpu first.
 

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