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Computer turned itself off

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  1. Bearino

    Bearino Thread Starter

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    I was playing a game yesterday when the PC turned itself off. I presumed a power surge perhaps, tried to turn it back on but nothing happened. The motherboard (an IP35) lights came on and showed error code 8.2. which means 'Enable ATX power supply'.
    Can anyone give me an idea as to how to troubleshoot? I've disconnected the psu and tried short circuiting it to see if it's working; nothing happened, but I don't know if I trust the method. I haven't got a multimeter though I could possibly nab one off my uncle.
    Any help would be appreciated.

    So, I've removed the GPU, RAM, and have attempted to start after removing each component, with no luck.
    I've tried shorting the PSU to see if it's working. I used a case fan, which usually has several LED's lit up. Only one lit up, and it was slowly flashing rather than constant. The fans within the PSU and the case fan itself did not twitch at all.
    I need to correct my description of the LED code as well; on turning on power it changes from .2 to 0.1. and when I attempt to start the computer it changes to 8.2. Not sure if that makes a difference.
     
  2. olryst

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    Do you have another PSU you could try.
     
  3. Bearino

    Bearino Thread Starter

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    Not at the moment and I'm not definite I'll be able to get one, unless I just buy a new one. My current one is a bit cheap, so I probably wouldn't feel too bad about it.
     
  4. rickmamo

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    Be sure to do some spring cleaning while yer in there...air dust all the fans and intakes and heat sinks,...you might also make sure the pc health settings in bios are either set a little higher (allowing higher temp before it alarms or shuts down)...or disable it entirely but then if you really do have a heat problem you'll get no warning...so re-enable after testing unless yer sure you dont need a warning or a automatic BIOS initiated safety shut down
     
  5. Bearino

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    Fairly sure it's not the temp, I hadn't been playing long, maybe ten minutes, had played for longer earlier in the week. There wasn't a huge amount of dust in there.
    Besides, the PC has been off all day, it's still not wanting to turn on.
     
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