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Dead power supply??

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Kudzu, Dec 27, 2001.

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  1. Kudzu

    Kudzu Thread Starter

    Dec 27, 2001
    I just installed a CD-burner. Once I got everything put together I hit the power button and nothing happens! I assumed I had knocked something loose but I can find nothing. I installed this Mother Board so I know it pretty well. I can not figure out what has happened.

    The only clue is that when I hit the power button I hear the familar pop of the speakers. The fan on the CPU twitches and that is it. Any clues as to what is going on? I am leaning toward a bad power supply but the fact that I just installed this CD-drive really makes me wonder if it is somehow related.

    BTW I have tried unplugging everything to see if one of drives might be responsible. Double checked all conections and all the obvious things.

    I am open to ideas!

  2. Foamer

    Foamer Guest

    I would agree kudzu. Your computer shows the same symtoms as a computer I replace the power supply in about 4 months ago. Most likely a burnt out capasitor.

    As long as it burned out because of age and not because of a hardware falure, I think your safe.

    Good luck :)
  3. Marias2


    Dec 23, 2001
    The same thing happend to me but it turned out that one of the screws holding my motherboard down was touching the case, when I replaced it with a smaller screw and it turned on, but now it wont get past the POST.
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