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Solved No power to Desktop computer???

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by JerryB52, May 17, 2019 at 10:43 PM.

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  1. JerryB52

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    I changed out a 1Tb Crucial SSD back to the original 250Gb SSD in my desktop computer. Now when I went to turn it back on there is no power at all???
    Did the power supply go bad all of a sudden?
    I hope that's all it is because I've spent a lot of money on this desktop computer. :(
    In all my years of fooling around with computers, I've never had this happen...

    I'm posting this from my laptop...
    Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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    RAM: 8101 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) UHD Graphics 620, 1024 Mb
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  2. Gr3iz

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    You have checked that you did not knock any connections loose, right? The PSU could have gone bad, though. I'd try to remove and reseat both power connections on the motherboard first.
     
  3. JerryB52

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    I checked all the connections last night and they all seem to be good.
    I'll buy a new power supply today and hopefully this is what the problem is...
    I'll upgrade it to a 500W PSU.

    Thank you
     
  4. Gr3iz

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    Best of luck!
     
  5. JerryB52

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    I tested the power supply with a paper clip and the fan turned on...
    Plugged everything back in and still nothing.... :(
     
  6. Gr3iz

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    Have you got a multimeter?
     
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    Removing a 1 TB SSD and replacing it with a 250 GB SSD only requires disconnecting and reconnecting the SSD power and data cables.
    I find it hard to believe you knocked something loose or damaged something by doing that.

    You didn't say if you replaced the 1 TB SSD, or if the 250 GB SSD is still installed.

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    I replaced the 1Tb SSD with a 250 Gb SSD. And I agree, I don't know how I could have messed up any cables??? But I've checked and rechecked them.
     
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    Yes I have a multi-meter. I checked the black and green slots in the motherboard connector and am not getting any voltage reading.
     
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    You may have misunderstood what I said in the last line of post #7.

    As quoted from your post #1, your desktop had a 1 TB SSD, but then you removed it and replaced it with a 250 GB SSD, and then there was no power to your desktop.

    Is the 250 GB SSD that resulted in the "no power" issue still installed in your desktop, or have you reinstalled the 1 TB SSD?

    Is the Windows operating system that's in both of those SSD's, was it installed while each SSD was in your desktop?

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    I sent the 1 Tb SSD back last night. It did not perform any better than the 250 Gb SSD, So I put the 250 back in that was originally installed. After putting the computer back together, no power.
    I also have the original 1Tb HDD still in the computer. I may try just using the HDD and see what happens...
     
  12. Gr3iz

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    Did you try it with the power supply connector unplugged from the m/b?
     
  13. JerryB52

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    Yes and the fan works, but no power form the connectors... :(
     
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    I have a new power supply coming tomorrow and hopefully that will fix the problem. :)
    If not, if I have to, I'll be looking to buy another desktop. Maybe one with the new Optane Memory?
    I bought one a month ago for the Club that I manage and it's not bad...
     
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    Let's hope the new PSU fixes it. It kinda sounds like it may ...
     
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