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PC Wont power up. HELP :( please. (details inside)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by SandyGarrido, May 20, 2009.

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  1. SandyGarrido

    SandyGarrido Thread Starter

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    I was on my PC today and the PC just switched off randomly
    i left it a few minutes and tried to switch it back on..

    but nothing happend when switching it on? soo i come to the conclusion that the PSU has gone? but i only got it in Jan 09?

    basically what happens is when i go to switch my pc on.. the fans start for like 1 second but then go back off.. soo it flicks on then off again..

    anyone know how i could sort this or what is the actual problem whether its my PSU or motherboard or what.
    thanks
     
  2. Gr3iz

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    It certainly sounds like a power supply issue.

    You could remove all non-essential items (extra cards, etc.), unplug all drives from the power supply, leaving just the motherboard with minimal RAM, CPU and video card (if not on-board). Power it up and see if it does the same thing. Most likely it will. That does not necessarily confirm the power supply is bad, but it's a little more likely than the motherboard.
     
  3. SandyGarrido

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    Yeah i know. mmm.
    well i took the graphics card out..
    took both CD drives out..

    left the HDD motherboard and that was it..
    usually it has

    9800GT
    2 CD Drives
    3 Case Fans + LEDs
    Intel 9550 Quadcore.
    soo i left it to the bare minimum..
    and it still done the same thing..


    im asking because i need someway of testin the PSU myself because i called the people where i got it from and they said if theres no problem when they test it.. they will fine me.. soo i need to make sure its the PSU or else im fudgd lool.
     
  4. Gr3iz

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    You can buy ps testers, but I don't know that the better ones are any less than you'd spend for them to test it for you.

    Do you have a friend you can borrow a ps from? If another one works, it's as good as saying that one does not.
     
  5. SandyGarrido

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    Erm nah i dont. :(
    no one i know knows anything about a computer..
    lol. im one of a kind in my area. lool.

    the thing is the fans start to go round for like a milli second so
    it starts then stops.. the fan LEDs come on the off. like a blink..

    soo iv got no idea if its the PSU or motherboard :(..
     
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    And if its not the PSU?
    what else could it be?
     
  8. Gr3iz

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    The other logical component would be the motherboard. I'd lay 70/30 odds on the PSU.
     
  9. SandyGarrido

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    Ok thanks.
    i ordered the PSU tester.. soo when that arrives i will reply here with the results
    ta for now :D
    x
     
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