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pantsdavies

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hey fellas/fellaess's
Was hoping for some advice, my mate has a dell pentium 4 and is running with 128mb of Ram so I suggested he upgraded it

I offered to do it, so bought a 512mb from ebuyer, unplugged the power supply pressed the on/off button to discharge any electric still left and then removed the old ram and installed the new one, when I switched the computer back on there was nothing its dead as tank tops, does anybody know what has happened? wheather its the motherboard or the power supply?

A friend in work said if you short out the green and black cables on the 20 pin plug from the power suppy, it should start the power supply up, but it does not,ive checked the on/off button and it appears to be working?

anybody got a clue what may have happened
cheers
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I'd get the psu tested, just to clear up what is meant by dead, fan on psu does not spin and no other activity whats so ever right?
 
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you can try pulling the cmos battery out for a minute or two to reset the bios but i'm still thinking psu right now.
 

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brite750 said:
I'd get the psu tested, just to clear up what is meant by dead, fan on psu does not spin and no other activity whats so ever right?
yes no fans spins, no lights, no nothing as if it aint even plugged in, there is a crackling sound when you plug the power in so something is drawing current!
 

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thanks ,I will try and borrow a psu from a friend to test,Im hoping I havnt killed the mobo:(
 
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