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Solved: Dead tower after minor fault

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by love33, Feb 22, 2013.

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  1. love33

    love33 Thread Starter

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    Rebuilt PC tower Win 7 + mutiple software. First boot up no problem downloaded from portable hard-drive much data all working fine.
    Shut down and left off 14 hours reboot attemted message. Excess current useage from USB will shut down 15 secs and it did. Tried once more same thing. Investigated found short to case of USB port and rectified.
    Tried to reboot computer completely dead.
    Any thoughts please I am not the sharpest knife in the draw but not total dummy.
    Thanks in anticipation.
     
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    when you rectified - did you create another short to the case on the motherboard somewhere else

    disturb any of the other connections
     
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    Checked most connections and all other sensitive hardware. Checked internal fuse in Power supply.
    Tried with shorting USB bank of 4 removed
    Not sure how to test output from power supply and what to look for in voltage etc
    Thanks kindly for your reply will continue to check all connections to motherboard
     
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    Thank you wayne
    i will follow your advice tomorrow and try this. let you know what happens
    Brian love33
     
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    Thanks wayne problem solved by disconecting all periferal hardware and testing one at a time. Crude but effective. Fault was audio output short. SOLVED
     
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    (y) thanks for letting us know
     
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