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Solved: It was a short.

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

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  1. Inglonias

    Inglonias Thread Starter

    Nov 13, 2009
    So, I was watching stuff on Youtube, when all of a sudden, my computer shut down and would not start back up. I opened the computer and fiddled with the wire that I had fiddled with earlier in the day (It was the front panel audio connector), and tried turning the computer on. It began to start up and one of the fans started roaring. A flash, and the wire to that fan was cut before I shut down the power.

    So... yeah...

    My first guess is that the power supply is bad, because it's a three year old Raidmax unit. But I don't know for sure. I know the drill about trying a known good power supply, but to hell with logic right now! I'm too busy panicking for logic! Someone tell me if it's safe to keep fiddling with the computer right now before I switch the PSU! I've got plenty of gift card money for an online computer store, so a new PSU wouldn't cost me much, if anything at all.

    EDIT: It turns out I crushed the wire I was fiddling with, or it shorted. Not sure. I think the mystery has been solved, but I want to make sure.

    EDIT 2: Yeah, it was a short.
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