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Power Problem

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#1 gtx200


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Posted 04 February 2008 - 01:19 PM

Here's the problem.

I have a APEVIA X-Plorer case and Apevia / 500-Watt power supply.
Turned on the pc, the power supply lights and case lights came on then turned off right away.

The motherboard's power light is on, but the pc will not turn on.

Is it a power supply problem or could it be something else?

* steps I've taken, but with no success

- Unpluged the power supply cable. Waited a few minutes pluged it back in.
- Checked the power cables from the power switch to the motherboard. All are seated firmly.
- Disconnected the power cable to the motherboard and reconnected.
- The computer is only a year old.

Edited by gtx200, 04 February 2008 - 01:26 PM.

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#2 RLI


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Posted 04 February 2008 - 03:11 PM

get a multimeter and manually test the psu voltages, post the results.

then reseat ram, cpu, and video card and retest.

#3 hamluis



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Posted 04 February 2008 - 03:23 PM

Did you check the power supply On/Off switch (turn it off, count 5, turn it on)? Then try to boot?


#4 gtx200

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 01:45 AM

Thanks for the replies. Turns out the problem is with the power supply.

What really threw me off was the motherboards power light was on. Guess it didn't have enough juice to fire up the cpu.

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