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#1 Wolvo

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 08:11 AM

Hi,

I'm having problems with my desktop.It refuses to switch on!..If I unplug it from the mains and leave for 10 seconds and then try again,the hard drive light flickers for a second but the PC doesnt fire up.I've had a look inside and took the heatsink off and the processor and when i put everything back together it worked...for a week...and now the same problem again..I've tried the same method again and put some new thermal paste on but no joy.

The motherboard is a ECS K8M800-M2 with a AMD Sempon processor.

Any ideas out there as to what it could potentially be?

Any feedback would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 08:40 AM

Try reseating your memory if not it sounds like your power supply is calling it quits.


Post back and tell us how it goes when you reseat your memory.
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#3 Wolvo

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 08:49 AM

Hi,

Thanks for the reply.

Sadly reseating the memory hasnt worked.Same problem,HD light flickers for a second and then nothing.

Looks like a new power supply,unless there are any other thoughts out there.

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 08:57 AM

Well...I'd like to know if the fans are working.

IMO, that's a far better indicator than a hard drive light as to whether the PS might be doing its job.

I think it's a good idea to always have a spare PS, even if it's one of the 250-watt jobs boxmakers (Dell, Gateway, etc.) use. It allows users to make quick checks of the existing PSU.

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 08:58 AM

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/729606/how_t...wer_supply_psu/

Try it see if your PSU is dead or not.
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Posted 15 August 2008 - 10:07 AM

Nice link...thanks :thumbsup:.

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 10:16 AM

yeh nice link.

but..i havent got the right connection on my psu that fits into the case fan plug.

sorry if this is all basic stuff.

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 10:42 AM

You can pick up a fan for about 3-4$ I know its not going to fix the problem but it can keep your case cooler

(and in this situation it can be a troubleshooting tool.)

EDIT: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835221004

That should be the right connector.

If thats not a possibility then try swapping PSUs if you have a spare.

Edited by xXAlphaXx, 15 August 2008 - 11:02 AM.

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 11:03 AM

Thanks for all the help guys..much appreciated.Will reply back once its up and running again.

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 11:07 AM

Keep us posted. :thumbsup:
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