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Possible PSU failure?


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#1 TurtlesTOOCool

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 08:53 PM

To keep it simple; my desktop won't turn on. I push the power button, I hear things turn on inside, though they're not as loud. The light under the power button and the power button itself doesn't light up, and nothing is shown on the monitor.
Is this a possible PSU failure? Or is it something else?

Edit: something I forgot to mention. My uncle looked at my computer prior to this because this happened before. He did not change anything in it, and it worked before. Which makes me confused on whether or not it's the PSU.

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 09:00 PM

quite possibly.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 09:29 PM

do you have another PSU you can swap out and test it with?

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 10:42 AM

No I don't actually. Should I just get a newer PSU and hope that it's my solution to my problem?

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 11:10 AM

What brand is the computer ?
OCZ StealthXstream 700W,Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R , E8500, Arctic Freezer Pro 7, 3GB G.Skill PC8500,Gigabyte Radeon HD 4850 OC [1GB ], Seagate 250GB SATA II X2 in RAID 0, Samsung SATA DVD burner.

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 12:29 PM

It's not pre-built.
My desktop contains a ASUS P5QL PRO, 9600GSO, an iMicro PSU I believe, 2Gigs of some sort of ram(Forgot the manufacturers and whatnot) and I can't recall the HDD but it's a Seagate 320GB hd.

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 02:43 PM

Try opening the computer (unplug it first of course) and take the quarter sized cmos battery out for a few minutes. Then put it back in and see if it helped.

It sounds like it's the power supply. If not, then probably the motherboard. I would think it's more likely the power supply though. I've never heard of that brand of power supply, and they may be cheap.
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Posted 05 April 2009 - 03:19 PM

that would be my best guess, bad PSU or motherboard, more then likely PSU.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 04:36 PM

Well that seems to have solved my situation. If it's a permanent or a temporary fix I don't know, but it helped.
Thanks guys.

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 08:32 PM

If you mean that removing the CMOS battery resulted in a "fix"...then I would suggest that you replace that battery ASAP.

CMOS Battery Replacement - http://www.liverepair.com/encyclopedia/art...cmosreplace.asp

If I'm offbase (again), disregard :thumbsup:.

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