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Computers turn itself off, now won't turn on...help!


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#1 j_robi

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 10:53 AM

I left my computer (tower) on for a couple of hours whilst I wasn't in the room. When I returned it had switched itself off, and there was a slight burnt out smell coming from it.
It now will not turn on

Have changed the power lead- still won't turn on

Any ideas??

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#2 cryptodan

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 12:05 PM

Replace your power supply then proceed to continue troubleshooting elsewhere.

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 12:26 PM

how is the power supply changed? is it easy enough for a numnut?

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 12:43 PM

Its one of the easiest components to replace as its just plug and power on. No tweaking or configuration needed.

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 02:03 PM

One guide to such, How to Diagnose and Replace a Failed PC Power Supply - http://www.wikihow.com/Diagnose-and-Replac...PC-Power-Supply

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 10:18 AM

thank you guys, its a 400 watt atx

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 11:01 AM

I suggest borrowing a PSU and switching yours out (as a test) before spending bucks on a new one.

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Edited by hamluis, 24 January 2010 - 03:17 PM.


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Posted 24 January 2010 - 02:14 PM

will do, thanks




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