A few weeks later, the PC again shut down, probably from an issue of overheating I thought, and didn't turn back on. So we poked the PC a bit and figured that most likely it was a dead PSU because it would refuse to turn on, or even blink lights. It also was a 500w PSU (we had a Radeon 6850, and only now, 9 months after we built this PC, did we realize it was way too low a wattage). Again, the last PC was also fixed with a new PSU, so nothing new.
So we finally ordered a 700w Apevia power supply from Newegg, and we replaced all the plugs. The machine turned on, but didn't post. There were no beeps, the monitor was not showing anything, and well, it was unnatural. So now we don't really know if our mobo, CPU or whatever part fried as well. We decided to replace the CMOS battery since it wasn't turned on in weeks, but it still didn't post.
So when we removed connections from the HD, the optical drives, and left it down to the motherboard, the PSU, and a stick of RAM to attempt to boot it up. Both the 24 pin and the 4 pin were both connected to the mobo.
The PSU flashed a sec, but it refused to even power. We put the CPU back in (because that was the last thing we took out when it was still powering things), and nope, still the same problem. The PSU was doing this too earlier when we didn't correctly plug in the 4 pin ATX to the board (we were using the 6 pin instead of the 8 pin -_-) but eventually when we fixed it, it went ahead and powered on with no post.
So now I don't know what to do. Any suggestions? Did we get a DOA PSU? Or is our mobo fried
Thanks for the help in advance.
SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply (DEAD. now replaced with an Apevia 700w PSU)
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
MSI 760GM-P35 AM3 AMD 760G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
**Also, I'm sorry for the generic title. It just really is a mess, I don't know what the problem is anymore ._.
**Thank you for the move. Sorry you had to go through the trouble >.>
Edited by ngelicdark, 14 June 2012 - 06:15 AM.
Moved from XP to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.