I've had my computer (AMD Advent Centurion cbe1401) for about 4-5 years without much of a problem up until september last year.
Their was no indication that a problem existed but one day the machine just turned off and wouldn't turn on again. I tried to power it up a few times over the following couple days but it was dead (yes it was plugged in). I packed it away for the winter and then tried it again 2 months ago, it worked. Since then the computer has crashed 3-4 times but i think these were caused when trying to play high bitrate 4k videos.
Anyways the computer has met it's demise again! If I press the power button after the power plug has been removed and reinserted, the computers lights (inside power button and another that streaks across the top (just for show)) will flash once for a split second (no bootscreen, fans, sound or harddrive). If i try again i get no response until the power cable is removed and reinserted.
I've spent some time googling about and it appears that the first piece of hardware to break is generally the PSU.. it appears mine is a 'CWT 450watt' whatever that is. I read somewhere that it's supposed to be pretty crap.
I'm basically at a point where i need to get this computer back up and running, but have very little cash and pc tools. I was thinking of buying a Corsair PSU on amazon for around £40-£50, i just need to know that it is a worthwhile risk to take.
Based on the symptons, what are the chances of this being a PSU related problem? Am i sniffing in the right direction? Is their a recommended budget PSU?
Edited by ChargeTheBarger, 02 June 2014 - 11:31 AM.