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#1 dashiell

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 05:41 PM

Recently I was running a game on my approximately 2 1/2 year old computer when the computer shut down and did not restart. This had happened occasionally in the past and the computer had always turned back in when I pushed in the power button so I didn't worry. But when I pressed the button to start up the computer, nothing happened. I turned the power switch on the back off then on again, and the small green light on the front indicating the power was on came on, but when I pressed the button to turn the computer itself on, again nothing happened. I have no clue what could have caused this. The computer did not feel too hot so I don't think it over heated. Does any one have any ideas concerning what could have caused this and if so, how I can fix it? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 JPHarvey

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 05:55 PM

Chances are it may be your power supply. Some PSUs supplied with brandname PCs (ie, Dell, HP etc) are pretty low quality and will only last a certain amount of time.

Your best bet is (firstly) to disconnect any additional peripheral devices than may be hogging power (ie. CD/DVD USB devices) and just have your CPU, MB, HDD, mouse and keyboard connected and try to power up. If this does not work, your next step is to try an alternate PSU (if you have a spare PC or a friends PC.
Alternatively you can take it to a PC shop (not Harvey Normans but an actual PC seller) and see if they will let you try one of their PSUs (usually they will have one or two set up anyway for fault testing PCs). Then you will be able to find out if it is your powersupply, and while youre there, you can buy a new one (if needed).
Otherwise (worst case) it may be your motherboard...

Hope that helps :thumbsup:
[CPU]Intel E6600 Core 2 Duo @ 3.19GHz
[MoBo]ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium (nForce590)
[RAM]4GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 CL4 @ 710MHz
[GPU]XFX 8800 GTX 768MB [SLI] @ Stock
[PSU]CoolerMaster 1kW
[Audio]ASUS Xonar D2
[Case]Antec Nine Hundred
[OS]Windows Vista Ultimate 64
[LCD]SAMSUNG 226BW
[Other]WC'd CPU & SLI

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 07:06 PM

Indeed it helps quite a lot. Thanks very much.




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