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Power Supply Or Worse?

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#1 metromascot


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Posted 09 July 2007 - 11:30 AM

I recently saw my computer turn off while I was watching tv. The power button on the tower was flashing green. I opened the computer up and tried turning the computer on and nothing. After unplugging the computer and plugging it back in, it would turn on with beeps and then turn back off within a few seconds. The green light on the motherboard remained lit while plugged in.

I assumed that it was the power supply. I put in a new power supply and then plugged it in. This time around, the green light on the motherboard remained lit and the fans worked but I could not turn the computer off and there were NO beeps and the monitor was blank.

Is this a faulty power supply or is my situation worse?

MOD EDIT: Moved to more appropriate forum ~ stevealmighty

Edited by stevealmighty, 10 July 2007 - 10:27 AM.

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 09 July 2007 - 11:51 AM

You said "beeps" so let's start there. When your computer first starts you should hear a single beep this is a BIOS post beep. Depending on the make of your BIOS different series of beeps can mean different things. What are your computer specs.?
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Posted 10 July 2007 - 10:09 AM

When you say that you could not turn it off does that include both the normal shut going from start and pressing the power button on the case and holding it?

When you replaced the PSU was there a p4 connector for the CPU that got missed.

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