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Computer was running perfectly, besides my cfx problem wich turned out to be a derp moment, but I had to leave and go to a friends for a couple hours, when I got back the power light was flashing in an odd pattern and nothing else was on, I pressed the power button and nothing happened. I then unplugged the computer and waited for the power to drain from the machine, then plugged it back in and hit the power button and nothing happened again....

I have no second system so how can I test components and what components could this be?
Edited by h0thead132 - 5/9/11 at 9:07pm
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Here's how to test your psu for basic functionality-
1st unplug psu from wall.
2nd unhook the psu from the pc.
3rd take a paperclip or small guage wire and plug one end of the wire into the green wire (there's only one green wire) on the 20/24 pin plug on the psu, and stick the other end of the wire into any one of the black wire connections on the same 24 pin plug (main mobo power cable).
4th plug in and turn on the psu
5th check to see if the psu fan is spinning. you can also plug in a fan into a molex power cable and see if it spins. If psu fan is spinning, then the psu could be fine, but if not, it's dead. Note: some psu's pans dont spin until the unit reaches a certain temp, but this is mostly a feature of nicer power supplies. Thats why I say to test a fan using a molex power cable from the psu once you have done the paper clip test.

Test your psu and let me know if it powers up or not. If it's broke, we will be able to find you a good deal on one.. ( I realise your broke ) Good luck bud-
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Here's how to test your psu for basic functionality-
1st unplug psu from wall.
2nd unhook the psu from the pc.
3rd take a paperclip or small guage wire and plug one end of the wire into the green wire (there's only one green wire) on the 20/24 pin plug on the psu, and stick the other end of the wire into any one of the black wire connections on the same 24 pin plug (main mobo power cable).
4th plug in and turn on the psu
5th check to see if the psu fan is spinning. you can also plug in a fan into a molex power cable and see if it spins. If psu fan is spinning, then the psu could be fine, but if not, it's dead. Note: some psu's pans dont spin until the unit reaches a certain temp, but this is mostly a feature of nicer power supplies. Thats why I say to test a fan using a molex power cable from the psu once you have done the paper clip test.

Test your psu and let me know if it powers up or not. If it's broke, we will be able to find you a good deal on one.. ( I realise your broke ) Good luck bud-
ill have to do this tomorrow afternoon when i get back from, well i might as well tell ya guys, the funeral of a good friend's Grandmother, may she rest in peace.

ill definitely test this out and report back, i got my old laptop back out and cleared off all the dust so lets hope this thing holds out until i can get my desktop fixed
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It is a longshot but you may have fried a VRM. I had the same board and fried one. Try unplugging the CPU power connector and press the power button. If all the fans start spinning up then you have yourself a bricked motherboard
    
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It is a longshot but you may have fried a VRM. I had the same board and fried one. Try unplugging the CPU power connector and press the power button. If all the fans start spinning up then you have yourself a bricked motherboard
nope, when i press the power button nothing happens at all, no led's turn on no fans start up the only thing that lights up is when i turn the PSU on my scroll wheel on my Deathadder lights up, that is it
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I was wondering how you posted if you had no backup rig, lol.

Dissentience is pretty much right, but I don't think its 100%. CMOS reset? Mebbe let it stay on the jumpers for a minute or two, forces reset sometimes. If that don't work, try another PSU first before rendering mobo dead.

OH, I just looked at your sig rig, if thats the mobo, I got one of those, its the VRMs... Its dead yo.
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It is a longshot but you may have fried a VRM. I had the same board and fried one. Try unplugging the CPU power connector and press the power button. If all the fans start spinning up then you have yourself a bricked motherboard
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nope, when i press the power button nothing happens at all, no led's turn on no fans start up the only thing that lights up is when i turn the PSU on my scroll wheel on my Deathadder lights up, that is it
Did you unplug the 4 or 8-pin cpu power cable like Dissentience suggested, then try the power button?
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Did you unplug the 4 or 8-pin cpu power cable like Dissentience suggested, then try the power button?
Its a 4pin and yea, nothing still, I got a second this morning to test the psu and when I went to turn it on it did not do anything but humm, no fans at all
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Its a 4pin and yea, nothing still, I got a second this morning to test the psu and when I went to turn it on it did not do anything but humm, no fans at all
What do you mean test the PSU? Did you unplug it from the motherboard completely and jump the green and black wires?
    
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What do you mean test the PSU? Did you unplug it from the motherboard completely and jump the green and black wires?
Yea that was what I did
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