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So awhile back my friend built a new computer (specs below). The computer worked fine for about 1-2 weeks and then it just wouldn't turn on. My friend took the computer to Geek Squad and they plugged in a different power supply and it seemed to turn on fine. So we thought that his PSU was dead and he has had two replacements from corsair in the last month and we determined the PSU isn't the problem. He did the paper clip test and the PSU was working.

Here are his specs

CASE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119213

HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

MOBO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128498

CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072

Heatsink
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118223

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233144

GPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161372

PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139009

CD/DVD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106335
Edited by SharpShoot3r07 - 10/15/11 at 1:17pm
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post #2 of 20
Every single one of them links is a bad request.

Because they have ... in them.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
Every single one of them links is a bad request.

Because they have ... in them.
Sorry, ill edit the post.
edit- fixed
Edited by SharpShoot3r07 - 10/15/11 at 1:18pm
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post #4 of 20
Can you elaborate a little? When you say it doesn't turn on, does it literally do NOTHING, or does something spin up but just not post?
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post #5 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by SharpShoot3r07 View Post
My friend took the computer to Geek Squad

I think this will become a demotivational poster.

"Well there is your problem"
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post #6 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by olli3 View Post
Can you elaborate a little? When you say it doesn't turn on, does it literally do NOTHING, or does something spin up but just not post?
Well when we first built it it would turn on for about 2 seconds then die. We were stuck on why that was happening for about an hour. Finally my friend took the power cable and cleaned it off and for some strange reason it turned on. Now my friend is saying that the computer wont even turn on. Nothing lights up or starts to spin.
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post #7 of 20
Did you guys make sure you put in mobo standoffs?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shaun1991 View Post
Did you guys make sure you put in mobo standoffs?
I've built 4 comps before and have never heard of "mobo standoffs". Could you please explain? I just don't understand how it worked for a week or two then just decided to not turn on
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post #9 of 20
Could the motherboard be grounding out on the case? Are there motherboard mounting posts under the board and touching it where there are no screw mounting holes?

The next step is to pull the motherboard from the case, set it on the box it came in, and leave the CPU/HSF, ram, and video card installed. Then plug in the power supply connectors (main power 24 pin, Video card 6 or 8 pin and CPU 8 pin). Then see if the system boots.

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Originally Posted by SharpShoot3r07 View Post
I've built 4 comps before and have never heard of "mobo standoffs". Could you please explain? I just don't understand how it worked for a week or two then just decided to not turn on
Theese are standoffs/mounting posts:



if you have a post mounted where it says, "don't match" in the below link, it will ground out the board which means it won't boot:

http://forums.hardwaresecrets.com/gr...bo-chasis/4488
Edited by ericeod - 10/15/11 at 1:29pm
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post #10 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by SharpShoot3r07 View Post
I've built 4 comps before and have never heard of "mobo standoffs". Could you please explain? I just don't understand how it worked for a week or two then just decided to not turn on
Did you use any of these?

Also, you say it worked at first when you cleaned the power cable, have you tried a different power cable with these new PSU's or did you use the same one? That could be the problem.
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