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But since the mobo lights turn on when I turn the PSU on doesn't that mean the PSU is fine?
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But since the mobo lights turn on when I turn the PSU on doesn't that mean the PSU is fine?

Yes it should. If the motherboard lights turn on, but thats it, then the problem is probably the CPU or ram. Possibly also the graphics card.
If the computer seems like it boots up normally, but you don't see anything, then it is thee graphics card.
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But since the mobo lights turn on when I turn the PSU on doesn't that mean the PSU is fine?

Yes it should. If the motherboard lights turn on, but thats it, then the problem is probably the CPU or ram. Possibly also the graphics card.
If the computer seems like it boots up normally, but you don't see anything, then it is thee graphics card.

No the computer doesn't turn on whatsoever, no sign of life whatsoever.
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No the computer doesn't turn on whatsoever, no sign of life whatsoever.

So do the motherboard lights turn on or not? if they do, the problem is probably the processor or ram. Not sure how to check those.
post #15 of 18
mobo lights just mean that some power is getting to the mobo, I've had mobo lights on with a bad PSU, but when I did the paperclip test the psu would hum but none of the fans would spin up.
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post #16 of 18
LED lights take next to no power to be "on" so I wouldn't trust them I would be looking for spinning fans and strange humms/noises. A paper clip test will also only really tell you if the PSU is dead not if it's on the way out.
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post #17 of 18
test the PSU. seriously. eliminate that it is causing any problems.

Now the water you spilled, was that tap water, or distilled water? If its tap water, i fear the worst. If you want to try to save it, you could run rubbing alcohol (90% or higher) over the areas that were splashed with water to try to remove anything that was left over that could be blocking electrical signals on the board.

I have had more than 10 huge spills on my current sig rig (x58) which caused instant power loss from distilled water sitting on the motherboard after a clam or fitting came loose after going to and returning from a LAN party. Every time, i popped out everything from the mobo and pulled it out of the case to run 90% rubbing alcohol over the area where the leak happened and placed it under a heat lamp for at least a hour. And all 10 times everything came back up and worked.

Best of luck to ya!
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post #18 of 18
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Hey guys,

So I went out yesterday and purchased a new PSU because I did the paper clip test and nothing would turn on so I figured, based on your guys advice it was the PSU problem. I took out my old PSU and put in the new one (Antec 750w Truepower New) and my computer didn't turn on. At first, when pressing the power button the back fan turns blue for a split second and the PSU fans spin for a split second then nothing else turns on. I ran the paper clip test again on the new PSU because hypothetically it should turn on right? Well it didn't so now I am thinking it might even just be my power button that is the problem? Any other help would be gladly appreciated.
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