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Power supply turns on with paper clip but not comp?

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I just picked up a power supply
http://epowertec.com/power_ep-750p7.html

I plug in the 24 pin cable to the computer and press the power button and nothing happens, but if I do the paper clip trick, where you stick a paper clip inside 2 of the 24pin holes to turn it. It will turn on with a paper clip.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOXoKdRaqjo

My motherboard has lights on it, when the power is off it still lights up, but not with this power supply.

I have another power supply a 700 watt ocz its broken but when its plugged in the motherboard lights light up. This power supply will turn on for a sec and turn it self off.
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post #2 of 22
maybe on 2 of the 24 holes is working, maybe some of the others arent
post #3 of 22
That is not a high quality power supply. Epower doesn't make good units. I had a Raidmax in my ex's computer that did the same thing. Opened it up and all the transformers had burned the PCB dark brown. If that OCZ is doing the same thing, it sounds more like a motherboard issue, are there any bulging or leaking capacitors on your motherboard?
Edited by Pentium-David - 2/11/12 at 4:37pm
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Originally Posted by Pentium-David View Post

That is not a high quality power supply. Epower doesn't make good units. I had a Raidmax in my ex's computer that did the same thing. Opened it up and all the transformers had burned the PCB dark brown. If that OCZ is doing the same thing, it sounds more like a motherboard issue, are there any bulging or leaking capacitors on your motherboard?

Your kidding me right? Go read the reviews.
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Originally Posted by sabbathcrazy View Post

Your kidding me right? Go read the reviews.

The design it's using is ancient. It's not meant for modern system usage
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Originally Posted by Pentium-David View Post

The design it's using is ancient. It's not meant for modern system usage

You mean like my computer? When you turn it on with paper clip you can hear a high pitch sequel, probably dead compasitor. im going to change
Edited by sabbathcrazy - 2/12/12 at 9:35am
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post #7 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by sabbathcrazy View Post

Your kidding me right? Go read the reviews.

Look man hes just trying to help, you dont need to accept his advice. And I agree with him epower psus has always been unreliable and dated atleast from what I've seen.
post #8 of 22
Return that low quality unit and get a good one. A good 400W would be fine for your system. A Corsair CX430V2 won't break the bank and it'll be enormously better than that thing you just got.
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Look man hes just trying to help, you dont need to accept his advice. And I agree with him epower psus has always been unreliable and dated atleast from what I've seen.

People fail to see that brands do not matter. When buying a computer are you going to look at the model(hardware) or the brand? Sony makes some bad tvs but they all so have good Tv's. Logitech makes some bad speakers but they have the z-5500.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sabbathcrazy View Post

People fail to see that brands do not matter. When buying a computer are you going to look at the model(hardware) or the brand? Sony makes some bad tvs but they all so have good Tv's. Logitech makes some bad speakers but they have the z-5500.

Yes, they do. The piece of hardware that's giving you a problem is from a manufacturer known to sell shoddy products. People telling you this are not saying it to upset you; it's what they've discovered through experience and research. Besides, your own experience adds weight to their assertions.
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