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so...yeah. my sig rig just died...i was doing my homework and listening to some music when i suddenly realized that my Steam download stopped. When I opened steam to find out what happened, my computer just shut down. When I turn my PSU off and on, I can hear a click sound, which I'm assuming means that the PSU isn't dead. When I tried to manually turn the mobo on (pressing power button on the board), it didn't work. I rechecked all my cables, but it still didn't work. So, is it my PSU or my mobo that just died?
post #2 of 11
its hard to tell if it shuts off like that. i would do the routine and check all the parts if possible redface.gif
post #3 of 11
Any lights on the motherboard lighting up? If it was your psu,there would be some smoke or a weird smell coming from it. I would say it was your psu.

Do you have another psu to test?
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by Fishinfan View Post

Any lights on the motherboard lighting up? If it was your psu,there would be some smoke or a weird smell coming from it. I would say it was your psu.
Do you have another psu to test?

I don't have another PSU to test, but when I turn it on, a sort of cracking/snapping noise seems to come from the PSU. Also, no mobo lights come on.
post #5 of 11
Don't hook that PSU up to anything else..That PSU should be OK...but idk..I had an AsRock board fail and take out my cpu+PSU+mobo..
then I hooked the PSU up to my backup rig and fried that mobo too..You should try a known working PSU 1st..Ideally..try the cpu in another board with a known working PSU.
 
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post #6 of 11
If a cracking/snapping noise comes from the PSU id point at it first...

Do the hotwire trick and plug a fan into it and see if it works..
    
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post #7 of 11
Get a PSU from a friend/take it to a computer shop and see if they can run one/loan you one. and see if that helps. I wouldn't plug that PSU into anything as well. I think you might have had a bad power spike or something (or a faulty unit).
post #8 of 11
No need to take it to a shop just use the paper clip test on ur psu. If the fan spins then the psu is good n ur mobo is dead. If it doesnt spin then its ur psu
    
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post #9 of 11
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yeah, i just tried the paper clip and the PSU fan didn't spin, it only made clicking noises. Thanks everyone who helped! +rep smile.gif
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by EmoPopsicle View Post

yeah, i just tried the paper clip and the PSU fan didn't spin, it only made clicking noises. Thanks everyone who helped! +rep smile.gif

Get a Corsair PSU if that one has no warranty. thumb.gif
    
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