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I wish I could diagnose this but I have no spare parts. I5-2500k CPU, Z68-DS3 Mobo, Fatality 550w power supply

So here are the events in order.

1. Overclocked to a simple 4.1GHz using Gigabytes own utility EasyTune 6.
2. Stable
3. Played some Skyrim
4. Shut off and wouldn't turn on
5. Tested PSU and it seems to be working
6. Removed CMOS battery and put it back in and it turned on (this reset the overclock and I left it at stock)
7. Played some Skyrim a couple days later, shut off (stock, all I did to the BIOS was changing normal settings required for my rig)
8. Turned on easy
9. Now (couple days later) it turned off while watching a movie on my hard drive and it won't turn on even after taking out my CMOS battery.

I'm not new to computers but I just don't have spare parts to test them. I also don't have experience in this issue so I will appreciate any and all help! I am thinking of taking it all apart piece by piece and putting it back together but I honestly don't think it'll work since I never moved my computer or parts. I don't think it can be something lose.

I do want to mention I did try to overclock the HD 3000 (at the same time I overclocked the CPU) to 1700, 1600, 1400 in order but each time windows 7 would tell me the drivers crashed and were recover any time I did something slightly graphics intensive. I then just gave up and reset it to stock.
post #2 of 22
What happens when you push the power button exactly?
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post #3 of 22
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I knew I forgot something, sorry. The lights and fans will turn on for a second then shut back off. Oh, and also no time for beep codes to even come into play.
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Check your motherboard for blown pieces. Check PSU for broken pieces, just looking inside, don't open it or touch anything.

Remember to unplug and turn off your psu before touching anything inside the case.
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Originally Posted by Xerosnake90 View Post

Check your motherboard for blown pieces. Check PSU for broken pieces, just looking inside, don't open it or touch anything.
Remember to unplug and turn off your psu before touching anything inside the case.

I did that because I was trying to see if maybe there was something lose and everything is plugged in and also all pieces seem to be in tact physically as far as I can tell while they are in my case. I went as far as unplugging the motherboard and psu while I checked so that I can't risk any sudden charges mess something up.
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Originally Posted by 42395skyline View Post

I knew I forgot something, sorry. The lights and fans will turn on for a second then shut back off. Oh, and also no time for beep codes to even come into play.

Sounds like a dead PSU to me. Mine died recently and it did the same thing. Turns on for a second, enough to push the fans for a second and then turns off.

You can either take it to computer shop and have them test it for you which is usually free or if you're confident enough you can try the paper clip test. You can google it or here's an ok video tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khpnx21oydg
Edited by nooboc2012 - 11/21/12 at 11:56pm
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Dead Psu seems most likely. Luckily for you, just in time for black friday deals thumb.gif
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post #8 of 22
OP, please elaborate on step 5. Be pedantic if need be.
 
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post #9 of 22
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Sounds like a dead PSU to me. Mine died recently and it did the same thing. Turns on for a second, enough to push the fans for a second and then turns off.
You can either take it to computer shop and have them test it for you which is usually free or if you're confident enough you can try the paper clip test. You can google it or here's an ok video tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khpnx21oydg
That is what I did for step 5. I connected the PSU to all my system fans and lights and then I did the test with a paper clip. Ran fine but I don't trust it 100%. I am going to have to take it to a diagnostic place :/ just need to find a free and trustworthy one.
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Dead Psu seems most likely. Luckily for you, just in time for black friday deals thumb.gif
I may have warranty still for these parts, so I may not need to spend more than shipping price smile.gif
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OP, please elaborate on step 5. Be pedantic if need be.
I connected my PSU to all of my system fans and used a paper clip to turn it on. It ran fine but since it did eventually turn on and power my machine for a few more days than maybe it runs just not stable.
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I had the same when building my pc,and my CPU fan wasn't plugged in the right connector, you could check that thumb.gif
 
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