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I recently left the house for a day with my computer shut down for the whole time and, when I came back, it wouldn't turn on. I did the usual fiddling with the MB, but nothing worked, so I tried the paperclip test on the PSU (unplugged ATX and CPU connectors, but left all the fans and drives attached), and it failed (no fans or anything coming on).

It's an Antec TruePower Trio 650W. Normally I'd have already started looking for a new PSU, but I'm confused by the fact that it seems to have broken while it was off and attached to a surge protector (none of the other electronics attached have had a problem). Does anyone know what could have caused this?

This computer has been working well for over a year, and has decided to quite on me at pretty much the worst time possible, so any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
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without opening up the PSU and looking; it's a guessing game. so with that in mind my contribution is:

a soldered connection cracked and while running didn't posed a problem but once you turned off the PSU was enough to not enable a flow of current. maybe try wiggling the green wire as you try the paperclip test again. i doubt it will do anything but . . .
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I recently left the house for a day with my computer shut down for the whole time and, when I came back, it wouldn't turn on. I did the usual fiddling with the MB, but nothing worked, so I tried the paperclip test on the PSU (unplugged ATX and CPU connectors, but left all the fans and drives attached), and it failed (no fans or anything coming on).

It's an Antec TruePower Trio 650W. Normally I'd have already started looking for a new PSU, but I'm confused by the fact that it seems to have broken while it was off and attached to a surge protector (none of the other electronics attached have had a problem). Does anyone know what could have caused this?

This computer has been working well for over a year, and has decided to quite on me at pretty much the worst time possible, so any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
Looks, from the specs, to be a 7-9 year old system
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Looks, from the specs, to be a 7-9 year old system

I haven't posted much on this forum in a long time, will update the specs quickly now.
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