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Okay, so I'm having all kinds of computer fun lately.

So the other night, I figured I would leave my computer on overnight (I don't usually, I can't sleep for crap if theres too much light in my room) and I figured to hide the light I would cover the front of the computer with a towel. Well, when I woke up my computer was turned off and it wouldn't turn back on when I tried. My power supply has an LED light on the back of it that glows bright red when it is recieving power and is turned on. Well, it wouldn't light up. Neither would my motherboard (IP35 Pro)s little activity LED next to the 24pin plug light up. That led me to believe that the power supply was a gonner. Maybe it overheated. Maybe something fell into it (what? The hell if I know). Maybe gremlins came and whizzed in it to make me mad. Who knows.

Well, I figured I would try to eliminate other ideas for potential problemed components by grabbing a new power supply. So I drove down to Frys Electronics and picked up a Corsair tx750w (750w single-rail 12v@60A, yadayada). However, it was a returned one, I know I screwed up there, but it should have been fine. So I get home, plug everything in (new motherboard showed up, yay) and turn on the computer. It sputters. It turns over but doesn't really start. All my fans/pump/GPU/PSU fans turn and light up and whatnot but it turns off instantly. This was with the new motherboard. So I pull the new motherboard out and put in the old one (which has an LED POST indicator on it) and when I turn it on I get the POST code 83. Basically it is hanging on the PSU part of startup. Now I can't even get it to do anything more than turn over and die.

A thought I had was that maybe the motherboard was shorting out on the case somehow, but its not. As far as I can tell everything is fine.

Am I just getting really unlucky with my powersupplies? The motherboard works fine, and I have no reason to believe that my new motherboard is anything but pristine...yet here I am.

If anyone has any ideas to possibly solve my problems, or at least point me in the right direction, that would be great.

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Don't everyone offer up help at once.
    
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post #3 of 7
Hello,Have you tried removing the battery(cmos) on the motherboard waiting 10 minutes reinstall and try again.
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post #4 of 7
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Yes, on both motherboards. The IP35 Pro has the cmos switch in the back and I flipped that and waited a couple minutes and then tried again. No luck. The DQ6 only has the battery (no jumper, which I thought was odd) to reset the cmos, which I did, to no avail.
    
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post #5 of 7
I had a similar problem one time,I removed all Memory and tried a different set to see if that would help.it did
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post #6 of 7
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Well I guess I'll go fiddle with it a little more. Try resetting cmos again. Try swapping out memory, again. I think I'm gonna pull the power supply out of my girls computer and see if it gives similar results. Hopefully it doesn't.
    
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post #7 of 7
I'll see if I can remember anything else that might help..Good Luck
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(1)Seagate 500G 7200.11 Asus 20X Lightscribe Vista 64bit Premium Dell 24" 
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