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That's what has happened to my friend and I twice. The first time we think it was ESD on his motherboard, and the second time(which we're still trying to work out), we think we need to buy a new PSU.

Jumper the PSU to itself with a paperclip or something and watch the fan inside to see if it still works.
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post #12 of 35
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Originally Posted by amped
That's what has happened to my friend and I twice. The first time we think it was ESD on his motherboard, and the second time(which we're still trying to work out), we think we need to buy a new PSU.

Jumper the PSU to itself with a paperclip or something and watch the fan inside to see if it still works.
Well all the fans on my computer turn on for like a split second and shut off; including the 2 in the PSU.
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post #13 of 35
Yes, but take the PSU out, use the jumper technique explained somewhere on this forum, and see if the PSU works if it isn't powering anything. If it doesn't there's your problem.
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post #14 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by amped
Yes, but take the PSU out, use the jumper technique explained somewhere on this forum, and see if the PSU works if it isn't powering anything. If it doesn't there's your problem.
Yeah this would be a good start. On the mainboard connector, short the only green wire with any black wire and plug it in. If it doesn't power on, then you're power supply is bad.
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post #15 of 35
Like most people already said it's your power supply I had this problem a couple weeks back and my computer did the exact same thing It would start up but would not spin the hard drive or any case fans and it would just run the PSU fan for a little bit and turn off.
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post #16 of 35
ALso if it turns out your power supply does work (which it probably will) then that means you've got a short somewhere in your system.
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post #17 of 35
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I doubt its anything but the PSU.. I really think my PSU did die.. And also could someone link me to the guide on how to test the PSU?
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post #18 of 35
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Ok.. I was looking at my PSU and one of the yellow wires on a molex was cut! I have no clue how the heck it happened, but its cut.. I was gonna put my spare PSU in but it only looks like its 150W..
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post #19 of 35
Quote:
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Ok.. I was looking at my PSU and one of the yellow wires on a molex was cut! I have no clue how the heck it happened, but its cut.. I was gonna put my spare PSU in but it only looks like its 150W..
Molex? That should not be a problem should it?

Unless the molex somehow affects the hole system?

Good luck anyway Jori
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post #20 of 35
Was it plugged in to anything?? If so you should just have to unplug it and plug another one in, oh and it probably got ripped by a fan.
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