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post #1 of 12
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Ok, I plugged in my floppy drive power cable and everything turned off. I hit the power button and nothing happens. When I flick the power switch off then on my case fan spins for half a second and the motherboard LED is on. Power button does nothing or reset, they are plugged in correct.

Broken PSU?
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post #2 of 12
Heh, flashbacks... same exact thing happened to me when I got some new stuff. The power supply was not strong enough. I'm not sure it the old powersupply was destroyed... never tried to use it since, but my graphics card was killed by the ordeal... Just go get a new PSU, I recommend an Antec 500W Smart Power.
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post #3 of 12
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I guess Ill take the PSU out of this computer and see if that can get me to a post screen, if it does then we know its a blown powersupply, if I get nothing on the screen and the fans spin we know its the PSU and Videocard. Yay......
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post #4 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by pauldovi
Heh, flashbacks... same exact thing happened to me when I got some new stuff. The power supply was not strong enough. I'm not sure it the old powersupply was destroyed... never tried to use it since, but my graphics card was killed by the ordeal... Just go get a new PSU, I recommend an Antec 500W Smart Power.
Same thing happened to me . I had to RMA my videocard as well, and this was when I was using my raidmax 420w psu pretty good for a system with 5 low powered fans in it.

Try turning psu off for a minute or so, disconnect your floppy drive, boot see what happens.
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post #5 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by lightsource
Same thing happened to me . I had to RMA my videocard as well, and this was when I was using my raidmax 420w psu pretty good for a system with 5 low powered fans in it.

Try turning psu off for a minute or so, disconnect your floppy drive, boot see what happens.
What kind of Video Card did you have? Did the company send you a new card? My video card was send out to MSI today for RMA.
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post #6 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by pauldovi
What kind of Video Card did you have? Did the company send you a new card? My video card was send out to MSI today for RMA.
Same one I have now: BFG 5700LE however they sent me back a chaintech w/ doublesided memory rather than the same one that only had memory on one side.
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post #7 of 12
Well if BFG decided it was not your fault and replace the board, then surely MSI will replace my 6800... Thanks for the news
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post #8 of 12
Try unpluging the floppy drive, swiching the swich on the back of the PSU to off and then press the power button on the front for 2-3 secs. Then flip the back of the PSU on again and try to turn the computer back on again, with out the floppy drive. I have had a hard time getting my computer to boot with a floppy drive plugged in too.

I would seriously doubt your PSU died from being to weak.
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by pauldovi
Well if BFG decided it was not your fault and replace the board, then surely MSI will replace my 6800... Thanks for the news
Yea, BFG (at the time) was more forgiving than MSI, becuase they replaced the card no matter what happened to it, but MSI... I was given a 5900Ultra (msi) and the warranty was until like... march of 2006 but they say its out of warranty so.. I have to pay 30 bucks for somthing I don't know if they will fix becuase it sustains physical damage.
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post #10 of 12
hmmmm... what happened to your MSI card that it needed fixing?
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