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Now this isn't a "tell me a solution" thread because I know I have to buy something. I just want to know what is doing this?

Basically it was like I said in my "Wine Smelling" thread that it was emitting a weird wine smell. and NO IT WASN'T DRUNK XD. Anyway I left it on to see if the temps are out of shape at idle and I went to do some chores around the house. When I came back the computer is off! I try turning it back on but all I see are the fans moving for just a split second and the PC just gives in and doesn't start. I tried disconnecting and reconnecting it to my power jack, and I tried clearing CMOS and everything but it still won't boot.

So what is the problem. I think it is most likely the PSU but I don't want to buy a high quality PSU and then realize it was my Processor or something.
Edited by HarbingerOfLive - 1/13/11 at 9:13am
    
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So I'm assuming you don't have a spare psu to try out? Or even a friend that's nearby, or even another computer in the house. Basically I'd leave the 24pin motherboard connection plugged in, one video card, one stick of ram, unplug all the unnecessary connections, and see if she goes. If not, i'd grab another psu, and do the same thing. It's likely the PSU if it just went out like that, but you never know, and I don't think many people will have a 100% accurate answer unless you test it somehow. Wouldn't want you to buy something it's not, then having to send it back and try to get a refund. Good luck!
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If you don’t have the spare parts, there is certain things you could try to eliminate by removing/switching components that are not necessary for a boot and or physically take a look at components to see if something is fried/out of ordinary. But to eliminate a chance on spending on a component that was not broken, I'd take it to a shop. The local shop I use will test for $20 and if you need something then you'll know what to buy.
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