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post #11 of 33
I had a guy bring me a dell that wouldn't turn on, put my PSU in and it worked fine. But when i did the paperclip trick with it, it turned on just fine.

I am actually using it for a bench power supply now. I use it to power fans and water pumps when needed, and then wire up other stuff if needed.

So just because the paperclip trick works, doesn't mean it isn't the PSU that is the problem.
post #12 of 33
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Rocker: I wasn't bashing, all someone had to do was tell me using that trick isnt very reliable. I really wasn't trying to sound like i was bashing anyone and i apologize if anyone took it that way.

Since my new psu will be ordered tomorrow, ill use that in his an see if itll start up. And thanks for the suggestions, ill let him know.


Thrasher: thanks for the clarification, ill make sure to avoid the papetclip next time
Edited by Velvetdreams21 - 2/3/11 at 8:39pm
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post #13 of 33
I had a problem with a mobo (similar situation) and it was a broken socket. Don't know the name, the BIG one that plugs into the mobo from the PSU. Not the 4 / 6 / 8 pin power. The one you use for the paperclip trick.

The mobo wasn't doing what the paperclip does and so, the PSU wouldn't send power out.

I discovered it by instead of paperclipping, removing the two wires and taping them together.

It wasn't worth the hassle of replacing the socket on the mobo (if that's even possible.
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post #14 of 33
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The 20 or 24 pin, is that even a common issue?
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post #15 of 33
Don't know if it's common.

It was the issue for that case though.
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post #16 of 33
well since you are getting a new PSU, no harm in trying it out, if you find out that the PSU is bad then you can order him a new one.
post #17 of 33
Unplug everything except the mother board. Then if you still have problems Unplug any pci cards. When you get it to turn on start eliminating parts by plugging them in one at a time till you find the culprit. It Might be the Power supply though. UNPlug it from the wall for 30 sec. before doing any of the preceding.
    
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post #18 of 33
Newegg.com has the best low cost psus.. just get a rosewill.
    
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post #19 of 33
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The only thing he has plugged in are the dvd drive and the hdd, i know the hdd is fine cause i hooked it to my comp to pull all his pics and music off for him and already tried it with the ram.

I dont think the dvd drive could stop the comp from working (right?) so all thats left would be psu, cpu, and mb. I tried getting the cpu out once but i could not for the life of me get the damn heatsink off.
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post #20 of 33
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I unplugged absolutely everything and I believe its the mobo but I dont even know if it works this way.

I got to the mobo and cpu, unplugged the cpu and still nothing, plugged it back in and unplugged the mobo and the light immediately became steady.
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