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If you read my post about a new psu then you know i just slapped together a computer. 800mhz slot A T-bird..... some ram....other what not. but the psu when i screwed it in wouldnt' work. i press thep ower button....nothing. <br />
I took everything out set it in my lap and BAM it works so i checked the spacers everything checks out i srew the psu in and again, nothing. I took the psu out and pluged it in while it was all set up still and the power jsut randomly turned on. and then i'm lile *** OMG. i press the power button and it turned off to my suprise. now i'm using it with a psu just kinda chillin in the 5x12 bays <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /> whats wrong here. freind said groudning issue
 

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Check the CPU heatsink bottom plate (If you are using a custom heatsink). It could be shorting to the mainboard. But, that short doesn't become apparent until the mainboard is bolted to the case. Happened to me once.
 

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Its an old gateway motherbaord and heatsink. its SLOT A and is needed to be screwed down which it is ....=/
 

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does the room have a rug? that might cause interferance, but it shouldnt. you did use insulators when screwing in the motherboard right?
 

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</div>You could also have a bad PSU. Is it new?
 

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well, if it turns on at all that would tell me the psu is good... <br />
personally id make sure the motherboard connector for the psu is plugged in securely...
 

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yeah it is its just weird and the psu works on carpet and insulator? i just use standoffs and creew it in
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">well, if it turns on at all that would tell me the psu is good... <br />
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The PSU could be "good" but have a short to ground. I've seen several with that manufacturer defect. Only fails when bolted to the case.
 

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i beilve that is what this is its weird and annoying >< so currently my sucky lil 200 wat psu is chillin outside of case
 
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