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I have an Antec smartpower 2.0 500w PS and we've been having lots of lightning storms like always and the power shuts down, sometimes just for 30 seconds. Well it happened 3 times today and the power supply didnt want to come back on right away. It took about 5 minutes each time.I have it set up in the BIOS to come on after a power outage. Everything is hooked up to a good(not cheap) surge protector.Does this sound normal or should I start shopping for a new one. It's only a year old. Thanks.
 

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Maybe the mobo isn't able to get the signal out to the PSU to kick on. Try the usual things, checking all the connectors, 24 pin, and so forth.
 

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Originally Posted by Xerasyte View Post
Maybe the mobo isn't able to get the signal out to the PSU to kick on. Try the usual things, checking all the connectors, 24 pin, and so forth.

Checked all the connections.I thought that's what it was on the first outage 'cause all of a sudden it came on after jiggling the main plug on the back of the PS. Then it happened twice more and jiggling didn't help, but it powered on as if by itself soon after.
 

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Try jumpstarting the powersupply, do you know how to do this? Its really simple and will alow the psu to run without being connected to a motherboard. That will help you rule out the motherboard causing any problems...heres an FAQ

http://www.overclock.net/faqs/96712-...upply-psu.html
 

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Originally Posted by Kopi View Post
Try jumpstarting the powersupply, do you know how to do this? Its really simple and will alow the psu to run without being connected to a motherboard. That will help you rule out the motherboard causing any problems...heres an FAQ

http://www.overclock.net/faqs/96712-...upply-psu.html
HEY THANKS! that's awsome I'm trying that tomorrow.
 
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