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 Post subject: PC dead
PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:44 pm 

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I was feeling kind of cocky after my pc build a few months back, after some initial issues I got it to power, USB'd a Windows 10 and was on my way.

Switched the pc on yesterday and it was dead.., no hint of power...

So far I've swapped the power cable for the monitor cable, and changed the fuse in the plug.

I've also ordered the finest psu power checker China has to offer, is there anything else I can check whilst I wait?

I was thinking of taking it all apart and starting again from scratch to try and problem solve my way through it, only issue with that is daylight hours and my chimp like fingers...

My cable mangement is a bit Picasso too, so that could do with a tidy up whilst I'm at it..

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Most likely that your PSU is not working, but always worth re-seating your cabling from PSU to motherboard and giving your memory sticks a bit of the old in and out. Quite a few recent motherboards let you power them on with a button on the motherboard which would eliminate any issues with the cabling between the board and the button on your case. Also there may be LED lights or codes on the motherboard that may indicate what the issue is.

If there is power going through...
I'd start unplugging things you don't need to get it to boot: hard drives, graphics card + dvd drive if you have one.
Just leave cpu (+cpu fan), memory and use onboard graphics and see if it'll turn on with those.

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 Post subject: Re: PC dead
PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:49 pm 

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cheers Benjo, I will give that a go when I can get some daylight and have no kids running around.

Only had the PSU about 4 months, so wondering whether I've got an option of warranty etc, will check it out.

I'm not bright with the old electricity, but could a short somewhere stop the PSU from kicking in?

It's interesting because I had this no power issue when I first built it, did things, and then it suddenly came to life and I couldn't quite put a finger on what corrective action I had taken.

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 Post subject: Re: PC dead
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yeah, could be a short so check any loose cabling and cable tie them well away from the motherboard and anything metal that could make it go screwy (and loose screws rattling about can really fuck things up). I've had a shorting issue before but it involved ripping everything out and starting again (think it was a motherboard standoff underneath my board!)

Feel free to fling me any pictures and details of your power supply and motherboard if you want any pointers before blowing yourself up :-D

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 Post subject: Re: PC dead
PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:26 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: PC dead
PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:48 am 

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Daz wrote:
Simple Fix....Buy a Mac :lol:



Cheers Daz, that would fix the issue but also end a marriage... :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: PC dead
PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:02 pm 

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Got my Chinese psu tester and it managed to power up no issues, so I think it's a case of taking it apart and putting it back together again.

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