Posted 22 April 2006 - 01:42 PM
Posted 22 April 2006 - 04:11 PM
Yea, the PSU is turned on
LOL it must have died then from the sounds of it. Thats what you get for using a cheap crappy power supply. We always say dont use cheapo powersupplies, you get what you pay for...
Look for a good brand true power, power supply. Antec, Enermax, Ultra, Ocz, thermaltake are all good powersupplies.... Make shure it says 24 pin or 20+4 pin on the specifications.. Just because it said 500watts doesnt mean its a good powersupply remember that from now on.. A cheap 500watt is not as good as a solid brand true power 350watt...
All you really need is a 450-500 watt psu a 550w would be more than enough..
Posted 22 April 2006 - 04:26 PM
Posted 23 April 2006 - 05:15 PM
1) Disconnect all the PSU connectors from the computer, especially the ones that connect to the motherboard. Leave one molex plug connected though, to an optical drive only.
2) Plug in the mains cable (from rear of PSU to wall socket) & turn the power switch on the rear of the PSU on.
3) Get a bare metal paperclip (or similar), straighten it out then bend it into a tight U shape.
4) Insert one end of the paperclip into the underside of the main 20pin ATX connector of the PSU. It must be inserted into pin 14 (green wire) hole. Push it up as far as it will go.
5) Insert the other end of the paperclip into any of the holes on the underside of the ATX connector that has a black wire feeding into it. It doesn't matter which one as long as it IS a black one.
This should power the PSU on. If your PSU is particularly quiet & you can't hear it make any noise, then place one hand over the back of the PSU where the fan grill is to tell if the fans spinning.
Let me know if it powers up or not. If it does, it still doesn't mean that the PSU is definately ok - the next step is to test the outputs with a multimeter (voltmeter). Let me know if it gets this far first.
Posted 25 April 2006 - 02:15 PM
Thank you very much
Posted 25 April 2006 - 05:00 PM
I did as you said with the paper clip. Unfortunately still there was no activity in the power supply. Does this mean the PSU is dead, or are there still more tests?
Thank you very much
Its dead if you tried all of that..
Posted 25 April 2006 - 07:28 PM
One last thought which I'm sure you've already tried - you have tried it with a different mains cable (or changed the fuse in the plug) haven't you?
Posted 29 April 2006 - 12:57 PM
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