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Pc won't start ( except 1 light)


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chessonly

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In my friends pc, except the power light nothing works, no harddisk noise, no nothing. It just sits dead.
So i opened the case, removed all the pci cards, wires and just attached the power cable and then tried again -- got the same dead cpu.

After furthur examination I found :
One light between the ram and the heatsink and the 'power led' in front of the cpu are on(as in lighted). Except these nothing seems to be recieving power. So i suspect its psu power
Naturally i removed and reattached power cables to the motherobard, dusted a bit, again nothing. :whistling:

System:
P4 256 mb ddr , techcom 350w psu , some mobo, everything 2 years old

Any thoughts? I am pretty certain that its a psu problem coz AFAIK the psu fan should be the first thing that should be up and running. Do correct me if I am wrong

Tiya

btw my friends is a bit hesistant abt opening the 'whole compuer' :blink: , so I wld prefer to explore other 'safe' options before having a go at the psu.

Edited by chessonly, 02 June 2006 - 10:02 AM.

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U are Right It is The PSU problem.Also check that the Processor fan Power cable is plucked in motherboard properly..If it still aint working then it is propably its time for ur friend to buy a new PSU :whistling:
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Sorry for the late reply , but now I finally got hold of my friends cpu. I am opening the psu right now, can someone suggest what to look for in it as a possible problem?
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