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Is it the PSU?


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INFP

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I accidentally turned my machine off today (stupid power button at the top of the keyboard). I always have my machine on. When I tried to turn it back on I got nothing. No fans spinning up, no LEDS on the case lighting up, nada. I looked inside the machine and the green LED on the motherboard shows that it at least thinks its getting power. I've tried manually shorting the power on pins on the mobo but to no avail. [/quickeddit] I also tried resetting the motherboard BIOS [/quickedit] Is this a motherboard or psu problem?

Also the specs.
E6600
2gig ram
8800GTS
enermax liberty 500W (i think)

Edited by INFP, 28 October 2008 - 11:53 PM.

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Not gonna be able to help you past this suggestion, but you might unplug the computer for several minutes then plug it in and retry power up.
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Yeah did that. I plugged the power supply into an older machine (but was still compatible) and erm...loud firework pop. Im guessing it was the PSU
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Sure sounds like the PSU to me after that description. :) Try buying a larger power PSU. Most come with around a 300-350 watt, but a 500-600 watt is much better. Additional fans/cleaning wouldn't hurt if not done already.
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