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my brother's comp would not power up so I took it to try my psu on it. ATX250 with 20 pin. My psu worked so I went to buy a new one. Now my pc won't power up nor will his, with any psu. Not the new one or my old one. I don't see any visible damage to the capacitors on the MOBO. Any ideas?
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if you live near any specialist PC shops (i.e. not currys, pc world etc) then take it down there and ask them to check to see if the power is getting round the mobo.

i once had a problem like this after a build (the mobo worked for a while but just cut out) so i got it tested and for some reason the power wouldn't get through. they might charge u but its better to make sure if everything is ok!

let me know what u decide to do

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What is the make/model, and wattage of the power supplies?

250w is very low by todays standards, esp running XP.
Your supply is probably way to low.
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