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I have a Tiny PC which no longer switches on, no lights or power. The PSU does nothing, I've opened it up and all connections appear fine but no fans work its just dead. Does it sound like a PSU problem?

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Yes. That's the first thing I would check. It would have to be under a proper load to test properly, which likely means a trip to a qualified technician, or swap in a known good PSU.
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Well, it could be, but without any other info I can't be sure.

What is a "Tiny PC"? I have heard of them, but not dealt with them.

Can you get me a make and model number so I can research for a manual?
I need to figure out what powers them.
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I "think" they are little netbooks.
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I found a couple different versions. Power is different on all.
1 looks to be a little box and runs from 5vdc.
Another 1 looks to be a like netbook.
And another has a 2 pin connector but no description of what it is. Being 2 pin it can't be ac voltage.

We need more from the poster.
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Sorry should have mentioned its a desktop but no details of model it doesn't say anything on the exterior other than TINY. Sticker on rear shows AC 230 4.5A,50Hz. Serial No is PW240797. The PSU is a Chieftec model SFX-230P2
Does that help?
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This could make it really interesting!
I have to take it that you reside in Europe?

AC 230 4.5A,50Hz


I decided to search for "Tiny computer company" and found out it was based in Britain and they opened offices in the USA and then shut down.
What Wikipedia says
What PC World says
Bought out by Time Computers

It seems that the PSU is still available. Google search for PSU

You mentioned that the fans don't run?
The PSU pictures show what looks like a fan on it. Does that fan work?
There are no user serviceable parts in the PSU.
I have to ask. Do you have power going to the PSU? Can you get a meter or plug something else in to the outlet?

Without a manual or specifications or pictures, there is not much more I can think of.
It doesn't look good. Tiny computer company has folded and gone bye bye.
Even on Times website, there is no links for service, manuals, drivers, etc.

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Yes in Chester GB. None of the fans work. Theres not a peep from anything. I knew they had gone out of business but thanks for the info. I have power going to the PSU but it doesn't come to life the whole machine is dead. The google search link seems to be the PSU thats in the pc although the name on mine is Chieftec. Again many thanks for all your help I am very grateful
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If you know what you are doing and can get a hold of a meter, you could try measuring the voltage from the PSU.
I would have to imagine that the power would be the same for any PSU.
Red is 5vdc
yellow is 12vdc
orange is 3.3vdc

I think you can also get a tester(or have it checked).

Please do let us know how you make out.
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thanks again, I'll update you if/when I manage to sort it

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