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Hi all im new to this forum so forgive me if i havent included enough info but this is the gist of it.

I was playing BF3 on my PC last night when i heard a loud click/pop and it lost all power. I thought it had over heated so i left it over night and have tried to boot up this morning. IVe tried 2 different plugs in case it was the fuse but it still wont boot up. Im assuming its the power unit but i wanted to get some advice before i shell out £100+.

Many thanks

David
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I would say your suspicions are correct with your description. :)
Can you give us the specs on your system and power supply please.

Laptop or Desktop?
  • If a name brand system then what brand, make and model is the system?
  • If custom built then what brand, make and model is the motherboard
  • Total memory installed
  • Total hard drive capacity and free space
  • What steps have you taken so far to resolve the issue
  • Power Supply make and model

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Its a desktop,
It is a custom build, the motherboard is a MSI (i think this is a model number) 686 AMIBIOS VZ973959.
4GB RAM
500GB HDD with approx 250GB spare
The power supply is a Win Power EA4G-850
So far ive only tried different plugs. Didnt want to start opening stuff up as i wouldnt have a clue where to start or what to do.
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By your description I am inclined to say your PSU shorted out. The only way to really know is to either take the PSU out and have a shop test it or try a different PSU.
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Is there a particular one you would recommend or should i just try and find the same one?

The prices ive been looking at are around the £30-£120 mark and im not to sure which is best.
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I'm partial to Corsair myself as thye have always proved to be reliable and very stable. This one HERE even though it is 100 watts less should be able to do everything you need it to do. Pay close attention to the types of connections it or any PSU you decide on has. You don't want one that won't have enough for the present and any future upgrades you may do. :)
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Brill thanks very much for all the advice
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No problem I'm glad to be of help. Please let me know if there is any more information you need. Also please update us on the final resolution if you would. :)
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