Not heard from you for a while maximem, do you still require assistance or is the issue now resolved, an update would be appreciated.
(SEE ADDITIONAL UPDATE BELOW)
Hi Phil, thanks for checking in. I was able to purchase the power supply on Friday (I preferred to buy it in person). It is the Corsair model you recommended, I happened to get the modular version because it had a 20$ rebate
I tried to set it up today, and I got the whole thing to power up for the first time in a long time (all fans running etc). Unfortunately nothing shows up on the display, and I do get a beep code at startup (edit: 1 long, two short). Any way to know what those beep codes mean? Actually, to be honest, they aren't very loud at all so I'm not sure if they are officially beep codes.
I also should mention that I can power the computer off - even holding down the power button for 10-20 seconds. I have to turn the power supply off, that's the only way to shut it down. I'm not sure if this means something.
I took a video of the bootup to help.
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Other information: I plugged the screen to the graphics card, and then directly. No change.
I have no idea if I have plugged in all of the right things. I had a lot of difficulty re-tracing what was plugged in for my first power supply, despite many pictures and numbers I left myself.
I have the motherboard 24 pin connector plugged into the motherboard, comes straight out of the PS.
I have a 4 pin connector (into white 4 squares) and says CPU, goes straight into the PS. (
I have a long L shaped plug in my disc drive, that connects to my PS in the column for peripheral and SATA.
I have a long L shaped plug (different one) into my hard drive, that connects to my PS in the column for peripheral and SATA.
Both of the above have a second L shaped plug that is not plugged into anything.
I have a cable that goes to the back of my PS in the column for PCI + CPU. It has a 4 circle plug (horizontal, not sure what it's called, looks like 4 mini headphone jacks for example, female). I plugged this into the back of a cable that is female/male of the same thing. I'm not sure what it comes out of because it's hard to trace. The reason I put this here is because the previous PS had something similar. Not sure it is actually doing anything (I can take a photo to better explain).
Finally, I have a cable I am not using at all, that should connect to the PS in the PCI+CPU column. The able is called PCI-express. Should this be plugging into my video card or something? It is 6 pin, similar to the 4-pin one mentioned above.
I hope these explanations are helpful. Please let me know what you think of all this!! I really appreciate all of the help and guidance you have given me so far.
So I looked up the 1 long, 2 short beep codes, and they all seem to point to video issues. So I thought, let's just pull the video card and see if that helps. I pulled it out, then booted the computer, and then, nothing worked. Light came on for a second, fan turned once and then everything stopped. Exactly exactly the same as before, with the previous power supply. The same clip as I had posted before will show you this error. I have since put the video card back in, and the same thing happens. So the computer no longer starts up as it did in the video I posted here today. It looks exactly like where we were. Could I have blown the new power supply simply by unplugging the video card??
Edited by maximem, 12 April 2015 - 09:00 PM.