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Possible power supply issue?

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So I was working on my computer today, typing along with no problems, when my computer just shut itself off. It wouldn't turn back on when I hit the power button. I changed the power cord and still nothing. The weird thing is when I opened my computer up to have a look inside, anytime I hit the power button, the processor fan would spin for maybe a tenth of a second and then nothing would go on. If I were to hit the power button again, absolutely nothing would happen. However, if I unplugged the power cord, then plugged it back in and then hit the power button, that's when the fan would go on for that short time.

I'm hoping the problem is just the power supply and not something else. Any ideas?

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Ive seen this on 3 computers and usually it is the PS. Replacing the PS's with good ones did solve the problems on them. One puter i had to replace the MB because the bad PS burned something on it. I hope this hasent happened to you. On the bad Mb absolutely nothing happened when i tried the unhook/rehook process. The others did spin the processor fan for a second.

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