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Old 08-08-2004, 12:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Computer wont startup

I reciently built a new computer and it was running great for a while. all of a sudden it stopped starting. the only response i get is my cpu/case fans start for 1/2 sec. my thought was that a capacitaor blowns, but my dad thinks its psu

MCSE Certified (passed on second try lol). But am only 15.
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Old 08-09-2004, 12:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well you both could be correct - the power supply has capacitors in it. Your problem does sound like its with the power supply though or there's a slight possibility that something is shorting out elsewhere. I would recommend using a different power supply (borrowing one perhaps) to see if it helps and go from there. If you want to learn more about power supplies go to
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