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Old 08-29-2006, 11:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok... Playing WOW last night then machine totally shuts off. Wouldn't turn back on, so I figured it may have been too hot and the bios shut the machine off for fail safe reasons... Let it stand over night.

Tried it this morning and NOTHING at all... No sounds no nothing.
No power cycle at all.

I think the PSU died... What do y'all think?

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Old 08-29-2006, 12:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i agree it sounds like the PSU just go pick one up from the store or if you have one laying around see if it works.


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Old 08-29-2006, 12:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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bring it with you most stores will test them for you first then if you need one they should sell one or order through newegg and save . call ahead though just to make sure
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Old 08-29-2006, 02:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What is the chance of it being a MOBO issue?

I personally think the chance is slim... but there is always a chance right?
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Old 08-29-2006, 02:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If you motherboard was dead, you'd still get power. In other words, fans would still spin, lights would still light up, just a black screen, thats all. Since you're not getting any fans or lights, its definately the power supply unit.
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Old 08-30-2006, 04:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Pick up a retail psu, test it, and if it seems to fix your problems buy a good replacement online and return the retail one when it arrives.
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Old 08-30-2006, 04:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally posted by STATus h2O
If you motherboard was dead, you'd still get power.
Not necessarily, it depends on what part of the mobo is damaged.


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