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Old 10-04-2006, 09:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone,

I turned off my computer to change the motherboard. When I installed the new motherboard, the computer will not power on; in fact, nothing works. Everything was connected via the new motherboard's manual. The power supply light is on but that's it. To test to see if I had a defective new motherboard, I reinstalled the old motherboard; however, the same problem persists: the computer will not start, none of the components in the computer work, and the power supply light is the only functioning "device." I suspect my power supply has died, which would be disappointing because I purchased this PSU (Thermaltake Purepower 600 Watt) one month ago at Radio Shack.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions and advice on how to resolve this problem.
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Old 10-04-2006, 09:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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does the fan turn on inside the power supply?
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No. The fan in the power supply is not working, only the light on the power supply.
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The power supply is a good start. If you have a spare lying around, switch them out and see what happens. Also, you say you purchased that psu one month ago, try taking it back if you still got the receipt.
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It was indeed the PSU that was the problem. A new PSU works, as well as all the components.

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