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Old 02-07-2008, 02:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone!

This PC was working fine then I moved it( carefuly) to connect a usb cable on the back and it suddently turned off. I turn it on again and if I move it it turns off immediately. I checked all the cables and connections and are ok.
Now it even turns off without moving it. I do not have any spair parts to test with but I suspect the Power Supply is the problem.

thanks for any help you can give me!
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Old 02-07-2008, 03:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You could also check to see if everything is seated right, and make sure that the motherboard isn't shorting out against the case.

If you want a quick way to test your PSU, you canalways do the paperclip test.

take your PSU out of your comp, and take either a case fan, or just a cd drive, and hook it up via the molex (or SATA) plug. Then take a paperclip/unbend it. Insert one end into the green connector of the main connector, and then insert the other end of the PSU into a black connector. Plug in your PSU/turn it on. Make sure the CD rom drive and/or fan operates.

Or you can go out and buy a PSU tester that tests all of your rails.
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Old 02-07-2008, 03:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for your answer!

Sorry english is not my first language. Could you tell me what means that the motherboard is shorting out against the case and how could I test that?

Also, what is the PSU?

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Make sure there are spacers in between your motherboard and your case. Make sure the back of the motherboard isn't touching the motherboard tray in the case.

And a PSU is your power supply.

And np =).
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Carnagex:

Thanks again man. Ill try that and post the results.
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Yup, no problem. Let us know how it turns out.
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Thanks a lot man . It was the motherboard as you said.

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Glad it worked out =). No problem.
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