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Old 08-28-2009, 12:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default psu trouble?

Hi, this forum helped me build a computer almost 4 years ago.

I do believe my power source has become defective, wanted to check here before I replace it though.

Turned off the computer before I left the house, came back 10 hours later to find computer had not completely shutdown. I hold power button to shut it down completely, then try to boot. Only I hear a clicking sound, and while my fans move, it is just barely. cpu fan just moves back and forth a quarter inch.

Trying the power button gives no response.

I've left it unplugged and have been been using my laptop in the meanwhile, every time I do try to plug it back it its same thing, clicking sounds, weak fan movement, no response when i try to boot.

I'm guessing I just need a new psu, pls let me know if need any other info or if its something else.

psu is a OCZ 520W.

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Old 08-28-2009, 12:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: psu trouble?

I didn't know OCZ did a 520W, still, it sounds like a PSU issue to me. I had a similar issue with a 700W OCZ.

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