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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ninjaplease, 28 Sep 2012.

  1. ninjaplease

    ninjaplease I don't know what I'm doing

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    Sup guys, been a while..

    My problem today is that whilst watching some youtubes, my computer cut out, and now won't turn back on. There were no popping noises, no burning smell, no obvious damaged components inside..

    Any suggestions on what to do? Is there an easy way to test my PSU?

    Cheers :thumb:
     
  2. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    Check fuse first.

    Then ideally crosscheck everything else with another computer. Id prob start with the psu if it is lifeless.
     
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  3. Ripitup121

    Ripitup121 MMMMMMm watercooling....

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    Yep plug fuse and check switch on the fuseboard in your house did'nt trip first then you can check your PSU by hotwiring green to black on the main 24pin atx with a paperclip or a bit of wire (dont worry you wont shock yourself) and see if there is any life in it.
     
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  4. ninjaplease

    ninjaplease I don't know what I'm doing

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    Mmkay so I shorted the green to black and the fan started spinning, does that mean something more expensive has broken then?
     
  5. zulu9812

    zulu9812 New Member

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    Would a CMOS battery reset help here?
     
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  6. ninjaplease

    ninjaplease I don't know what I'm doing

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    Tried it, nothing happened. Guess it's time for a new board, shame this one only lasted about 3 months.
     
  7. Speed

    Speed I'm all you need!

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    Disconnect everything that isn't required to boot, optical drives, hard drives, graphics card (assuming this is the system in the sig, connect the monitor to the motherboards I/O and pull the graphics card), also go to a single stick of ram and see if it posts.
     
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  8. ninjaplease

    ninjaplease I don't know what I'm doing

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    Will do. I'm so cursed with computer problems, I've never gone more than 6 months without some catastrophe, is this normal? It's not like I'm not buying legit components.
     
  9. Somer_Himpson

    Somer_Himpson New Member

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    Warranty?
     
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  10. law99

    law99 Custom User Title

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    WARRANTY

    EDIT: Seriously. Check all components in another pc that you can to try find the warranty issue, if it is one.
     
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  11. ninjaplease

    ninjaplease I don't know what I'm doing

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    Just thought I'd let y'all know it was the GPU that was toast, thanks for all the helps. Reps all round.
     
  12. Chicken76

    Chicken76 Active Member

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    What PSU do you have? I might be faulty and damaging components in time.
     
  13. ninjaplease

    ninjaplease I don't know what I'm doing

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    After much confusion and rage, it turns out having my speakers plugged in was the issue... All components are fine, just something must be shorted out in my amplifier.
     
  14. zulu9812

    zulu9812 New Member

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    Interesting - the amplifier is an external unit? I wouldn't have thought that that would affect the boot sequence.
     
  15. lp rob1

    lp rob1 Well-Known Member

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    Ah, the old amplifier feedback problem. Had a case like this at school. Big meaty amplifier shorted back up the line, completely frying the motherboard.
     
  16. Somer_Himpson

    Somer_Himpson New Member

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    Troubleshooting everything is a given.
    If the board is borked and only 3 months old then it should be under warranty was my point.
    No need for the attitude!
     
  17. ninjaplease

    ninjaplease I don't know what I'm doing

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    This seems to be the case. I tried plugging the jack into my monitor and using an hdmi cable to send the audio through, but after a couple of hours it died again and what I did to fix it last time no longer works. Any idea what I can do about it? This is beyond frustrating :/
     
  18. law99

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    I remember installing windows on one pc. Once all was finished it wouldn't boot. I couldn't for the life of me figure why because I "knew" the cd-rom drive worked because I just finished installing windows with it.

    Long story short: Turns out, it was the cd-rom drive.
     

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