computer just quit working one day

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  1. ignition

    ignition Active Member

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    computer out of the blue just doesnt start up one day. :madfawk: anyone have any ideas on what could have gone wrong? i think it might have been the psu taking a crap. comp specs:

    3200+ 64
    1gig ddr400
    480w antec psu
    250g hd
    6800gt

    keyboard lights up when i flip the power switch on but when i go to turn the comptuer on the fans start turning for a split second then stop. then nothing.
     
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    TigreTek omega member OT Supporter

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    i'm still struggling with the same issue on a new build. :dunno:

    go to compusa and pick up a power supply tester (about $12). try that. :hs:
     
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    might be a power short somewhere in the computer. With this kind of problem, you basically have to start off with POST, then add stuff back in.

    Remove everything except power supply, monitor, and video card. Boot it up. If you see something, add in CPU, memory, HD, etc. etc.

    if you don't see anything, replace the motherboard or get a new setup
     
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    ignition Active Member

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    thats what i was afraid of.. :wtc: i dont want to go back and test everything :o
     
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    I think the cpu went bad.
     
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    Sounds like a problem with the CPU. I think some mainboards shut off if the cpu overheats or if the cpu fan wire is not plugged in. Check to see if the cpu fan starts spinning when it turns on for that one moment.
     
  7. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I told ya to get the Antec case w/psu.

    :squint:
     
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    ignition Active Member

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    all the fans start spinning for a split second.. like not even 1/4 of a turn and then they stop when i press the power button on the computer. im guessing its either the psu or the cpu. would the keyboard still light up if the psu wasnt providing power?
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    why? so he could spend more money and still get a shitty case/psu.
     
  10. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Well the Cooler Master case with Fortron psu that you like so much
    doesn't seem to be working right now.

    :mamoru:
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    according to the OP it's an antec 480psu

    I hate that psu and have NEVER recommended it...... you on the other hand.........................
     
  12. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Yeah. The psu supplies several "lines" of voltage that could each fail on their own.
     

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