Old 500 mhz went ZAP, wont turn on, power supply?

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  1. boxster02

    boxster02 New Member

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    :noes: The old beast was doing fine (not main computer), when I hear ZAP (sorta how old crt monitors sounded when being turned off) and now the computer wont turn on. Im using this computer for a little stereo project, but I wont want to spend money on it if the problem is something expensive.

    Does this sound like a power supply problem?:x:

    If so, I probably can pick a cheap one up on ebay.

    THANKS!
     
  2. mastershake

    mastershake so then i punched her in the mouth

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    Did you see smoke? Smoke usually indicates PSU in instances like this. If you have a motherboard with an indicator light open up the case and see if its on or not. Then check the PSU by connecting a load(HDD works) and then shorting pins 14 and 15 if it's an ATX mobo connector. If the PSU and HDD power then it's the mobo. I JUST had a motherboard go out on my P3 450 and I'm having trouble finding a replacement. It's not that powerful but it's for my sister to type HW and use AIM and myspace.
     

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