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    • divinemadness's system
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    PC is dead! Help?

    Came home from Uni for three weeks.

    Swapped my new PC that i'd brought home round with the one was here (needed to do some work on it etc.)

    I swapped the RAM (both PCs using GeIL PC3200 2x512MB) between the two PCs because I had suspicions that the stuff in mine was not quite right.

    Anyway, swapped RAM back after it made no difference.

    Went to swap the Computers back around and the old is dead. Not a sausage.

    ???????????

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    Fuse? Mains cable n ot plugged in fully, dislodged connector on the motherboard? Surprise lightning strike, flood, random failure of a major component, pestlence, plague, nuclear strike?? Any one of these and more would cause the symptons you describe. Start ruling out the obvious with a bit of detective work... (I suggest the first three - the last few would have other indications...)
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    • divinemadness's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte EP45-UD3L
      • CPU:
      • Q9550 @3.4GHz
      • Memory:
      • 4GB Corsair DDR2 PC2-6400
      • Storage:
      • 640GB WD Caviar Blue
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 896MB XFX GTX260 55nm
      • PSU:
      • Corsair TX650
      • Case:
      • CoolerMaster CM690
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung 2032mw
      • Internet:
      • O2 8Mb
    Everything as far as I can see is the right place, switched on at the wall and on the back of the PSU, the power lead itself is fine, although I tried another one aswell (the one for the PC im on now which as you've guessed is working)


    I'm just about to try another PSU that I know works to see if thats the problem.

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    • divinemadness's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte EP45-UD3L
      • CPU:
      • Q9550 @3.4GHz
      • Memory:
      • 4GB Corsair DDR2 PC2-6400
      • Storage:
      • 640GB WD Caviar Blue
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 896MB XFX GTX260 55nm
      • PSU:
      • Corsair TX650
      • Case:
      • CoolerMaster CM690
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung 2032mw
      • Internet:
      • O2 8Mb
    I've put the PSU from the not working PC in one that is working (as in i just this minute tested it) and now it doesn't work.

    So I think the PSU has died

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    Quick tip: If you're testing like that (and not with a multimeter (buy one, they're cheap)) I suggest putting the known working PSU in the broken machine rather than the other way round. It's conceivable (but admittedly unlikely) that inserting a half broken PSU into your working comp could blow that too. A new PSU is usually cheaper than a new computer.

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    Hell, even a PSU tester - a quick look on ebay finds many in the £15 region...

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