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    My PC Just died!

    I built a new rig on thursday and now its not turning on. Last night i installed windows, installed few games and few softwares, put a setting in power settings to go to standby in 5 hours. I then in the morning got it off standby and used it for a few minutes, turned it off and left it for about 10-12 hours. Tried to turn it on now but doesnt turn on.

    The spec...

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    corsair 520 psu
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    I have....

    -Reset the bios
    -Disconnected everything (HDD, case fans) except CPU, 1 Ram stick and Gfx card.
    -left the psu off for a while

    Since ive done everything ive been told i would have to RMA the parts. Except i have no idea which parts are causing the problem. It could be the case's power button or the motherboard or the RAM or cpu, i dont know. RMA'ing everything will give me a nice big shipping bill and if some of them arent faulty then another big return shipping bill.

    What to do?

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    Re: My PC Just died!

    Try each individual thing, if you want to eliminate the switch, what i used to do was just connect the two pins on the board witha screwdriver as it relicates a switch.

    Try moving the ram slots. re seating the ram, checking no plugs have come loose..

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    Re: My PC Just died!

    What exactly happens when you press the on switch? Do you get fans spinning up? Any beeps? Completely dead? Any LEDs on on the P5K?

    Try removing one of the sticks of RAM, and if that doesnt work, put it back, and remove the other and see if that works.
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    Re: My PC Just died!

    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    What exactly happens when you press the on switch? Do you get fans spinning up? Any beeps? Completely dead? Any LEDs on on the P5K?

    Try removing one of the sticks of RAM, and if that doesnt work, put it back, and remove the other and see if that works.
    The motherboard LED comes on. I press the power button and nothing, not a single movement of anything. No beeps (maybe because of the antec 900) Ive tried moving ram into different slots, using only 1 ram etc...

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    Re: My PC Just died!

    I was gonna suggest checking the fuse in the plug but read your reply above that the LEDs flash on briefly, so that rules out the fuse.
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    Re: My PC Just died!

    12v power lead in properly?

    Could be a short, but often, the board will power up a bit and then shut down. To test for shorts, you need to remove the board from the case and set it up on a piece of cardboard. While you have the board out, make sure that all the standoffs in the case are screwed in properly.
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    Re: My PC Just died!

    Yeah a short or possibly a faulty PSU. Seen that happen.

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    Re: My PC Just died!

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson View Post
    Yeah a short or possibly a faulty PSU. Seen that happen.
    Even though LED lights are turning on?

    EDIT: IT works now! Thanks for the help!
    Last edited by masscrazy; 03-09-2007 at 11:42 PM.

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    Re: My PC Just died!

    What was it?

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    What was it?
    Magic.
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    Re: My PC Just died!

    Quote Originally Posted by arbitor View Post
    What was it?
    A Jumper which came out, dont know how. The one next to the battery, that little thing was somewhere in the case, i shock the case to find a screw i lost while take out the motherboard but found a blue jumper, quickly went onto newegg.com to look at the closeups of the mobo, had the first blue jumper in the right place second was out so needed to put back and that was it.

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    Re: My PC Just died!

    Nice

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    Re: My PC Just died!

    Quote Originally Posted by masscrazy View Post
    Even though LED lights are turning on?
    Good that it's working now. But yes, sometimes the PSU has enough to turn the lights on but not power up the PC. Don't ask me what was wrong with it, it was a long time ago and a cheap old PSU - it was easier just to replace!

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