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Computer doesn't start, poosibly the PSU has died.


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After reorganizing the cables in my case and moving the hard drives I can not get my computer to start up again, it worked flawlessly until a couple of hours ago. I have checked that all cables are where they should be and have tried starting with or without different components such as memory modules and graphics card etc, without success.


When I try push the ON-button I see the LED power indicator flashing for about half a second and I also hear a kind of clicking/twitching sound, some kind of electrical surge as if the PSU tries to power up but can't. This sound keeps on sounding perhaps every five seconds or so until I either reset CMOS or power off the PSU.

The POST LED screen on my mother board shows "8.2.", which according to the manufacturers manual means "Enable ATX Power Supply".


I have also tried doing the paper clip PSU test, and I have gotten the fan to start when shorting one of the black wired pins, although there is an unpleasant clicking sound (not to different from the one described above) repeating itself while the fan spins - coming from the PSU. After a few seconds I noticed that something smelled like it was burnt, so I stopped the test.


My conclusion is that the PSU perhaps might be working to some extent, but not enough to power my system - which it should be able to and has for a year now.


Thank you in advance!







EDIT: Spelling error in post title, mods please fix :)

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If possible, I would try testing the unit in a different system to be sure, but it sounds like we will want to replace the unit for you. Please use the On Line RMA Request Form and we will be happy to replace it. Be sure to check the box that says “I've already spoken to Technical Support and/or RAM Guy.”
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I already sent an RMA request, but now that you mention it I forgot to check the box that says “I've already spoken to Technical Support and/or RAM Guy.” Although I did include the post ID# for this thread.


It's kind of hard for me to test on an another system but I will see what I can do.



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