Comp will not start up, please help

By samjohnson
Jun 20, 2007
  1. I just built a computer for the very first time. I just now got everything put into it and hooked up. The problem is that when I hit the power button it will go on for about 2 or 3 seconds then just quite. If anyone knows what could be the problem please let me now.
  2. samjohnson

    samjohnson TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 238

    Ok well I figured it out by myself. The PSU was dead. Before I knew I decided to switch the PSU from the one I bought to the one that came with the case, and wouldn't you now it the one with the case is the one that works. :p
  3. gavinseabrook

    gavinseabrook TS Rookie Posts: 320

    Not a dead cpu, maybe just not as powerful.
  4. samjohnson

    samjohnson TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 238

    No the power supply is definetly dead. The one that came with the case is only a 450 watt the one I bought was a 500 watt. Thanks anyway.
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    PSUs are the heart of computers. Why people choose to skimp and get el cheapo PSUs really is a wonder. Failing PSUs can cause all sorts of mysterious errors.
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