computer shut itself down and won't start back up

By hazeleye
May 26, 2005
  1. [COLOR=DarkRed]i was burning a dvd and when i came in to check on it ,the computer had shut down. when i hit the power button nothing happens. I see a green light on the motherboard where the intenet cable is plugged in but thats it . when i hit the reset button on the computer after unplugging and plugging in the psu, the heat sink fan jerks once, then nothing. please help!![/COLOR]
    wintergreen systems computer
    pm800 m-2 mobo
    p-4 3.0ghz processor
    western digital 250gb hard drive
    western digital 40gb hard drive
    ati tv wonder pro
    emuzed mauii III
    nvidia geforce fx 256mb video card
    512mb ram
    256mb ram
    450watt psu
    :mad: :mad:
  2. maXimus4444

    maXimus4444 TS Rookie Posts: 86

    Sounds like a bad psu. A new investment, I suggest.
  3. black9

    black9 TS Rookie Posts: 16

    i agree with maximus
  4. hazeleye

    hazeleye TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Re; Computer Shut Down And Wont Start

    yes it was the psu. i had bought a new psu and that one was dead too so
    i took out the psu from my working computer and tested it on the dead one
    sure enough it fired right up. so i took it back and bought an antec cool blue fan 480 watts and installed it and now every thing is working again!!
    i do have one more question. after about 10 min of computer operation
    the fan speed is already at 4500rpm. is this normal? i do have alot of crap
    in the pc.
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