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Computer shuts off?

By ronobono
Jul 24, 2006
  1. I cant get my computer to turn on? When i turn the switch in the back it turns on for like 1 sec shuts off turns on agian for 1 sec then shuts off for good? If anyone has had this prob or know whats wrong help me plz.
     
  2. Tedster

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

    PSU and/or switch is damaged.
     
  3. ronobono

    ronobono TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    thanx for help but whats psu?
     
  4. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    PSU is an abbreviation for power supply unit (I think).
     
  5. ronobono

    ronobono TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Ok thanx thats what i was thinking it was. So does this mean I will need to buy a new psu? theres a green light that stays on on the motherboard but no light on the power button.
     
  6. ronobono

    ronobono TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Well now I know its not the psu because i just hooked my other 2 it and it does the same thing. Starts up and shuts down.
     
  7. ronobono

    ronobono TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    I was also told to unplug hd dvd drive ect. but still nothing. If anyone knows of anything else i can try plz let me know
     
  8. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    you hooked your other what to what?
     
  9. Tranq

    Tranq TS Rookie Posts: 70

    Make sure the power supply is set to 115v if you're in North America.
     
  10. ronobono

    ronobono TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    still nothin. looks like i gotta take it to the pros
     
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