Is this my PSU or is my mobo fried!?

By Acidwinter
Mar 13, 2006
  1. My IDE cable was loose (when I move my PC sometimes the IDE cable comes out just a little so it wont detect hardrives) and when I opened it up, I leaned the door against the wall (because the door fan power plug was still attached and I just needed to get in there and out) and the door fell, it was still attached to the power supply. I tried starting it up and the lights flash real quick but then it turns off, and it wont do the light flash thing again until I leave the computer totally off for about 20 seconds. Now im using a PSU that came with a case, so it is a stock PSU which I heard really suck. Is my PSU to blame or does anyone thing I fried my mobo.

    If it is my PSU ill just hit up Newegg or Tigerdirect and get a new one.

  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    You can power up the psu without it being connected to the mobo by shorting the green wire to any of the black ones. If it seems to run ok then you will need to check the voltages with a meter. If you need any more help, let me know, i have diagnosed and/or repaired many psu's in my time.

    Hope that helps, Rik.
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