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Power Supply Failure?

By JesseM
Jan 28, 2009
  1. A couple weeks ago my computer all-of-the-sudden stopped turning on. When I press the power button, the lights turn on and the fans start spinning for less than a second, then everything turns off. If I press the power button again, nothing happens. I can get the computer to turn on for a split second again if I either unplug the computer, wait, and then plug it back in. The first thing that came to mind is that the PSU has died. Does this sound legitimate?

    If the PSU has died, does anybody know of an inexpensive replacement that would work with my mobo and power needs? Thanks!
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Typical of a power supply failure.

    And the HP m7650n does not have enough power in the supply for that GeForce 7600 GT.

    Borrow a power supply to test in yours, or get yourself a power supply tester such as the Apevia Power supply tester for about $10 - $12

    Or just buy a new and quality power supply... locally or on line.

    You have to be very careful to get one of the exact same size dimensions and with the same sockets... If you don't have a source, www.directron.com has a huge number from which to choose.
    Good luck.
     
  3. JesseM

    JesseM TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 219

    Thank you raybay, I'll probably pick one up from newegg today.
     
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