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Yet another startup issue

By hppa
Jun 10, 2010
  1. Hey, all.

    First time I'm making a topic here, so be nice! The problem I'm having is starting the machine. It's a pretty stable computer and was running just fine till yesterday when it stopped responding to the power-on button. I opened it up to check for loose cords but found none. Next I figured there might be a problem with the power-on button itself - so I tried starting it up via the motherboard (connecting the pins manually), but nothing happened.

    So I'm wondering, is the problem in the PSU? Every time I eighter press the startup button alternatively connect the motherboard startup pins, the processor fan spins for about half a second the stops. Somewhat leads me to believe the PSU is letting through some power to make the fan spin, which would indicate there's a problem with something else, but I don't know.

    Would appriciate any help, feel free to ask if I've forgotten to include something.

    ~hppa
     
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    Best to try a different PSU or try this PSU in another machine to see if it's working.
     
  3. hppa

    hppa TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks, Ritwik, I'll try that. :)
     
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