PC Power supply problem

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julesian
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- Oct 25, 2011 at 04:09 AM
julesian
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- Nov 7, 2011 at 01:30 AM
Hello,

I'm new to this site, and I signed up because I think the community in this site can help me. I'm experiencing a problem probably about the power supply of my PC. When I start the PC, it does not boot up, power led indicator does not flash, hard drive is silent, and the only thing that I can notice is the processor fan. My video card fan will start if I initially spin the fan.


I saw many possible answers in this site and tried the following :

1) Holding the power switch by 30 seconds (All components unplugged including power cable)
2) Cleaning fan dust.
3) Removing ram cards and video cards.
4) Power up without processor fan running
5) Plugging power cable to different outlet ( same voltage of course)
6) Trying different power cables
7) Leaving PC for 24-48 hours to drain power from capacitors of power supply then trying after waiting.

Unfortunately none of these worked for me. Are there any solution to this before I buy another power supply?

I am borrowing a PSU (Same wattage and specifications) from my friend and I am going to check if the PSU is really the problem.

Additional info :
My Power Supply has no switch by itself, it can be switched on only through the PC power switch

Thanks in advance and specially those who are willing to help.
Jules Ian


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xpcman
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Oct 27, 2011 at 03:44 PM
this does sound like a power supply problem. Borrowing another PS is a good idea.

Good Luck
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julesian
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Nov 7, 2011 at 12:59 AM
Hello once again,

I borrowed a 600w atx power supply from my friend but the connectors for the hard drives are not compatible for SATA. I tried to put the 20 pin connector to my 24 pin on my motherboard. At least it seemed to work, but the hard drive has no power supply. I found a device that makes a SATA drive portable (USB + Power brick), I plugged the power supply part of the device and use it for a while.

After setting it up I can hear the SATA drive running but the monitor wont show anything.

Is my setup fine or can break the SATA drive? and how can I fix this problem?

Thanks!
Jules Ian.
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Nov 7, 2011 at 01:30 AM
i reseated the ram card and fixed the problem.

It seemed that my old 600w power supply has worn out, The new power supply worked fine.
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