Is my Power supply fried?

March 24, 2009 at 13:20:32
Specs: Windows do
Aright, here is the story in breif I order all my parts online and got them in the mail and I installed everything to my knowledge correctly... however, since this was my first build I didn't know I had to ground myself and stuff but, since the weather is dry I should be fine anyways I got all my stuff hooked up and this was before I bought my CPU and Hard Drive so I hit the power button and the fans and led lights lit up just fine and shut off due to now CPU... Well after buying my CPU and Hard Drive I forget to switch off my Power Supply and while I was grounded to the computer I started messing with wires and stuff and then when I had everything hooked up I turned on the computer and it didn't turn on at all but some lights on the motherboard were lite up still. As the night went on I tried it again this time the lights on the motherboard were very dim.

What advice can anyone give me?

I know that wasn't quite a breif story lol

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March 24, 2009 at 14:01:43
You're not supposed to install everything in the case, THEN add the CPU. You should have assembled everything outside the case, then benchtested it to confirm everything works, THEN install it in the case.

Tell us about your power supply...make/model/wattage & amperage specs. I suspect you bought a cheapie. List the rest of your specs as well.

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March 24, 2009 at 15:44:08
Although you may have had the computer turned off, while there is still power going to the power supply there is still a small amount of power going to to the motherboard. Installing CPU and hard disk under these conditions is courting disaster. Grounding yourself wont make any difference.


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