Is the computer PSU dead?

September 12, 2011 at 12:23:49
Specs: Windows 7, Intel core 2 duo 1.8Ghz/ 2Gb
So this morning I wake up and turn the power on my computer and I suddenly hear this dying noise and it seems as though my powersupply died, the two lights on the on button are working and so is the motherboard light. I'm not quite sure where the problem is but if it is indeed the powersupply,would anyone please recommend a replacement. The one I currently have is a 450w one with +5v 30a, +3.3v 32a, +12v1 15a, +12v2 17a, -12v 0.3a, +5vsb 2.0a.

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September 12, 2011 at 13:55:55
Before you change out the PSU answer some questions.

When you attempt to start the computer are you seeing anything on the screen at any time?

Describe the "dying noise".

Post the brand and model number of your current PSU.

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September 12, 2011 at 14:09:19
There is nothing on the screen at all, the computer doesn't start at all. And the dying noise sounded like sparks/something getting fried and my LED lights slowly dimmed and went off.
The current PSU is an Antec 450W smart power, not sure of model number though.

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September 12, 2011 at 17:22:56
In that case there is a good chance other components were damaged. The next item in line is the motherboard.

Sounds like you have a custom built older system. Post the rest of your system specs including MBoard model, processor and type and amount of RAM.

How old is the PSU?

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September 12, 2011 at 19:30:53
Hey thanks for the help but I got a friend to help me with the issue, thread can be closed.

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