Computer doesn't turn on anymore?? pls help!!

August 23, 2010 at 14:38:00
Specs: Windows XP
Hi everybody,

Today my computer got broken. When I push the on/off button it doesn't turn on anymore. the light flashes for a second but turns off quicky.
My brother says it's the power supply but i'm not sure. I guess i could buy a new PSU but i'm afraid it will happen again because it's not the first time I replaced the PSU.
I gotta say that I live in an old house (electricity system kinda old) and the power often turns off when my mom puts the cooker. May that messed overloaded the Psu. another factor is that I sometimes leave my pc on the whole night(like last night) but in the past i never experienced problems doing or maybe it could be the high temperature the last days... I really don't know guys

So anybody knows whats going on and what actions I could take???


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August 23, 2010 at 15:08:34
Your brother is probably right. The psu is cooked. The next one you buy should have a single 12 volt rail, like the corsair line of psu's. Don't go by wattage, look to see how the amps are distributed. A new psu should cost you around $50.00

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August 24, 2010 at 00:54:58
Umm could it maybe be th motherboard that's broken and not the psu?

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