Is the PSU in my computer dead?

August 22, 2010 at 12:22:49
Specs: Windows XP
Howdy folks I have a prob with my PC I shut it down and before it completely shut down restarted it. I heard a click the computer died and I smelt a strange smell from my PSU. I took all but the motherboard connector off and reset my CMOS pulled one stick of RAM out when I turn the power on the PSU I see a green light from my MOBO then when I turn it on I get nothing, not a BIOS beep no lights no fan on PSU Notta? Any help would be appreciated. I think its a fried PSU and hopfully thats all?


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#1
August 22, 2010 at 12:25:24
sounds like the power supply to me try a new one and dont buy a cheapo unit

Davidw


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#2
August 22, 2010 at 12:51:09
there's no need to reset cmos. When psu die it can take several components (board, ram, v-card etc.)
If the new psu fail to start the system then test other components in another compatible system.
U didn't bother to list system specs.

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#3
August 23, 2010 at 08:37:02
Sorry sys specs:
3.15 gig INTEL Core 2 Duo/ Asus P5KPL-CM, MoBo/ 4Gig Corsair DDR-RAM/ ATI Radeon 4750/ Creative Sound, Audigy. The PSU was a CaseGears 650W

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#4
August 23, 2010 at 09:04:26
sounds like a psu issue test ur system components as mentioned above on another system if they work then replace ur fried psu with a good one we can help u choose the psu

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#5
August 23, 2010 at 09:27:53
Should I have Geek Squad take a look at the PSU? Im not sure how to test the MOBO without buying a new PSU which I would like to confirm dead before laying out the money?

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#6
August 23, 2010 at 10:16:19
I think that you're better off spending the money on a new PSU than on the Geek Squad.

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