Pc will not start

July 29, 2009 at 14:25:35
Specs: Xp, Don't know / 1g
My pc has a new power suppy but my pc will not start.
It will come on then turn back off in less then a
seacont. What can it be?

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#1
July 29, 2009 at 14:31:38
No system specs, no power supply specs, no explanation of WHY you got a new power supply...how do you expect anyone to help you if you don't provide any useful information?

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#2
July 29, 2009 at 14:53:24
I got a new power supply I thout that will fix it. I don't know the
specs that you will like. My pc is in the shop

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#3
July 29, 2009 at 16:14:37
The power supply (aka PSU) is arguably THE most important piece of hardware in a PC. You can have the greatest board ever made, fastest CPU, kickazz video card, etc, but it's all useless if the PSU isn't up to snuff. And you should NEVER buy a PSU based on wattage alone. For instance, going from a 300W PSU to a 500W PSU isn't necessarily an upgrade. There are plenty of 500W el-cheapo units out there that could barely power up an old Pentium 1 system. The PSU needs to be a quality brand name unit plus it needs to have the proper amperage specs. Decent quality 500W PSUs start at about $50 & go up from there.

But if the PC's in the shop for repair, why are you posting?


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#4
July 29, 2009 at 17:54:16
Most motherboards have an overheat safety to prevent damage. If your Heat sink on the CPU is not seated right then you will see symptoms exactly as you have described. Remember it only takes about 1 second for a CPU to overheat without its heat sink and fan.

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#5
July 29, 2009 at 22:37:35
the shop is saying i have to pay $75 for them to look at it

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