It Just Died

  buzz_ig 22:21 26 Apr 2006
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My desktop computer was working fine, I had just finished some work and set it to run a Windows Defender scan. I returned an hour later to find it had just died. The fans were still running, but the monitor was complaining of no input and the hard drive was silent. The reset button on the front did nothing, nor did the power switch.

Removing the power cable turned everything off, but replacing it and it returns to the same state. Fans on, DVD tray will open, close and spin, but nothing happens. No monitor signal, no hard drive spinning.

Does anyone have any ideas what may have happened?

  woodchip 22:22 26 Apr 2006

PSU as packed in. it needs more power to get it to run

  woodchip 22:32 26 Apr 2006

PS it happend to me just like that

  buzz_ig 22:35 26 Apr 2006

Really? The fans work and the power cables to the hard drives & DVD have power. It is 3.5 years old if that means anything.

Next question, where is the best place to get computer bits like a PSU these days?

Thanks.

  woodchip 22:40 26 Apr 2006

I got my last one at a Computer fair but you buy on line, or PCworld Maplin a Antec should be OK etc. If you can, try to get the PSU in your hand to see how heavy it is. As the heavier the better. get at least a 350 watt more if you use power components or have several drives

  Strawballs 00:13 27 Apr 2006
  vinnyT 11:33 27 Apr 2006

Go to the bottom of this page, it's scans today only page, at the bottom is 'All PSUs - All Week!'. Tagen, Seatonic, etc.

Hope this helps.

  vinnyT 11:34 27 Apr 2006

Sorry, here's the link click here

  buzz_ig 13:51 27 Apr 2006

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. Unfortunately, living in Northern Ireland it looks like it's going to cost me more in shipping than the cost of the PSU. Oh well...

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