Suicidal at final hurdle, PC like a Dodo.

  Epirb406 18:58 29 Jun 2003

Hi all, have been dealing with a new PC all weekend. Hard work, learned a lot, Fdisk, Partitions, DCC's, sound cards, graphics cards etc etc etc.

PC spec here click here

Finally, this evening, all installed, running lovely and like a rocket ship compared tis tis old machine.

Opened box to install modem (Done many times before) installed moden, tidied up, got cup of tea, pushed on button ......and nothing, no phut, sparks, no boot, no beeps, nothing.

Removed modem, no difference, dead as the proverbial, if the mains is un plugged, then reconnectected, when the power button is pushed the processor fan twitches but then nothing.

Please please please some words of wisdom, if not then sympathy, all my savings are in a lovely brand new case which does nothing and I have lost a whole weekend.

Thanks in advance,

a VERY depressed Epirb.

  woodchip 19:09 29 Jun 2003

I would say PSU as shot it's bolt, after extra load put on it

  Epirb406 19:10 29 Jun 2003

Have checked for any switches I may have inadvertently knocked and can't find any.

PSU has socket for mointor and that still works but, yeah, seems suspicious, but why then??


  woodchip 19:11 29 Jun 2003

PS you could try this it may get to bios, remove power plug's from EIDE drives remove sound and modem card. try to see if any life

  Epirb406 19:25 29 Jun 2003

I took off front if case to check button.

Pulled wires off mother booard to check individually and learned a lot about USB ports, wrong wires!!!! Off to the manual, put them back right.

Took off wires for switch and checked with muti meter for continuity, switch defintly working.

Really think I have been through looking for leads I could have touched, don't think I have.

PSU is 350w, with this spec, would I be over loaing it? And with the PC on the desk in front of me with the sides off would I not have expected to hear something if the PSU has gone splat?

Epirb (Glad people are interested!)

  woodchip 19:28 29 Jun 2003

You may have blown the board with the USB on wrong

  Epirb406 19:37 29 Jun 2003

No, that was afterwards when I was trying to check the switch wires were on correctly when I made that cock up, woodchip!

PSU 350 W Pops, shouldn't that have been enough?


PS looks like a nightmare to change, is it?

  woodchip 19:43 29 Jun 2003

Have you tried what I seai above

  Epirb406 19:54 29 Jun 2003

Not yet, I am a coward at heart and the prospect of pulling the pc about any more is a bit daunting.

Tell me, what will I be able to do if I did this and would it prove the root of the problem?

Not being ungrateful but it seems I caused this problem, don't want to cause any more.

Thanks for your input, gratefully received along with others Epirb.

  woodchip 20:06 29 Jun 2003

All you are doing is removing some of the load it may kick up enough to get to cmose or get something on screen if it does you will know it's a faulty PSU if you do not get anything I would still say it faulty

  woodchip 20:07 29 Jun 2003

PS make shure that the plug is out of the wall before you pull the plugs of the EIDE's etc

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