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Power cutting out

Was using my computer earlier. I moved case to the side to plug in head phones and the whole thing switched off.

Checked cables, turned it on, power supply and fans came on for a few seconds then off again. After a few tried all came on and it started up.

2 minutes later it turned off again.

Opened it, checked all cables, and turned on. Mother board made a low pitch beep (not normal one) the power supply and fans burred away happily, but the computer didn't start up/no signal to monitor.

Then I smelled burning.

Machine is less than a year old.

Power Supply - Antec neopower blue 650w modular
Motherboard - Asus Pn5-E (650i)
Graphics card - Zotac 8800GT 512

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