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Power turns on and off

I have recently changed the power supply as the previous one was shot. So it ran for about a day fine and then afterwards if I turn on the power, power supply fan turns on and colling fan on top of the processor for a brief second and then turns off automatically. What you think problem could be?

Your help in this reagrds will be greatly appreciated ...


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  • purechgo Dec 20, 2008

    All the capacitor have flat and clear tops. One thing I should have mention is before replacing the power supply the previous power supply toasted. It smell really bad. So that's the reason I had to replace with the new one.

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    first thing to try is to unplug the power and feel the tops of all the capacitors.... any have rounded tops ... second... smell inside the case.... any burnt smell ?


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Sounds like a thermal issue. New power supply might be overheating the cpu causing the thermal sensor in the cpu to automatically shut down so the cpu doesn't fry. You could try adding a case fan or two plus upgrading the spu heatsink/fan. Hope this helps.

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