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I have A desk top computer the Case is a tsunami Dream with a 430W power suppy the Motherboard is A ASUS P5B-E an intel CPU I recently was away from Home for 9 days when I left the computer was working Normally When I returned it Would Not Power on at allthe power supply apears dead no sound or led activity with the Mobo nothing

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

A couple of things that you could try:

  • verify that the power source is active. check the breakers, try another electrical device on the outlet, try the computer using another outlet/power source;
  • some power supply have a master on/off at the rear, pls check;
  • with a voltmeter (DVM/VOM), check for the absence or presence of voltages from the power supply;
  • alternately, remove the big connector from the power supply to the mother board, jump the green wire to any of the black wires. The fan of the PSU should turn. If not, it is a defective power supply; if yes, then it would be a motherboard /devices problem. try unplugging everything except the motherboard and try again.
Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

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First thing I'd try is check and see if the power supply has a reset switch (Some have circuit breakers) and see if it powers on. (Some reset just by removing the power plug, then press and hold the power button for 10 seconds, then wait 3 minutes of the reset, then plug in power. If still no power try an different power supply.

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You have a dead power supply. One big test you can do to test for sure is take out the cable big cable that runs to the motherboard. Take a paperclip and make a U shape. Stick one end in the Green wire and the other in the red. If the fan turns on then the problem is not the power supply. If it does not turn on then the power supply needs to be replaced.

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