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Computer will not power up. The psu fan kicks on for split second and then nothing.

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Unplug everything from the motherboard, including the hdd, ram, and any PCI cards. Connect only the main power for the board and power up the system.
More than likely it will boot 'naked'
now begin the tedious process of troubleshooting by turning off the system, replacing a SINGLE component (if more than 1 stick of ram you may insert them together, but may need to remove one to isolate the culprit if they are the reason for the short)
once the system fails to boot you can replace everything except that component and you can go about your marry way of purchasing a replacement.
If the system failed to boot 'naked' then respond with your computer model, and any model numbers on the motherboard, including any product stamps

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Power for a split second

dear migregorio

I think that your problem is either to do with the power supply, not putting out the same amount of power as your previous PSU, so therefore i reckon to start checking your power supply ratings and usage ratings on both PSUs and then evaluate whether the new one is the right one for your machine, it could be beneficial to try using your previous power supply in the case that you have transferred the components into. If this still has the same effect as what you are getting then i would guess that you have either a short circuit from the motherboard to the chassis, or your PSU is not grounded, and therefore an open or incomplete circuit is formed. This will explain why you only receive power for a split second.

I hope that this information helps you for now, and if not, please mail me back here and i will endeavour to respond to you ASAP.

Im normally on here 24hrs a day 7/365 days a year in order to answer various questions and comments, so if you do require further assistance on this or any other matter please feel free to contact me.

Once again, I hope this article proves to benefical and look forward to hearing from you soon

yours sincerely


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