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April 27, 2013 6:43:06 PM

So about 3 months ago I built a Gaming PC. It was in my fathers office because I didn't have a wifi card, but 2 days ago I got one. So I moved the computer up to my room, where there is carpet. It wasn't close to the wall, so airflow was fine I think. Last night I turned my computer off, and it had to to an update, and I assumed it would fully turn off when it finished, so I went to bed. At around 6 PM today I wanted to get on the computer, so I went to turn it off, but I noticed that the power light was flashing (meaning it was asleep, so it ended up not turning off all the way) I turned the computer off and when I went to turn it back on it wouldn't do anything. I tried a different power cord and nothing. I don't think it's my power supply (ATX ILG-600R2 600W) because the guy at the store (MicroIcenter) said it was pretty good. And my computer has run well ever since I bought the computer, so I think it has something to do with the carpet situation. Please help, I can't afford another computer :/ 

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April 27, 2013 6:48:51 PM

Have you been in the case with your hand? It could be possible you've fried a component with static electricity from the carpet.
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April 27, 2013 6:51:37 PM

Alain123 said:
Have you been in the case with your hand? It could be possible you've fried a component with static electricity from the carpet.

Nope

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April 27, 2013 7:02:15 PM

You're using a no name dirt cheap PSU...that could very well be the issue. Are your case fans/cpu fan/gpu fans turning on? Hard drive spooling up?
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April 27, 2013 7:05:50 PM

alexdh01 said:
You're using a no name dirt cheap PSU...that could very well be the issue. Are your case fans/cpu fan/gpu fans turning on? Hard drive spooling up?


Nope, nothing is turning on. I can go to the store and pick up a better PSU tomorrow and try it out, but I don't know if it's the PSU. I don't know a whole lot about computers but I want to make sure it wasn't because of the carpet and being on for too long.
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April 27, 2013 7:09:53 PM

If absolutely nothing is working then it's probably a power supply issue. Make sure all of your connections inside your case are secure and the switch on the PSU is turned on.

//Yes Corsair PSU's are generally solid.
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April 27, 2013 7:11:39 PM

alexdh01 said:
If absolutely nothing is working then it's probably a power supply issue. Make sure all of your connections inside your case are secure and the switch on the PSU is turned on.

//Yes Corsair PSU's are generally solid.


I already did that, I put it on some wood so it isn't touching the carpet, and I stood on the carpet and "drained" all the static out of my body and then made sure everything was plugged in.

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April 27, 2013 7:14:31 PM

What are the systems specs? I suspect the power supply, of coarse they(salesman) told it was good, it seems to be a microcenter exclusive brand(they probably buy a generic pos and slap their label on it.). The $20 price tag should have been the first clue that something was wrong, the 36a 12v rail on a "600w" psu would have been the 2nd. When you buy a replacement use this guide in the link below to get a good one. I recommend Seasonic, Corsair and XFX.
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
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April 27, 2013 7:17:04 PM

The case being on the carpet is not an issue my htpc/storage server has sat on the carpet for over a year in my den.
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April 27, 2013 7:18:58 PM

Static problems are a very rare occurrence and it sounds like you've got it grounded and discharged anyway. Too bad you don't have another PSU to test out. Best bet would be to pick up a quality one and see what happens.
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April 27, 2013 7:20:52 PM

bignastyid said:
What are the systems specs? I suspect the power supply, of coarse they(salesman) told it was good, it seems to be a microcenter exclusive brand(they probably buy a generic pos and slap their label on it.). The $20 price tag should have been the first clue that something was wrong, the 36a 12v rail on a "600w" psu would have been the 2nd. When you buy a replacement use this guide in the link below to get a good one. I recommend Seasonic, Corsair and XFX.
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx


I have a GTX 660 ti (MSI) and some motherboard (it's not an extremely good one, but it's not too bad) that I can't recall the name of, I had a list of the parts on my gaming pc... too bad it's not working... I'll be picking up a new PSU tomorrow if I can, so hopefully that will fix it.
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April 27, 2013 7:23:03 PM

alexdh01 said:
Static problems are a very rare occurrence and it sounds like you've got it grounded and discharged anyway. Too bad you don't have another PSU to test out. Best bet would be to pick up a quality one and see what happens.


Okay, thanks for all your help, tomorrow I'll get a new PSU and try it out. Again, thanks! :D 

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