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Dell Inspiron 620 - PSU Blew - Installed New Corsair PSU - System no longer works!

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July 7, 2013 8:28:00 AM

Hi toms hardware - I'm having major problems with a friends Dell Inspiron 620. It had a 250W PSU, I installed a 7750 & new wireless card but the PSU started smoking when it was on... I then ditched the power supply, went to curry's and bought a Corsair CX430W. The power supply works fine - but now the PC fans start to run for about 5 seconds then turn off again. The PC then keeps on turning on and off every couple of seconds. I'm worried that I may have fried all his components when the 250W started smoking, odviously this would be very bad. The i3 is what I'm concerned about - the other components are pretty worthless.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

Now - I just got back to my house - tested the 7750 and it appears to be working, this has led me to believe that the components aren't fried, as the graphics card was powered, and the fan was spinning when the old 250W PSU began to smoke.

Other Specs:
i3-2120
Generic Dell Motherboard (May be root of the problem?)
Seagate Barracuda 500gb

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July 7, 2013 8:43:25 AM

can be MOBO

or just minor ram issue, maybe you want to play around with ram stick positions.
read here http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-ste...
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July 7, 2013 8:57:44 AM

AMD Radeon said:
can be MOBO

or just minor ram issue, maybe you want to play around with ram stick positions.
read here http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-ste...


I am thinking the motherboard could have short circuited, is it normal for them to make the CPU blow as well? Or did this only happen in older PC's

Looks like he'll have to get a new motherboard, and probably case at that. (Does anyone know whether Inspiron 620 cases fit mATX motherboards? Thanks
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July 7, 2013 10:11:18 AM

Probably its not motherboard problem. Fans working for 5 secs and then stop looks like a short circuit. Some component is probably touching the case, take everything off and test outside the case to be sure
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July 8, 2013 11:09:37 AM

Nuno Silva said:
Probably its not motherboard problem. Fans working for 5 secs and then stop looks like a short circuit. Some component is probably touching the case, take everything off and test outside the case to be sure


I second this. Pull all parts out, inspect motherboard capacitors, are they appears to be normal in size and shape, and start putting parts back, make sure that you plug all power connectors well including 4 pin to motherboard.
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