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Bluescreen -> safe rebooth -> dead computer mid rebooth. I need help to determin what hardware is faulty

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October 10, 2013 7:10:53 AM

EDIT: Solved. The PSU was indeed the problem. Thanks alot for the feedback.

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I have been reading back and forth here, I have found things that came close, but did not specifically do what I needed.

My computer happened to blue screen yesterday evening, I unfortunately did not catch the error code. However I decided to try to reboot it in safe mode. This however resulted in that my PC mid-booth, just sort of like died. Like if you have a power outage. I did not observe, smell or any other form of diagnosis a smoke/burned smell/sight. I checked the PSU because my initial thourght was that my PSU had died/shorted. However when I only have my CPU, CPUfan, Mobo, PSU and HDD plugged in the only light that is on is the SB_PWR. I should say that my motherboard is a Asus M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 (http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M4A88TDV_EVOUSB3/)
And that my CPU is a AMD Phenom Black II (http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/processors/pheno...)
My PSU is an Corsiar CX600 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
This is an indicator, as far as I can understand, that my Mobo is receiving power from the PSU, meaning the PSU is not the problem here, however I do not have one of those sound things for testing if the motherboard is giving any bip signals. So My question here is, what the hell is wrong with my computer? Is it the Mobo, the PSU, the CPU, RAM What ever you name it! What could possible be the problem here? And how do I solve it?

Thank you very much.

TLDR; bluescreened PC, safe rebooth, "poweroutage" -like shutdown, not restarting.

PS. when ever I try to push the power botten the PSU fan and the CPU fan spins one(1) to three(3) times before shutting down, shutdown after about .5 sec.

Specs (again (for plugged in hardware))
CPU: AMD Phenom Black II
Motherboard: Asus M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3
PSU: Corsair CX600


And yes, I did use the checklist: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/261145-31-perform-s...

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October 10, 2013 7:15:54 AM

First, that standby light on the MOBO isn't much of an indicator of anything. It doesn't take much for that to be lit and doesn't rule out the PSU. Having said that, the Corsair CX series is not one of their best efforts and are subject to fail. The first thing to do is to try another PSU.
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October 10, 2013 7:24:44 AM

coastie65 said:
First, that standby light on the MOBO isn't much of an indicator of anything. It doesn't take much for that to be lit and doesn't rule out the PSU. Having said that, the Corsair CX series is not one of their best efforts and are subject to fail. The first thing to do is to try another PSU.


I'll try that, might take a few days before I get a new one though. Unless I can find an old one in the office. I will return to clarify if it worked or not.
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October 10, 2013 7:37:26 AM

Rasmus Goese said:
coastie65 said:
First, that standby light on the MOBO isn't much of an indicator of anything. It doesn't take much for that to be lit and doesn't rule out the PSU. Having said that, the Corsair CX series is not one of their best efforts and are subject to fail. The first thing to do is to try another PSU.


I'll try that, might take a few days before I get a new one though. Unless I can find an old one in the office. I will return to clarify if it worked or not.


Okay. I am not someone who swaps out stuff til they find something that fixes it. That not only is time consuming, but can be expensive. In this case. from your description, the place to start is the PSU. As for Corsair, the GS, TX, HX, & AX are all good.
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October 10, 2013 7:38:30 AM

Rasmus Goese said:
coastie65 said:
First, that standby light on the MOBO isn't much of an indicator of anything. It doesn't take much for that to be lit and doesn't rule out the PSU. Having said that, the Corsair CX series is not one of their best efforts and are subject to fail. The first thing to do is to try another PSU.


I'll try that, might take a few days before I get a new one though. Unless I can find an old one in the office. I will return to clarify if it worked or not.


I agree sounds like the psu, my other seasonic died on me and the power light would stay on the mobo and the fans would spin for a split second and then nothing.

Replaced it and my system has been fine
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