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Hello, so yesterday I built my first build and everything when fine. it worked for about an hour then out of nowhere the computer shuts off and would not turn back on. I tried turning off the PSU and unplugging it for a little while then plugging it back in but that didn't work. when I press the power button nothing happens, no fans try to spin even the PSU one and also I have LED's on the motherboard and graphics card the turn on when they get power and none of them turn on or even flash when I hit the button. I'm thinking it the PSU was a faulty one but I wanted some other opinions. thank you for any help you can provide.
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  1. It's entirely possible you got a bum PSU - it's not all that uncommon. Below is a link for how to check the PSU independent of the motherboard. It's from Corsair, but it will work regardless of your brand.

    What is the make and model of your PSU?

    http://www.corsair.com/en-us/blog/2011/may/testing-your-corsair-power-supply
  2. Eduello said:


    Motherboard- Asus M5A97 r2.0
    CPU- AMD FX 8320
    PSU- EVGA 500w 80+
    Graphics- Asus Radeon R9 270X
  3. Those specs look fine, so go through the checklist. If nothing helps, start by returning the PSU, and then the motherboard if the PSU works.
  4. So I tested the connections and they were all god but no luck on the PC working. so then I tested the PSU like volcanoscout linked and it didn't work, so I guess my PSU is bad. I'm trying to get ahold of the store I bought it from and get a replacement.
  5. Nightcat said:
    So I tested the connections and they were all god but no luck on the PC working. so then I tested the PSU like volcanoscout linked and it didn't work, so I guess my PSU is bad. I'm trying to get ahold of the store I bought it from and get a replacement.


    Sounds like a plan :)
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    Nightcat said:
    So I tested the connections and they were all god but no luck on the PC working. so then I tested the PSU like volcanoscout linked and it didn't work, so I guess my PSU is bad. I'm trying to get ahold of the store I bought it from and get a replacement.


    Good deal. Could have been a lot worse. What brand and model, by the way?
  7. volcanoscout said:
    Nightcat said:
    So I tested the connections and they were all god but no luck on the PC working. so then I tested the PSU like volcanoscout linked and it didn't work, so I guess my PSU is bad. I'm trying to get ahold of the store I bought it from and get a replacement.


    Good deal. Could have been a lot worse. What brand and model, by the way?


    EVGA 500 watt 80+

    there's no specific name just that.
  8. That's actually the whole name for that model. That's not a bad unit, but you might try to get a refund instead of a replacement - if you can, see if you can get a unit that's higher up the quality ladder (see link below). You might have to ante up a few more dollars, but it's a worthy investment. Everything in your system is relying on the PSU to provide clean, consistent power, and to provide protection from electrical faults, so it makes good sense to get the highest quality PSU you can.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-supply-unit-tier-list.html
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