I was recently playing a computer game and in the middle my computer went completely dead, along with a sizzle sound. Now the computer has zero response. No beep, no attempt to even start up whatsoever. Is this most likely a PSU issue, or could it have affected other areas of the computer? Is there anyway to know.
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Well can you tell where the sizzling sound came from? Regardless it does sound like the power supply. I just checked the specs on that PSU and I am surprised that it lasted the time it did. 19A on the 12V rail is not acceptable. Next time do not skimp out on the PSU. It is one of the most important components in any system.
Is there anyway to know if it took out other components without buying a new power supply?
Here is my dilema... I recently bought the computer, and it is still under warranty. It would probably be 80 dollars + time to send it back and wait for the company to fix it. I could go buy another power supply and test it, and if my computer still doesn't work I could take the power supply back and then send in for warranty? Is there a way I could cause futher damage to my computer?