Hi, I've recently built my own system, find the specs below...
Antec 900-2 Nine Hundred Two Ultimate Gaming Case
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz
1TB Samsung Spinpoint F1 SATA2 7200RPM 32MB cache
Asus P5Q PRO iP45 Socket 775 Motherboard
Corsair TX 650W ATX2.2 SLi Compliant Power Supply
XFX ATI Radeon HD 4870 1024MB GDDR5 TV-Out/Dual DVI/HDMI (PCI-Express)
I've been running this system for 3 months now, no problems whatsoever, last night I shut it down like normal... I just got in from work, and press the power button, nothing happens... which is strange, I tried turning the psu off/on again at the back of the psu, nothing. I then unplugged the whole thing off at the wall socket, press the power button, it starts to boot, the blue leds come on but the fans make a loud whirring sound and it only lasts for about 2-3 seconds, then shuts down.
Any ideas? All the parts are brand new, well 3 months...
Dead RAM would be the next thing I'd try to rule out. The checklist in the "READ before posting about boot problems!" sticky has quite a few troubleshooting ideas. It would be a very good idea to go through the entire checklist.
I would imagine something has just died inside, as I really don't see how it would go from fine to not even booting in the space of 12 hours with it being something trivial like a wiring issue etc, something would have had to physically break inside.
Probably a stupid question, but we had a bad lightning storm today, could there have been a strike or something?
Either way I'm gonna have to take it all apart and check everything individually, why can computers never just work how they're supposed to.. these parts are pretty top notch and only 3 months old, if that.
It is really strange, my modem seems ok.. the lights come on, all but the 'activity' one.. it's all connected etc, I even reset it.. but i can't sign on to xbox live for example.. If the modem was fried tho, would it work at all?
I just went on the Corsair website, they suggested testing it with a paper clip.. this actually worked lol, but, the fan spins, but it makes a clicking noise. The next question in the faq, says if this happens there is something blocking the fan or it's generally messed up. Obviously there is nothing blocking it, so it must be the latter. Hopefully this will be the only thing I need to send back and get replaced.