Power Supply Issue: Turns on for .5 sec then does not fully turn on.

I recently blew out my power supply. I upgraded from 600w to 750w, I installed it correctly (I think). When I try to power it up, it gets power briefly(some lights turn on cpu fan spins a little then it does not turn on all the way.
I am not sure what is wrong :(

Thanks in advance
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  1. The power supply may not have been the only thing that went, how bad was the blow out? Also what are the full system specs including make and model of the old and new PSU.
  2. Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W ATX12V v2.01 SLI Ready Power Supply - (This was my old PSU, not sure how bad it was blown out, but its not working)

    Current Specs.

    LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model GH22NP20
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
    AMD Phenom 9600 Agena 2.3GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Quad-Core Processor Model HD960ZWCGDBOX
    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ
    XFX PVT98GYDLU GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

    Current PSU Lifetime Series Pro 750W Psu Model- LSP750

    When it "blew out," I was loading a game and at the first cinematic scene my comp turned off.

    Thanks for your help!
  3. My power supply did the same exact thing as a matter of fact. Right after one blew, just like yours. In my case it happened to just be the cable that came with the new power supply. (the one that runs to the wall) Try using your old cable!
  4. Yeah that 600 watt rosewill was really a 450 or a 500 looking at its specs.

    Do you have another computer that you could test some of the parts out in? In particular check the ram, and swap the motherboard for another AM2 one for testing. If it boots with a different motherboard then your mobo got fried, only swap out one part at a time though so you can find the issue.
  5. Ok, I got the computer to turn on tonight.

    First I removed the ram, and this didnt do anything. Then, I removed the power to the graphics card, and bam it turned on no problem.

    What does this mean? Did my graphics card die or is it causing some surge?

    Thanks for your help!
  6. Take that graphics card and try it in another machine if you can, when your PSU died it might have taken the GPU with it and if it caused something in the GPU to short the PSU would shut off to protect itself. If the system you try it in doesnt boot up either you have found your issue, as long as the test system has a good PSU in it it shouldnt pose any risks, but its probably your graphics card at this point. Good excuse to upgrade to one of the newer ones.
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