So my computer recently started displaying no picture on its monitor. However, when I turn on the computer it sounds like not every device is powering up. So I opened up the computer and tested every connector on the power supply with a multimeter. I read that when I short out pins 15 and 16, the fan is supposed to start to spin, but it does not. However, with these two pins shorted out, I was able to take voltage measurements of the pins on every other plug, and the measurements fell within the tolerance ranges. Once I plug the 20-pin plug back into the the Mobo and power on the computer, the fan starts to spin but the CPU is so quiet that I feel like everything is not powering up. What does this mean? Where do I stand?
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The cpu has no moving parts. I think you mean something else.
What is the brand and model number of your power supply?
Is the pc system working now?
Sorry, I didn't mean the CPU. I meant the parts enclosed in the computer case.
The power supply is the one that came with my desktop computer, and it is an NPS-250KB.
The computer is not currently working. I am still unable to get an image on the monitor.