built a new pc, powered it on one time, fans spun and lights on but no video. realized cpu power plug from psu to mobo not attached, unplugged it and hooked them up, but now i get nothing when hitting power button, tried the paperclip test shown in the video but nothing happens. is there a reset or did i break it unplugging it? its an ocz stealthxstream 600w psu
Also check all power connections on the mobo and on your cards and accessories. But if it did fail, you'd rather it go out now than later and possibly ruin something else. Though OCZ is supposed to be good stuff.
well i guess its the psu then and i'll have to return it since it will not power on even with just the paperclip jumped across the green and black wire and one case fan connected. just making sure there wasn't some kind of reset or something i didn't know about.
Ok, sounds like the fuse in the PSU plug is gone but the PSU itself is fine. So, just need to replace the plug fuse assumin you have a spare fuse around. Or if you have a spare monitor or PSU cable you can use that in the PSU
i see no possible way to get into the cord and change the fuse, just sealed plastic/or rubber on both ends, no screws or caps of any kind, but i'm sure i can find an old cable lying around somewhere, let you know what happens when i find one
I don't know how your plugs work, but in the UK our plugs have a small compartment in between the pins of the plug (course ours have 3 pins and are bigger) a small scre driver pops up the 'lid' of the compartment and then you can remove the fuse.
But otherwise, I am sure you or friends have an unused monitor o PSU cable lying around, or maybe work or school can 'donate' one to you (not that I condone petty theft in anyway!). Failing that you should be able to buy a PSU/Monitor cable for very little either online or in a store
No problem, happy to help.
Funny how sometimes it can be something so simple that we never think of - when a computer Power Supply doesn't work we succumb to our worse fears of faulty product and RMA territory, it never occurs to us to change fuse or consider the actual plug at fault like we would with a blown lamp
Weird, in the US I've only seen that design once, and that was on like a 20 ft long outdoor extension cord for powertools and stuff like that. None of the computer cables I've seen here use the fuses as of yet.