I have a problem where the system dos not power up unless i disconnect and reconnect the power lead. when the system does power up... it powers up for about 1 second then switches off and powers up again. I do not get any display and the HDD LED shows the system to be busy.
The system as working fine up till now. I will confess to have been proding my fingers around inside while the PC was on and it restarted to give this problem.
I have tried reseting the CMOS and test the seperate RAM modules with no success, are there any ideas to what the problem may be or what can be done?
Also, the 650 watt will give you plenty of room to upgrade to a more modern graphics card should you decide to in the future.
EDIT: Also, were you saying that you were prodding around in the computer when it first started to restart? As in, you had your hands in it and then it restarted? This could just be coincidence. what were you adjusting?
You don't want to cheap out on a power supply. Yours has a lot of the protection circuits built in, but the ones in my post above are higher quality units. Your PSU is dead or dying. You didn't feel a shock or anything when you were measuring the space, did you? You didn't touch anything on the motherboard, right? I don't think you damaged it by doing what you did.
well thanks i think i might fork out for a more reliable one, im jus hoping that its not the motherboard thats died. i dont have another PSU to test at the moment so i wont kno until i get my hands on one. I will post back after testing both the board and PSU.
ok so ive tested the PSU now and it doesn't seem like thts the problem. so that leaves either the motherboard or PSU. i don't have anther board or processor to test with, but are there any other ways to find out which one is bad?
I still have wrranty with ebuyer, so just need to know which part to sed back.