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February 25, 2011 2:04:28 PM

Please help, My power went out, when it came back on and tried to turn my pc on the lights inside turn on for a sec then a weird like"ERHHH" noise happens and it shut downs. Please tell me something didn't fry... I don't know if I am paranoid but I think i smell a little burning plastic.

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a c 250 ) Power supply
February 25, 2011 2:07:06 PM

What are your full system specs?

I would open it up and smell around, check the motherboard and the power supply, if the PSU smells like something may have burnt do NOT try to start up your system any more as it should be replaced. Look at the motherboard for bulging or blow capacitors, if any are present the board will need to be replaced. The other components are difficult to check visually and need to be tested with a working system but the PSU and motherboard are the two most likely to have had an issue.
February 25, 2011 6:26:03 PM

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor

CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

Western Digital Velociraptor 300GB 10000 RPM

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

Pioneer Black Blu-Ray Reader and 12X DVD±R DVD Burner SATA

CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready

ASUS P6T Deluxe/OC Palm LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

EVGA 896-P3-1267-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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a c 250 ) Power supply
February 25, 2011 8:26:46 PM

Have you had a chance to open it up yet to look/sniff around?
a b ) Power supply
February 25, 2011 8:46:24 PM

Yeah look around inside of it. Try to test the psu a power spike flicker can fry things.
February 26, 2011 4:22:04 PM

Haven't open it yet, but i feel if it was the PSU it wouldn't light up and make a weird noise and shutdown. So annoying, I have no other comps in my house that can use my stuff since my family likes low budget POS.
a c 250 ) Power supply
February 26, 2011 7:53:36 PM

Actually the 1000HX is an interesting unit, its actually 2 500W units in a single box so its quite possible that half the rails are providing power but you really need it all to be working properly.
February 27, 2011 12:06:48 PM

I finally opened it, Should of done it when it first happened, since the smell is like gone. I really don't know where to even start. I don't see any caps popped on the MOBO.
March 1, 2011 4:50:54 PM

I removed everything and have it laying on a my floor, the MOBO doesn't seem to have any blown caps, don' really smell anything from any of the components. Do you think it could of been just a little glitch? And since I haven't touched it for a few days it might work after I put it back together? Cause I really want to fix this but don't know how to troubleshoot it.
March 6, 2011 11:41:07 AM

I fixed it. There was a lot of dust so I cleaned everything and it worked. The PSU didn't like spark on the first boot up since cleaning it but ever since nothing. Just starts up normal.
March 6, 2011 11:42:11 AM

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