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New Game! What component did I fry!?

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May 25, 2011 10:49:40 PM

My pc stays on all the time... one morning last week I get up and the pc is on, lights, fans, etc... but nothing on the monitor. I shut it off, leave it off for a bit turn it on, and everything loads fine, works fine. I shut it off because I'm worried something is wrong. Next day, start it up, nothing... Lights, fans, etc start... nothing on the monitor, keyboard isn't lit, neither is the mouse. Play with it for a few minutes, nothing. Turn it off, leave it til the next day figuring I'm screwed. Try it the next day and it fires right up and works fine for the evening, then shut down at bedtime. Today, I try to start it up and nothing. Been playijng with it for hours and still, lights, fans, nothing else.

So basically the symptoms are this... pc turns on, case lights and fans start... monitor stays in sleep mode doesn't even flicker, mouse/keyboard lights don't light... cd drives will open and shut, but thats really it other than the fans and lights... no bios, no startup screens, nothing really...

My guess is mobo got fried? graphics card maybe? both?

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May 25, 2011 11:04:51 PM

Try to turn your volume on and start your operating system if you hear the sound from the start of the OS it might be your video card.
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May 25, 2011 11:32:55 PM

noclue11 said:
Try to turn your volume on and start your operating system if you hear the sound from the start of the OS it might be your video card.



No, Those are more signs of a bad motherboard, by any chance does it beep? You may have fried it, any power outages lately? It could very well be your PSU, Just because it runs doesn't mean the PSU is good, because the system is not getting enough power can be a result of a faulty PSU. Get a new PSU try that, if nothing comes up it's the motherboard. What is your video card




EDIT: Ideal PSU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


Maybe a cable is loose, If it turns out to be either of those New MOBO http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 200$ GPU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 236$ And that PSU I think it is a MOBO or PSU problem, not a video card. Because if it is the video card the lights would STILL come on the PC, are you sure there just not burnt out?
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May 25, 2011 11:43:39 PM

addison said:
No, Those are more signs of a bad motherboard, by any chance does it beep? You may have fried it, any power outages lately? It could very well be your PSU, Just because it runs doesn't mean the PSU is good, because the system is not getting enough power can be a result of a faulty PSU. Get a new PSU try that, if nothing comes up it's the motherboard. What is your video card




EDIT: Ideal PSU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


Maybe a cable is loose, If it turns out to be either of those New MOBO http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 200$ GPU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 236$ And that PSU I think it is a MOBO or PSU problem, not a video card. Because if it is the video card the lights would STILL come on the PC, are you sure there just not burnt out?


Depends on his specs because that is a major overkill for most people.
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May 25, 2011 11:55:44 PM

I think it's his PSU.
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May 26, 2011 12:23:57 AM

Blindly guessing from the symptoms:
1> 4/8 pin PSU-motherboard cable has come loose.
2> PSU is dying

Please give complete specs of the system. PSU, motherboard and graphics card makes and models, etc.
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May 26, 2011 12:38:48 AM

Also, have you attempted to reset the cmos? If not, try that, as it should reset your bios, maybe you are lucky and a setting is just wonky.
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May 26, 2011 12:46:24 AM

Its an older personal built pc... bout 4 years old... Intel 3.4 chip, Intel 925 mobo, geforce 9800gtx... 500w psu............ No sound at all... really nothing except the case lights, fans, and drives opening/closing.... Weather has been crap here lately with some power outages, assuming I fried/power surged something, would just like to have an idea of what part it is, so I don't have to buy 1/2 a new old pc... My new pc is almost built, but I still very much would like to keep this one
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May 26, 2011 12:55:32 AM

Probably your PSU has deteriorated (capacitors wear out over time) to the point its not pumping enough 12V ameperage for that power hungry 9800 GTX. Swapping out the PSU is an easy thing to try. Make sure you get a good quality 550W PSU or better. Bad power supplies often dont push as much wattage as they claim and sometimes have bad voltage regulation which can cause damage to motherboards and graphics cards.
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May 26, 2011 2:32:07 AM

I would guess power supply. You can probably pick one up and try it, maybe see what the store's return policy is.
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June 3, 2011 12:01:46 AM

Ok, wasn't the PSU, you all lose the game... Round 2 begins now! My guess is the mobo. And begin....
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June 3, 2011 1:24:30 AM

The MOBO doesn't beep, it's the HDD and the DVD. It must be the MOBO, do you have RISERS on it that is a very common mistake poeple make when making computer the RISER is very important, a MOBO can't touch metal because the electrictry travels all around,reinstall the board, and check if you have risers. Besides if it is your MOBO it's old, get a newer one, a cheap good one, such as the MSI ka790 gx-m and a ati 5770 is what I have.
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