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Brand new psu and classic problem

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April 23, 2012 6:34:35 PM

I have bought an antec truepower 650w just installed it however whenever I push the on button I am getting the classic fans for short 1/4 of a second then off so I am stumped on what to do

Ps:2 lights on gtx 560ti are on and the USB ports are giving power (charges my phone) also mobo lights are green also just to clarify I replaced the power supply only so components do work

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a b ) Power supply
April 23, 2012 7:01:45 PM

May have the wrong antec connector to the video card. Double check to be sure.
April 23, 2012 7:14:16 PM

Using 2 6 pin connectors one has additional 2 coming from it but I tried using 2 completely different 6 pin cables from the psu and none at all but the problem still remains
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April 23, 2012 7:30:53 PM

Thanks for info and would using an box instead work also shouldn't the cards be seated well as I literally just took out the old power supply and plugged one in with the 8 pin on motherboard, one on hdd, 2 6 pins on the gtx 560ti, and also the 24 pin into the motherboard
April 23, 2012 7:31:23 PM

You're not turning off too quickly are you? Let it run for a while.
a c 159 ) Power supply
April 23, 2012 7:41:58 PM

I guess you were just wanting to test the PSU before going thru the install process. My first thought is definitely a bad connection on a power cord.

Do you have another PC you can test this PSU on?
April 23, 2012 8:02:02 PM

I haves used 2 power cables 1 5amp fuse and 1 13amp also no I don't but I do have other psu which does boot the system

April 23, 2012 10:09:15 PM

Seems to be a faulty PSU as I can use my old trusty G7 with no problems
Going to think twice now or thrice now before paying lots for a branded PSU
a b ) Power supply
April 24, 2012 5:02:40 AM

Antec is one of the so-so branded PSU suppliers, I have one and have used that same one (BQ550) in like 3 builds.. but some of there other ones have had bad reviews, and DOA problems.. Sounds like you have a DOA unit if hooking everything up a second time dosn't solve your problems.
April 24, 2012 6:27:01 AM

I hope I can get a replacement then
a b ) Power supply
April 24, 2012 10:11:33 AM

If it's too late to exchange it with your vender, email antec for an rma request: I've talked to them by phone before; no problems getting through to a real person, but you should be able to do this online. Just select "contact us"; my link didn't save.
April 24, 2012 9:35:14 PM

Thanks I'll file for a replacement