So here's the deal: my uncle has a working PC and a bad PC. The bad PC won't turn on. So I took the working PC's PSU and put it in the bad PC but it still won't work. When I put the "good" PSU back into the working PC, it won't turn on, AGAIN.
Yes, I've checked every connection. I even took the "good" PSU and put it back into my own PC back home (he doesn't live with me), and it won't turn on. (If you're wondering, when I put my own PSU back it turned on)
So now I have 2 PSUs I know are dead. What's the cause? Bad power strip? Bad power supply cable? I'm ready to purchase two new PSUs and a power strip but I want to make sure it's the right thing to do.
i will be honest with you, unless you know what you are doing you will blow another psu, take the whole pc without the hdd to a computer repair shop and get them to have a look at it.
there are too many variables that it could be, get a proper shop to look at it, there insurance will cover any of there own parts they break
will cost you less than a new psu. most charge £10/$20 an hour or so
visually inspect all the parts first
if something in it has blown two psu then its likely other parts will be destroyed as well
personally i would have removed everything except motherboard and cpu
then leave it for a few mins. if it is still running i would shut it down and know thoes parts are not the problem
Do you think the motherboard and/or CPU are the parts with the highest probability of being the ones who shorted the PSUs? Because when I reconnected the bad computer's parts to the PSU, I didn't bother to connect it to the CD drive. So that leaves the motherboard and/or CPU and/or HDD as the only parts the PSU was hooked up to.
I know I'm going to replace the power strip and cables so that would only leave those parts to watch out for.