First off, i want to say that this probably isnt the right place to put this but i wasnt sure were else to post.
During hurricane sandy, my whole community lost power. When i finally got power back, i went to go turn on my computer. To my surprise, when i pressed the power button, the computer would turn on for about 1 second, than turn off. About 5 secs later it would come back on again for one second and it woud repeat. My first instinct was the psu. I opened up the pc and unplugged everything from it. Starting with the motherboard, i started to connect each wire. It was starting with each piece until i got to the 6-pin connections (HDD/DVD drive). Whenever i plugged these in, the problem would start again. Is it possible for only some of the psu to be broken. I was playing on my computer when we lost power but it is plugged into a surge protector.
although it was working before, the not-turning-on issue is happening even with only the motherboard connected. If it helps i was able to get into my bios earlier. I don't know if that rules out the mobo, but im pretty convinced its the psu. Have you ever heard of this not starting problem before?
Im back to the problem where if i hook up the hdd or the dvd drive it no long works, but without them the pc works fine. This may be do to the fact that theyre 6-pins and that part of the psu doesnt work or that the actual SATA part of mobo doesnt work.