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DEAD PC?

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December 13, 2012 3:15:46 PM

Hi, I have a PC that I built myself early last year - everything has worked generally fine up until today when the PC refused to power up.... The Mobo light is on but nothing happens when I hit the Power Button...
Tried so far - swapping pwr button for reset button - no change, reset cmos - no change, removed all none essential components - cleared cmos = no change. All remaining connections are seated perfectly so left stumped... Also I do not have any spares now to try other components :( 

Sabretooth p67 mobo
I7 cpu
HD 6870
2 X 4GB ADATA Memory
Thermaltake TR2 800W PSU
In a Thermaltake Dokker case

I know the Sabretooth p67's are buggy boards and the lower powered psu's are a bit poop too.
Just need some fresh ideas on what to try next - i'm not a pc literate person either so please be gentle! :) 

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December 13, 2012 4:51:01 PM

Hi bud, the case and everything else did nothing - no response at all to the power button. just finished shorting the PSU and it's dead - no fan spin... Thought it would be that but the mobo light was on so had a few doubts, reckon the relay has gone - damn annoying as the psu cost me a blooming fortune at the time and expected a bit more life time than a year! won't be buying Thermaltake again!!!
Cheers for your input! Happy Christmas and may the beers be with you! :) 
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