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Help!! computer died

I was just web browsing on my computer and all of a sudden the thing just shut off. It won't restart. Press the power button and absolutely nothing happens. I cleared the CMOS. Nothing. The power led on the A8N-SLI premium is on. Any idea what's up? No burning smell, pulled one stick of ram, pulled power for dvd and dvd burner, pulled sata connector for hd, pulled and reconnected power to mb, and standoffs look good (screws there). Things been working fine for a few months.

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Re: Help!! computer died

Power supply? CPU overheated?
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Power supply? CPU overheated?
Don't think the cpu overheated...it's been fine and I didn't get any warning beeps from the monitor i have running in the background. No smell from power supply....how would I test the PS besides plopping it in another computer. i'm thinking PS...but...
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Don't think the cpu overheated...it's been fine. No smell from power supply....how would I test the PS besides plopping it in another computer
Stick your finger in it and turn it on.

Humor me and make sure the heatsink/fan are securely on the CPU and that there is no gap.
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Stick your finger in it and turn it on.

Humor me and make sure the heatsink/fan are securely on the CPU and that there is no gap.
Heatsink is on securely as far as I can tell. (I keep an eye on the temps as I have the monitor displayed on the desktop at all times.
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Re: Help!! computer died

Not sure what to tell ya...double check all power connections all the way back to the wall and then try a different power supply.
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Do you get anything when you power it up? Can you get to the BIOS setup? Any POST functions run? Any beeps coming from the MB speaker?
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Re: Help!! computer died

Get a VOM and check the voltage on the input side then check the outputs of the PS. should be 110 going in and 12, 24 and possibly +/- 5VDC coming out.

Also, look around and see if there is fuse you missed. 9 out of 10 times it is a fuse.

Had one die at work, turned out it was the battery for the damn clock.

Damn engineers.
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Re: Help!! computer died

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Not sure what to tell ya...double check all power connections all the way back to the wall and then try a different power supply.


I would guess power supply as well.

Look, lean, believe!!
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Do you get anything when you power it up? Can you get to the BIOS setup? Any POST functions run? Any beeps coming from the MB speaker?
Absolutely nothing. No bios, post, nothing. Only sign of anything is the power led on the motherboard itself (which is always on as long as the switch on the powersupply is on)
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Absolutely nothing. No bios, post, nothing. Only sign of anything is the power led on the motherboard itself (which is always on as long as the switch on the powersupply is on)
LED doesb't mean you are getting all your voltages?

Do you have the schematic for the MB or PS?
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Also, look around and see if there is fuse you missed. 9 out of 10 times it is a fuse.
This doesn't have a fuse panel like your R1.. (or at least any I know of)


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Absolutely nothing. No bios, post, nothing. Only sign of anything is the power led on the motherboard itself (which is always on as long as the switch on the powersupply is on)
Then there are only two real possibilities: PS and MB. I'd give 99% that it's the PS. No matter how good they are, they are notorious for just giving up out of the blue. Better brands do it less often, but you can still get a bad one.
Break out the meter.
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LED doesb't mean you are getting all your voltages?

Do you have the schematic for the MB or PS?
Nope...don't see any.
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This doesn't have a fuse panel like your R1.. (or at least any I know of)



true dat but there should be either a fuse or something between where your wall power comes and the PS. But, since you state you have an led lit, probblay good.
Still would call it the ps.
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