Computer just shut off. No warning nothing and wont come back on. Where to start

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  1. guavaball

    guavaball I Fuck Up Funerals

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    Never had one do this before. It simply shut off and will not come back on. Wasn't running a video or any games. Actually I was working. Had to pull out my desktop backup to get back online. Not a happy camper.

    The lights on the board and video card still light up. I did pull the power cord and tried again and still nothing. Not even a brief spinup of the fans.

    I'm assuming try a different power supply first? My stats are in my sig.
     
  2. horrorshow

    horrorshow 2[H]4U

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    My first guess would be power supply.
     
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  3. mnewxcv

    mnewxcv [H]ardness Supreme

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    It's either the psu or motherboard. Try a psu first.
     
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  4. Brian_B

    Brian_B [H]ard|Gawd

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    I would unplug everything from the PSU and try to jumpstart it with a paperclip first.

    If it jumpstarts - then plug all the HDD/SSDs back in, and do it again. If that continues to work, then plug in everything but the main 24-pin motherboard header. Then jumpstart again.

    If the jumpstart fails at any point along the way, very strong odds it's just the latest component you had plugged in...
    If that works all the way up until you actually plug in the main motherboard connector and it won't start off the motherboard... your at a 50/50 chance of it being motherboard or PSU.

    Also make sure you check the power switch (try to jump start across the PWR pins on the motherboard header directly). That stupid button can cause issue sometimes.
     
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  5. guavaball

    guavaball I Fuck Up Funerals

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    Thanks guys. Going to microcenter for a PSU tester and a new PS to try out.
     
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  7. criccio

    criccio Fully Equipped

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    You can easily test it with a paperclip.
     
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    cjcox Gawd

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    You've made me curious. What exactly do you mean "with a paperclip"?
     
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  10. guavaball

    guavaball I Fuck Up Funerals

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    Well its the power supply. Bought a cheap ass one, took out the 24 and 8 pin, plugged in the new one and I got the fans to spin up and the motherboard came to life.

    Really surprises me considering I only buy whatever wins a gold medal at [H]ard ocp.

    First failure in 15 years following that process though.
     
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    guavaball I Fuck Up Funerals

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    Yep. And the power supply is the good looking woman on the right who fucked me after I spent all that money on the bitch. :D
     
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    At least it didn't take any other hardware with it, so that's good!
     
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  14. Brian_B

    Brian_B [H]ard|Gawd

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    Everything breaks eventually and can do so at any time. Good stuff just has better odds.
     
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    tangoseal [H]ardness Supreme

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  16. CAD4466HK

    CAD4466HK Gawd

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    OT...That good looking woman is Liv Tyler, daughter of Steven Tyler from Aerosmith (good thing she takes after her mother). That pic is from the movie Armageddon, the one where Ben Affleck gets to bang her. Lucky bastard.
     
  17. guavaball

    guavaball I Fuck Up Funerals

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    LOL Yes I know.
     
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  18. horrorshow

    horrorshow 2[H]4U

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    Puzzled that out yourself did ya?

    It's an unspoken thing.. SMH
     
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    CAD4466HK Gawd

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    Golly mister, thanks for that unabridged version of your opinion. Knowing what I know now, may I consult with you on my future endeavors?
     
  20. horrorshow

    horrorshow 2[H]4U

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    47339252.jpg

    And here's a gif of Liv from Empire Records (because science..)

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