Is this issue the harbinger of doom for my PSU?

That's_Corporate

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Shut off my PC for the first time in 3 decades (kidding... kinda) and when I tried to turn it on, it wouldn't boot. It would power up, but no satisfying beep, followed by it posting and the monitor turning on. Tried to reset it multiple times too, nothing worked.

Finally, I turned the switch on the PSU off, then back on.

Hit the power button, and it worked.

What does this mean, literally and spiritually? Should I be looking into a new PSU sometime soon? Does this spell the end for captain power supply? I don't want to wait until next week's episode to find out.

PS: The unit is a Silverstone Strider 750W
 

Zero82z

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That doesn't indicate a PSU issue to me. More likely that turning off the PSU cleared some memory on the motherboard that allowed it to boot up successfully afterward. Unless you have consistent issues, it's silly to assume that there's something wrong.
 

Zero82z

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You mean are random computer screwups that don't have an obvious explanation common? I would say yes.
 
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