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    Heeeeeellllpppppp!

    Well most of you know I built a new desktop gaming rig this past summer. Well I use it for work and gaming. This morning I did a ton of paperwork then properly shut it down and went to work. I came in from work pressed the power button and nothing happened. I tried again and again. The Blue LED on my evga motherboard is blinking blue but nothing else is making a noise or a click or anything. I turned off my psu and unplugged it for ten min and nothing. I Reset the cmos and pressed the power button on the mother board and nothing. The PSU fan isnt coming on upon turning the psu on either. Nothing is on except for the flashing blue led. It was very faint but I did notice a burnt smell coming from the psu. Kinda like when a motor burns up smell but I couldnt get a good enough smell to be sure. Im using a Corsair TX750 which I completely expected to last longer than 8 months. No power outages today and I had it plugged into a surge protector also. So should I try to RMA the psu? or is it something else.

    I cant really try much because I completely have the psu out now any solid advice though and Ill plug it all back up.


    My psu just passed the psu fan paper clip test....currently looking further
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    Re: Heeeeeellllpppppp!

    Yeah that seems weird that the PSU would fail after only 8 months, but it does seem like that could be your problem

    Also you could try this test and see what happens

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    Re: Heeeeeellllpppppp!

    Quote Originally Posted by McChicken View Post
    Yeah that seems weird that the PSU would fail after only 8 months, but it does seem like that could be your problem

    Also you could try this test and see what happens

    Blog - How-to Test Your Corsair Power Supply

    Yea I didnt find this till after making my post. Upon doing this the fan worked fine


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    Re: Heeeeeellllpppppp!

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    Yea I didnt find this till after making my post. Upon doing this the fan worked fine

    maybe the power switch in the case failed?
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    Re: Heeeeeellllpppppp!

    Quote Originally Posted by McChicken View Post
    maybe the power switch in the case failed?

    Was my first hope! But there is a red power button on the mother board isnt that for testing if the on off button works? I press the power button on the mother board and still nothing happens. At this point I have everything but the motherboard and the Graphics card plugged into the psu and its still not coming on


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    Re: Heeeeeellllpppppp!

    Thanks for the advice mcchicken just gonna carry it to a repair store tomorrow


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    Re: Heeeeeellllpppppp!

    Steady blue LED would indicate that the +5V Standby power rail of the power supply is working correctly.

    A blinking blue LED would indicate a problem on the power supply's +5V Standby rail.

    Power supply failure is almost 100% the issue. now if it has damaged any other components, you wont know until a new powersupply is installed.

    *Taken directly from the (evga) website*
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    Re: Heeeeeellllpppppp!

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    Re: Heeeeeellllpppppp!

    My first thought was - Do you have an internal speaker / buzzer connected?
    Often you will get a beep or number of beeps to indicate what the mb is having issues with.
    BUT... Then I thought if the psu fan is not even starting up that means that the mb is not getting the juice to even start up the bios process. I would agree with Twizzy on this one.

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    Re: Heeeeeellllpppppp!

    I'd try throwing a new power supply in it and keep your fingers crossed that nothing else fried! Let us know how you make out.


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    Re: Heeeeeellllpppppp!

    Blinking blue, definitely a PSU issue, Your PSU took a crap it happens with brand new PSU. Try another PSU, odds are your computer will start up again..



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    Re: Heeeeeellllpppppp!

    This. PSU is sending dirty power.

    Power supply failure is almost 100% the issue. now if it has damaged any other components, you wont know until a new powersupply is installed.

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    Re: Heeeeeellllpppppp!

    Which part of your mobo is the blue led blinking? If it's not the power supply, a blinking led sometimes means a mobo bios failed specially that your psu passed the paper clip test (by this you mean you shorted it out to test if it turns on right?).

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    Re: Heeeeeellllpppppp!

    it could still be a faulty psu even after a paper clip test. voltage on the rails may be there, but may not be enough, or intermittent. Get a new PSU and have a great day sir

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    Re: Heeeeeellllpppppp!

    Thanks guys for all the advice! I took it to my local shop. He said that its def. the psu. He also stated it was kind of weird because when you hook it up to a tester it shows fine but that if you test each individual channel that some of the channels aren't putting out any power. They also hooked up a new PSU and everything booted up as normal. Now to get this thing replaced so I can get back to work.


    Thanks again


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