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Pc help needed

LaonarLaonar Registered User regular
Ok, I'm not the brightest when it comes to computers.

Here is my problem. I have been having issues turning my computer on. To fix it I would open make sure connections are good. Then try and it would start.

Tonight however I do that and find if my cables are moved it lights up. (Sound card has a light that comes on even when off) however now I have no video? The computer was built last November everything was brand new but the power supply. Is this a power supply issue?

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  • MugsleyMugsley Registered User regular
    edited June 2014
    It's power related. Something isn't making a solid connection to complete the circuit. Is this the cable that runs from your power button to the board?

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  • LaonarLaonar Registered User regular
    They are the cables from the power supply into the mother board

  • LD50LD50 Registered User regular
    It's either the cables from the power supply itself, or the connecter on the motherboard. Given that the supply is older, that would be my first guess. If you had another power supply lying around, you could swap them out to see if it makes a difference.

    How old is your power supply, and what brand is it? If it's old enough or not a good brand, it's worth replacing it anyway (you'll save on your power bill, and you can damage your rig if your supply goes bad). If it's the mainboard, it's probably under warranty if it's that new.

  • LaonarLaonar Registered User regular
    It's about 8 years old. It was a 800w nxt powersuppy. I went out and bought a 850w modular thermal take. Reworded it all myself and no more problems! Fixing a computer yourself with very little knowledge is so satisfying. Thanks for the help.

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  • BigityBigity Lubbock, TXRegistered User regular
    edited June 2014
    Computers are not nearly as scary as they are made out to be. At least these days.

    I mean, no more manually setting jumpers to add another hard drive right! Or changing IRQs to add that sound card.

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  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    jumpers weren't so bad, since the drives came with instructions and setting them wrong just meant you had to open the case back up and move the pin

    honestly thermal paste has always been the thing that bugs me; I'm forever afraid of frying a processor or something

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  • kaliyamakaliyama Left to find less-moderated fora Registered User regular
    jumpers weren't so bad, since the drives came with instructions and setting them wrong just meant you had to open the case back up and move the pin

    honestly thermal paste has always been the thing that bugs me; I'm forever afraid of frying a processor or something

    Jumpers on the mobo were terrible for those of us with large hands/sausage fingers/paws for hands (your avatar suggests you are in the latter category).

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