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PC wont turn on, how to identify problem between motherboard and PSU.
My PC starts up for a few seconds and shuts down. I dont have the money to replace both things, so I really need to narrow things down and I cant narrow it down anymore than I have to the PSU or Motherboard.
I've dusted everything completely
I've rewired the case power switch
I opened the psu (I was careful) to check for blown caps/fuses/whatever and dusted it.
I managed to get the PSU to stay on by hotwiring it with a paperclip, with a load from hard and optical drives. But when the main 24pin connector is plugged into the motherboard it wont stay on for more than 5 seconds and I have to cycle the PSU to get it to do anything again.
I tried switching the power buttons on the motherboard to turn it on with the reset button just in case the power button was the problem.
This isnt a fresh new build, and It was running just fine yesterday, even during high draw gaming. I turned it off before i went to bed last night and its not worked since.
I do not have a spare PSU or Motherboard to test with, either
The issue with it running fine while hotwired but not with the 24 pin plugged in to the MB is whats throwing me for a loop as to narrowing down the problem. If Anyone could please give me a heads up on something to narrow it down so I can get the replacement part ordered while its hopefully on a black friday/cybermonday sale i would be eternally grateful.
that's it, I'm shutting this entire forum down, everyone thank buttcleft