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Old August 10, 2007, 04:50 PM
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well... my 2 weeks old PSU died today....
the green light on the mobo is on but the computer will not respond beyond that to my repeated pushing of the 'ON' button on my antec900 case.
I am up for trouble shooting suggestions, but I am almost certain that it's the PSU at this point.
dang it....
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Old August 10, 2007, 04:58 PM
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Did you check all connections, including disconnecting those you don't actually need? (Make sure the CPU is well seated, fan connected, etc....)

It could be the PSU, but it sounds more like a "no post" to me.

Did you try a c-mos reset?

Do you have another PSU you can slave in to ensure that the mobo is working fine?
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I will try what you suggested.
in the mean time, keep them coming...
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i assumed that its the PSU because NOTHING happens when I pushed the power button. the fan on the PSU doesn't even start...

if the PSU is supplying power properly shouldn't the fan start up at least?
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Old August 10, 2007, 05:22 PM
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i assumed that its the PSU because NOTHING happens when I pushed the power button. the fan on the PSU doesn't even start...

if the PSU is supplying power properly shouldn't the fan start up at least?
You would normally see a bit of a bump for a second or two, but without being intimately familiar with your mobo/bios, there's no telling what a "no post" would look like.

You can try this on your PSU modtown - article - Powering an ATX PSU Without a Motherboard - if it ain't broke - mod it! but you'll also want to hook up some load devices (lights / HDs / CDdvd/ etc....) to the molex connectors as newer PSUs will often not power up without a load.
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i re-seated everything and unplugged and re-plugged all connections; its still a no go....
I think its time for a new PSU....
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Old August 10, 2007, 05:45 PM
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Did you try powering up the PSU using the method listed in the link I provided?

If that won't do it, they you can be fairly certain that it's your PSU. (don't forget to load up a couple of the molex connectors).
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Old August 10, 2007, 06:07 PM
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sswilson,

Thank you so much for that link!!! now I can be sure its the PSU.

Yes, I just finished trying that link you gave me. I created a jump in the mainboard connector and connected two fans for test... needless to say there was a no reaction from the either the PSU or the connected fans.

I am gonna buy a quality Seasonic this time with a modular cable system.... OCZ is dead to me now....
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sswilson,

Thank you so much for that link!!! now I can be sure its the PSU.

Yes, I just finished trying that link you gave me. I created a jump in the mainboard connector and connected two fans for test... needless to say there was a no reaction from the either the PSU or the connected fans.

I am gonna buy a quality Seasonic this time with a modular cable system.... OCZ is dead to me now....
I don't blame you for looking towards a make other than OCZ, although I've had a lot of luck with them over the last 3 years.

I've run the 520W ModStream as well as the 600W GameXstream currently listed in my sig, both have served me well through some mighty hefty OCs.

Before you give up on them though, check out what their current warranty is... used to be you could take it into an authorized dealer and they would test it / replace rather than needing to RMA it.

Certainly worth checking into as it would save you a ton of money on shipping for what might be just a one-of failure. (I haven't heard much either good or bad on the StealthXstream series).
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I will look into the warranty info.
I just hope that it didn't take out any other parts... it was shut down properly this afternoon. It just didn't want to boot up when I tried it in the evening.

thanks for your help, sswilson. I will keep you posted on the warranty info.
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