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    Default Computer was dead. Need help!

    Hello, thank you for your concerns, sorry to bother others.
    My desktop was dead. It died when I was using it in the morning. It can not be started any more. The CPU fan and power fan may run for a few seconds then power will be automatically shut down. I test several power connectors and found that if I unplugged the ATX12V power connector, then the CPU fan and power fan will keep running, as long as I plug that connector, power will be shut down. I also use another motherboard (same model) to test the problem, it's still the same thing.
    Can any body tell me where and what's the problem? CPU? Motherboard? memory card?
    Thank you very much in advance.

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    Default Re: Computer was dead. Need help!

    Sounds like the Power Supply Unit has croaked.

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    Are there any beeps form the mother board and if so what do they sound like (also what is the motherboard) as the beep codes can tell you a lot about the problem

    If the problem is happening on an identical motherboard that you have placed in the machine to test then that probably rules the motherboard out, (Unless both motherboards are faulty)
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    Default Re: Computer was dead. Need help!

    Thank you.
    There is no beep sound.


    Quote Originally Posted by Nigel View Post
    Are there any beeps form the mother board and if so what do they sound like (also what is the motherboard) as the beep codes can tell you a lot about the problem

    If the problem is happening on an identical motherboard that you have placed in the machine to test then that probably rules the motherboard out, (Unless both motherboards are faulty)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lbaggio View Post
    I test several power connectors and found that if I unplugged the ATX12V power connector, then the CPU fan and power fan will keep running, as long as I plug that connector, power will be shut down.
    The 2x2 connector should stay plugged in. A system won't run when its not plugged in.

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    Default Re: Computer was dead. Need help!

    Quote Originally Posted by the godfather View Post
    Sounds like the Power Supply Unit has croaked.
    I would not often disagree with you GF, but to me these symptoms sound more like an overload shutdown, and the response with the 12v connector removed reinforces that view. There may be a low resistance ground on the 12 volt line such that the PSU drives into it then shuts down as the current exceeds its limits. Could be a blown cap or anything else hung off 12 volts.

    Time will tell.

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    [offtopic]
    Billy T > How do you know that "the godfather" is "godfather" ?

    Sorry lbaggio for off topic your thread, back to topic now

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    Quote Originally Posted by stu161204 View Post
    [offtopic]
    Billy T > How do you know that "the godfather" is "godfather" ?

    Sorry lbaggio for off topic your thread, back to topic now

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    Good Catch

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    Default Re: Computer was dead. Need help!

    Is the cpu and heatsink properly seated? It could be a faulty Video card, or one that has wriggled in its socket.

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    Default Re: Computer was dead. Need help!

    Quote Originally Posted by stu161204 View Post
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    Billy T > How do you know that "the godfather" is "godfather" ?[/offtopic]
    Easy, his posts follow the basic rules of grammar, punctuation and spelling.

    Need I say more?

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