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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:22 pm 
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Just replaced my antec smart blue 350w psu...it just was not stable or beefy enough. It seemed to have died a couple of days ago. So I ordered a Thermaltake 560w psu and slap it in and...all it does is flicker then nothing. My fans come on and light up for a split second then stop. My mobo light stays on.

asus p4p800dlx
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1gb adata hyper ram
9700pro
sb audigy game
80gb wd/hd

Any ideas? Think my old psu took out the rest of my goods? I have no idea.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:48 pm 
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try taking out all the parts of the comp and reseating them again. this time only try booting up with the power supply, the mobo, cpu, ram, and videocard. hmmmm........could be a grounding issue. rarely it could also be the electric lines around your house. but im doubting it since your comp works before right?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:56 pm 
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I'll give that a shot. It was working until the old psu died.
Thanks.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2004 8:02 pm 
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everything plugged in right?

back switch in the on position?

test PSU in a good-known system

reseat everything


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2004 8:06 pm 
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ihave had an old PSU die on me and it also took out the motherboard
when you said it died how exactly did it go just not boot one day or what?
and did you also make sure to plug in the separate 12v connector (4 pin)
also check if it has a switcher select on the back of the PSU for 115/230 and make sure it is on 115 i have seen that before on a new PSU that it was set on 230.
couple ideas to check and it is possible (very rare) that you got a faulty PSU


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2004 9:02 pm 
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I've reset everything. Tried starting with only the basics. Still the same. Crap! I think I've toasted my mobo. I hope it didnt take my proc out too. I'll have to get it tested. man this burns my can! :evil:

I'm gonna get some sleep, and look at it in the morning. Maybe I'm just doing something stupid.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2004 9:04 pm 
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Hmm, hopefully the PSU failing didnt kill the mobo...


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2004 5:16 am 
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I took the whole thing apart...and out of the case. Put it all back together and...nothing. It's sad to be me. my mobo is dead.

Do you think it killed the proc too?

The morale of this story. CHEAP PSU'S KILL NICE THINGS!


When the old one went out it showed some instability for a day then it just shut down.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2004 7:03 am 
Bitchin' Fast 3D Z8000
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Try to RMA it?

8)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2004 9:58 am 
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It's over a year old. Time to upgrade.

I've been looking at Abit boards all morning. The IC7 max3 looks nice but cost an arm and a leg. I am thinking IC7 max2. nice price.

I just hope I didnt fry my proc too. I'm gonna get it tested on tues. at a repair shop. I dont want to run the risk of damaging someone elses stuff if it is bad.

Anyway its kinda like a good swift kick in the balls...it hurts!


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 Post subject: Re: Elvis wont boot
PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2004 11:08 am 
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Try reseting the BIOS...make sure you're disconnected from the powerline, take out the battery, short the appropriate pins and then put everything back together and see what happens...


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themiz4jc wrote:
I took the whole thing apart...and out of the case. Put it all back together and...nothing. It's sad to be me. my mobo is dead.

Do you think it killed the proc too?

The morale of this story. CHEAP PSU'S KILL NICE THINGS!


When the old one went out it showed some instability for a day then it just shut down.


I was just about to post to you and say "save yourself the work becuase that mobo just died" but it appears you found out just like I did. I'm right there with ya man. I've killed ... wait for it ..... 3 Power Supply units. 2 Antec and a Soyo. All within 1 week. When the 2nd Antec 430 TruPower died on me (and took my DFi board with it) I swore off Antec completely.

I would venture a guess that 90% likely the CPU and RAM are perfectly ok. If our cases are similar your blessed mobo sacrificed itself for the sake of the CPU. :: lights a candle :: Let us pray.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2004 12:57 pm 
Bitchin' Fast 3D Z8000
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The IC7-Max3 is just overpriced. Maybe the Plain Jane IC7? Very solid. Also the DFi Infinity boards are sworn by (from this WinMag fella) I like the IC7 myself or the ASUS 865/875. DFI LanParty is what I'm RMA'ing since I fried those PSU's like you. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Elvis wont boot
PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2004 2:25 pm 
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themiz4jc wrote:
Any ideas? Think my old psu took out the rest of my goods? I have no idea.


Just a reminder: "Free Clinic" is the ONLY place for help.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 3:10 pm 
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TheMocoMan...dude three psu's :shock: I dont feel so bad now. I've decided in the IC7max3. Matched up with the junk I've got it should be a sweet OC'er.


Chumly...cool.
8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 4:16 pm 
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8) Pimpin' Aint Easy


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2004 9:06 am 
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Macro---I just have to ask...how in great tarnation did you kill 3 PS units in a week?

I've never had a problem with Antecs before. I think they are great. Well, considering I've never had a PS problem before I guess there is not much to complain about.

I guess to each their own, I hate Maxtor but love Western Digital. I know others who hate WD but love max.


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