2 PCs won't power up, please help!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by omnizzle, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. omnizzle

    omnizzle Geek Trainee

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    Hello everyone,

    I recently built a PC for my sister. Components are as follows:

    CPU: Intel C2Q Q6600
    Mobo: Gigabyte GA-p31-s3g
    GPU: Geforce 8800GTS 320 mb
    PSU: Antec Earthwatts 500W

    Ok, so when I first assembled everything, the PC turned on, the fans spun, but I forgot to plug in the PCI-E plug into the video card Video card - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia so I got the loud screeching noise. I turned off the pc, unplugged everything and plugged in the PCI-E plug. Turned the PC back on, and I got no video on the monitor. So I assumed that I forgot to plug something in, something was short circuiting the mobo, etc, so I took it apart to examine the computer. When I got everything in order, the PC would not turn on at all -- no fans would spin, no lights, nothing.

    I posted on some boards and figured it was my PSU. So I took the PSU out of my old computer that I built a year ago (an Antec Liberty 400W PSU) and tried it with my sister's computer. Nothing happened again. Now I tried to put the PSU back into my PC, and now the same problem happens with my PC. No power, no fans, nothing. When I hit the power switch, I hear a little click (only sometimes), I think from the power supply, but then nothing happens. That only happens when I remove and plug in the power cord from the PSU and press the power button.

    Basically, now I have 2 expensive bricks laying around in my house and need help! I have no idea what to do, and am freaking out because I didn't have to use my PSU on her computer, and now I have 2 unusable PCs instead of one.
  2. Ghostman 1

    Ghostman 1 Moderator Staff Member

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    It sounds like you have grounded out the power supply's some how, It sounds like you burnt/fried the motherboard on the first pc..I would get yet another power supply to fix yours pc..

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