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Old 12-25-2011, 10:06 AM   #1
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Okay techies, my friends pc went tits up. when he tries to turn it on, the fan buzzes for a few seconds and powers down, then it keeps doing that by itself until interrupted by holding the power button. am I right in assuming that this is a power supply unit gone dead? He has no other psu to try out, unfortunately, so the easiest method is out.

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Old 12-25-2011, 10:12 AM   #2
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When did the symptoms first appear? My previous PC did the same cycle after being hit by lightning and turns out my PSU was fine but my motherboard was blown.
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Old 12-25-2011, 10:15 AM   #3
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Today, only a couple of hours ago. PC worked fine with no issues before then, as far as I'm told.
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Old 12-25-2011, 10:34 AM   #4
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Please post your full computer specifications inlcuding make and model of power supply.

If your system is oem i.e one you have bought from a shop such as a dell, hp or compaq please post the model number.

Posting your specs can help us to help you better.
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Old 12-25-2011, 01:31 PM   #5
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Your description sounds like a power issue but we need to know what we're working with to offer reliable assistance.

PC Specs?
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Custom Built-Brand & Model of Mobo-CPU-RAM-Graphics-PSU.



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Old 12-26-2011, 06:11 AM   #6
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Welp, apparently my friend deduced the actual problem lies in the power button...apparently he needs to whack it hard enough for it to engage properly or something. The PC then goes into BIOS and when he exits without saving, windows starts booting up. Guess a mod can lock this up then.
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Glad it is resolved.



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