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my PSU went out and i had it replaced and since i replaced it i havent been able to boot my pc. i plug everything in and hit the power button it immediately goes to a black screen with a blinking underscore cursor in the upper left corner about 1/4 of the way from the left side. all my fans work, the hard drive is running.

Vista (64 bit)
AMD Phenom x4 9100e 1.6GHz
ATI Radeon x1950 Pro
4 Gb RAM
Power supply was from another pc i had that i didnt use anymore, same wattage just had the 6 pin PCIe connector i needed, the one currently in it is the stock one that came with the tower.

no clue what to do, F1, F2, ESC, DEL keys dont work to get to BIOS, the only responses i get are CTRL+ALT+DEL kind of restarts i think, my monitor goes to standby when i do it for a brief period of time but then fans kick on again and same black screen.

also when i hit the pause/break key it stops the beeping that is coming from the mobo. *note* if i hit the key during the beep then its continuous noise.

anyone have any advice?? any would be appreciated!!


*Edit - just to clarify, i get zero load up of anything, there is no loading screen prior to the black with blinking cursor, as soon as power is on it immediately goes to this screen.


*Edit - again i forgot to put that the 6 pin PCIe connector needed for the x1950 pro is non existant in the new PSU and i havent gotten an adaptor yet for it. dont know if that would be the reason i cant boot BIOS or windows. the original graphics card was onboard and when installing the driver for radeon it said to disable the driver for the onboard card to ensure that the radeon worked properlly....
 

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sounds like you need the PCIe power connector to run your video card. Try removing the card and enabling the onboard video until you get a new PSU or adadpter.
 

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ive tried that too, i cant get into BIOS to enable the onboard video card and i dont know of any other way. when plugging the monitor into the onboard card the monitor doesnt respond. it just sits in standby since there is no signal.
 

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the specs for the PSU that i am currently using... just a 300 watt generic im guessing, other than some voltage and wattage on a sticker there is no brand or name for it. i pulled it out of the gateway pc i had that is crap and i dont use anymore. same wattage as the psu that died.
 

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its possible but i cant get into vista to look and i dont know any other way. there are no boot screens at all. gona try splicing some wires to make this 6 pin for the video card and see what that does. ruins the PSU oh well.... probably end upe buying a new one, either way the pc is useless to me until then.
 

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lol funny you said that because 300w was no good i figured what the hell lets see if the issue is all because of the PCIe tht i dont have... well i took the 6 pin from the other psu and spliced some wires on the working one and made the aux power for the card.... it worked so knowing that i was willing to go buy a new PSU and got a 500w one.

just wanna say thx to you guys who posted for the input and feed back. im typing this from my working pc :D
 
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