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Putting together my first PC flip the switch, flashes on then turns off.

#21ThescyyPosted 9/20/2013 8:11:23 PM
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#22DetectivPenguin(Topic Creator)Posted 9/20/2013 8:15:30 PM
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For the sake of testing the power supply just to see if the fan spins up and stuff, does absolutely everything need to be plugged in on the motherboard like all the case LEDs and stuff? Or just like motherboard ATX/CPU spots? Like do I need my graphics card in? I just wanna have the bare minimum.


I forgot to say, don't have anything plugged in at all. I doubt it would damage anything but just to be safe I would unplug everything. All we are seeing is if the psu can run when it thinks its been switched on.


I wasn't referring to your test when I mentioned testing the power supply. I don't totslly understand that paperclip method. I was going to test it by just plugging the bare minimum into the power supply and seeing if it worked which it looks like it doesn't so I think either my PSU or Mobo is shot.


That's not going to do anything, you aren't testing anything. The only way to test the psu is to either plug it into another known good machine or bridge the green and black wire of the 24pin power with a paperclip and plug it in to see if the fan starts. This essentially tricks the psu into thinking it's been powered on and you can see if it at least attempts to start.


Well the pc should at least turn on from my test no? So I am testing something aren't I?
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#23DetectivPenguin(Topic Creator)Posted 9/20/2013 8:31:48 PM(edited)
Ok so I understood the paperclip test the 2nd time you explained it. Tried it and got nothing. So I'm tried a different outlet in another room and it worked. O.O. Praying to god it was just the outlet I've been using. Dunno how it could be, a rechargeable flashlight typically sits on that outlet and has worked fine for years, and the flashlight still works now I just took it off and it lights up when I plug it into that outlet. We'll see I'll update in 20-30 mins. Cross fingers for me.
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#24ThescyyPosted 9/20/2013 8:40:38 PM(edited)
DetectivPenguin posted...
Ok so I understood the paperclip test the 2nd time you explained it. Tried it and got nothing. So I'm tried a different outlet in another room and it worked. O.O. Praying to god it was just the outlet I've been using. Dunno how it could be, a rechargeable flashlight typically sits on that outlet and has worked fine for years, and the flashlight still works now I just took it off and it lights up when I plug it into that outlet. We'll see I'll update in 20-30 mins. Cross fingers for me.


It sounds like the issue is the outlet at that point. Although it's very odd that it still works for other things.
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#25TheFeshPincePosted 9/20/2013 8:35:31 PM
Do you even read anything on here, scyy?
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#26ThescyyPosted 9/20/2013 8:37:00 PM
TheFeshPince posted...
Do you even read anything on here, scyy?


Lol, I caught myself as soon as I posted that.
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#27DetectivPenguin(Topic Creator)Posted 9/20/2013 8:53:12 PM
Praise Jeebus!!! It Works!! So far..... Hard drive gets here Wednesday .
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#28TheFeshPincePosted 9/20/2013 8:57:00 PM
DetectivPenguin posted...
Praise Jeebus!!! It Works!! So far..... Hard drive gets here Wednesday .


Nice. Good to hear.
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