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Windows 7: Faulty power supply or something else?

22 Nov 2012   #1
Losyak

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Faulty power supply or something else?

I'm having some strange problems with my PSU. My computer went black last night while I was playing GTA IV. After some research on the web, I came to a conclusion that my PSU died. I attempted the paperclip trick with no success - fans didnt do anything. I was about ready to start shopping for a new one, plugged everything back into places, when I saw a red 115V/230V switch on the back. I switched it from default 115V to 230V and tried the paperclip test again. This time the fan on the back of the case (not PSU) started spinning, and lights on the front and the green light on CD-ROM lit up. I plugged the 24 pin connector back into the motherboard, and hit the on switch (still with 230V), and the same thing happened.From what I described above, what do you think has gone wrong with my PC? And why is PSU acting the way it is?


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22 Nov 2012   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You ask for help on your power supply and your power supply is not listed in your specs or your post. Your power supply switch should stay on the setting for your area. In the U.S.A. that would be 115 or 110 volts. If it doesn't work there your power supply should be replaced. DO NOT try to repair a power supply. Their can be enough stored amps to kill you. I recommend Corsair or Seasonic power supplies.
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22 Nov 2012   #3
Losyak

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I remember posting my PC specs on 7forums a while back using your toll, I thought PSU would be among those as well.Either way, the sticker on the PSU itself says its a Logisys with a total max. output of 480W.


Are you positive its the power supply that failed? It would be a pain to replace something else.
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22 Nov 2012   #4
Losyak

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

If it is my PSU, which particular model would you think would fit me best.


Would really appreciate if someone responded asap. Newegg is having some black friday deals which I dont wanna miss.
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22 Nov 2012   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have no idea what you mean by using my toll. What is a toll. If the power supply will not work when the switch is set properly and will when the switch is incorrectly set the power supply should be replaced. If it was my computer I would be looking for a Corsair or Seasonic in the 550 to 600W area. Modular if at all possible.
I'm as positive as any one can be sitting on the other end of the internet. Their is no way of knowing whether a new power supply will fix all your problems until it is replaced. When a power supply goes bad it can damage other hardware in your computer. The 115v circuit shorted to a 230v circuit could of over volt the system.
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22 Nov 2012   #6
Losyak

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I meant to say your tool, the one that collects my PC specs, and posts them in my profile.
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22 Nov 2012   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Now I understand. Their is no program that will tell you what power supply you have. You must read the sticker on the power supply.
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22 Nov 2012   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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22 Nov 2012   #9
Losyak

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

850 might be a bit too much. I mean, its almost double what I had before, Im afraid Im never gonna use that much.
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23 Nov 2012   #10
Losyak

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Would it make a huge difference if the psu is/is not modular?
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