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Windows 7: Computer won't turn on, PSU ticking

21 Jan 2015   #1
carz95

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
Computer won't turn on, PSU ticking

Hey guys, so I've ran into a problem with my PC..
I logged on one day, and before I could do anything,
the computer shut down and refuses to turn on. The lights on my keyboard are flashing
and the PSU makes this weird ticking noise whenever it's on.
Is it an issue with the PSU? Could it be dead?
Thank You


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21 Jan 2015   #2
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carz95 View Post
Hey guys, so I've ran into a problem with my PC..
I logged on one day, and before I could do anything,
the computer shut down and refuses to turn on. The lights on my keyboard are flashing
and the PSU makes this weird ticking noise whenever it's on.
Is it an issue with the PSU? Could it be dead?
Thank You
I hate to be the bearer of bad news; but yes; this does in fact sound like your psu is dead. Especially if it makes a ticking noise like that. Psu's arent normally suppose to make noise with the exception of 1 or 2 cooling fans that might make a faint whirring noise which is normal. But a louder ticking noise sounds to me like indeed it is dead; especially if the keyboard lights are flashing.
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21 Jan 2015   #3
carz95

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Thank you for the reply.

However, I did test my PSU using the paperclip
method:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5FWXgQSokF4

And it did turn on, the fan started whirring, but it was
kind of loud.

Any ideas as to why it could turn on?
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21 Jan 2015   #4
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

the paper clip trick not a real test since it doesn't have a load on it. just tells you that it can start. from your first post discription sounds like the power supply is faulty.
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21 Jan 2015   #5
Wandering one

Win7 sp1 Pro 64bit / XP sp2 Pro (games only)
 
 

Since it will turn on when you override the control circuit with the clip, I would be more inclined to look for an overload / short in the PC. Don't know what your specs are as my access to this forum has been screwed up for a few months, but if it is a full sized computer try by removing any cards that are not needed to boot. Art.
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