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Old 01-05-04, 11:22 AM
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What's wrong with my computer??

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I've been having various computer problems for awhile now, but apparently something finally gave out, though I'm not 100% sure what it is. When I press the power button, the computer does not respond at all, not even a BIOS screen or any lights. There was no change I did between the time when it worked and when it didn't. My first assumption is that my power supply died since it's basically acting like a corpse. The only other thing that I can think of that might cause this is a dead motherboard, but even then, I would expect to see something. The green light that was lit on my motherboard when it was working is no longer lit, but I don't know whether that means no power is getting to it or what. Should I just take it to a PC service place...? Thanks
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Sounds like your power supply to me.

Did all of your home electronics decide to die at once? I just responded to your Gamecube thread as well.
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hahah..thanks for the quick responses.... actually the gamecube and computer were in separate outlets, and everything else connected to the outlets are functioning fine....the two things just decided to act up at the same time...i don't think they're related in any way
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If it's a PSU problem, just get a new one from newegg.com or anywhere you usually shop at for electronics (Fry's, CompUSA, BestBuy). newegg's cheapest by far though.

Just make sure your system doesn't use proprietary PSU (Dell and Apple comes to mind), in which case you'll have order it online.

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