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Discussion in 'Power Supply - PSU' started by U5EL3SS, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. U5EL3SS

    U5EL3SS Junior Member

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    Firstly I must explain that I am not very good with computers and at the moment I have a problem that is causing me a headache!!

    I have a pc that was built by a friend of mine(nothing flash, just the basics for internet etc) he owns a computer shop
    BUT IS ON HOLIDAY!!!

    He brought the built PC round plugged it all in and said it just needed turning on

    So all excited - (the next morning) I pressed the power button on the front and nothing what so ever came up!! I mean nothing, not even a noise.

    Checked the cables at the back and they seem ok, I am not an expert, but every lead is plugged in to something - the plugs are on and the house has power - my TV is on :)

    I saw this forum and thought I would ask here, I have posted on other forums to try and get a quick response from at least some.
     
  2. Dalo Harkin

    Dalo Harkin Registered Members

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    The first thing to check would be the PSU (power supply unit)
    you say that a cable is installed so its plugged in :D

    Does it look like this?

    Does it have the red switch for the voltage??
     
  3. U5EL3SS

    U5EL3SS Junior Member

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    Please do not laugh.

    it does not have the voltage switch, but I did not know that a power supply had an on or off switch :eek:

    It all seems to be running, or turning on at least

    Thankyou so much for a very fast response, I will definately be recommending your site to my friends and family.
     
  4. BeeCeeBee

    BeeCeeBee ADMINISTRATOR IN MEMORY

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    I am sure that Dalo will not laugh, he may not see this for a bit because he is at work. Believe me we have seen far more laughable than that.
     
  5. pchelp68

    pchelp68 Senior Member

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    Hey, I have done the exact same thing. Boy did I get a laugh out of it at myself. :whack:
     
  6. DSTM (Dougie)

    DSTM (Dougie) Registered Members

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    Hi U5EL3SS and welcome to Computer Help Forums.:)
    I have done exactly the same thing,as you,more than once.:eek:
    Only last night I rang a friend on Voip in another Country and had no sound.
    I did everything including checking the mute on the keyboard.
    Looked down, and my headset wasn't plugged into the USB Port. DUH.:D
    We all do it.
    You asked for a quick response, and got a reply in 6 mins. Pretty Quick.
     
  7. BSchwarz

    BSchwarz Guest

    Add me to the list of yep been there done that. Many times in fact. I also started to take one apart to change the power supply only to find that the problem was it wasn't plugged in.
     
  8. Match

    Match Registered Members

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    LOL done that more than once
     

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