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PC won't turn on, power supply making a faint ticking noise

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by El_Mayo, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. El_Mayo

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    I don't think my power supply is broken because all I did was unplug power from my cd drive and then it wouldn't turn on. I wouldn't think a corsair psu would break that easily (?)
    I switched it out with my old power supply with the same cable without reseating or anything and it's working now ;o
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    may have shorted something i doubt it would kill anything, check the corsair PSU is still working by using the green-black pin trick
  3. El_Mayo

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    how do you do that man? :]
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    gahhh i don't have any paperclips
    is there anything else I can try? D;
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    Any wire...a bread tie will work..peal back enough plastic to expose enough wire to create the connection.Or speaker wire. Pen that has a spring >>you can strecth the spring and use as a wire.
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    i used the pen spring hahha
    it's spinning right now so it still works :D
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    Nice! At least its still turning on.
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    just not when it was plugged into all my hardware, and I don't know why :eek:
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    So yeah... any idea how so solve this? :D
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    I think your Corsair is toast, I'm afraid - that ticking noise is a dead giveaway.* A faulty PSU may well come on without a load or lightly loaded and then fall over when the full load is applied.

    Try it on another PC to double verify.

    *My old Antec 550W PSU started making squirley noises that get louder with a bigger load. I replaced it with a brand new Corsair before it failed. That Antec is now sitting in an old PC that I don't use very much.
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    Yeah sounds like it's switching it's self off to protect your system\ it's self.. Time for a RMA by the sound of it.
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    If i am correct the ticking sound is coming from a dead/burst capacitor trying to charge up but failing. So it would probably be in your best interests to get an RMA.
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    Really ?, would the chance of it being a type relay switch turning it on \ off when there is a issue which should be resetting it self when there is no power( no you do not hear then going back on just off ).

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