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PC bought on eBay not working no lights nothing.

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Check power supply switch if it still doesnt work send it back and get your money back, dont waste anymore time on it, the seller knew it was broken


Otherwise you would have to repin it
I wasted enough time on it all ready.I will get a Hand-Held Tape Dispenser 50M X 50MM i will get em extra tape for it i will need it for that big PC.
It is handy to have one any way. :)
This. If the system isn't working, send it back
I am going to ,i am very disapointed that it does not work .Thats the way the cooke crumbles. :)It will be a big job packing it, and taken it to where they will collect it to deliver it back to the seller.
 
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Even if i do that and it still does not work ,i will be Back to square one.Iwant be alble to test another PSU because the Dell PSU has more pin conections and the cpu fan is diffrtent,
interesting video i think it is the PSU. :(

No, now you have absolutely no idea what's wrong, do what i said and you can narrow it down to the PSU motherboard or RAM, it almost never is the CPU. Or you can even remove whatever is wrong with all the rest and it just works.
 
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No, now you have absolutely no idea what's wrong, do what i said and you can narrow it down to the PSU motherboard or RAM, it almost never is the CPU. Or you can even remove whatever is wrong with all the rest and it just works.
You are right there i don,t.I have not mentioned anything about the CPU.
What ever it is ,it would cost me to repair it
I paid for something that was working.
If i knew it was not working i would never have bought it.
 

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You are right there i don,t.I have not mentioned anything about the CPU.
What ever it is ,it would cost me to repair it
I paid for something that was working.
If i knew it was not working i would never have bought it.
Thiefs is what they are
 
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A Sempron and a mid tier AGP card should be okay with a more modern PSU. Worth a try anyway!
There are two things i have not done papper clip in the Black and Green on the PSU and removing the Power switch cabal and touching the connection with a screw driver i would worry doing that,especialy puting a papper clip in the PSU. o_O
It is a good video. :)Heres another one on the same subject
 
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No, whatever you do, don't poke inside the PSU, regardless of how good or bad it is! That's a fast way to an electric shock.

Again though, it looks very much like you were sold a dud and I wouldn't waste any more time on it.
 
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No, whatever you do, don't poke inside the PSU, regardless of how good or bad it is! That's a fast way to an electric shock.

Again though, it looks very much like you were sold a dud and I wouldn't waste any more time on it.
Thats what i thought, o_O i don,t want to go up in a puff of smoke.:laugh:To true i will send it back:)
 

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Thats what i thought, o_O i don,t want to go up in a puff of smoke.:laugh:To true i will send it back:)

Don't waste any more fuggin time, send it back pronto.
 
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Dont waste anymore fuggin time, send it back pronto.
I am going to ,got to get a tape gun dispencer ,As i will need a lot of tape as it is a big beast.Should i get in touch with the seller and tell him the sittuation or go straight to eBAY and tell them aall about it and asking for a refund as rit is not wotking.They do like buyers to tell the seller first.
 

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I am going to ,got to get a tape gun dispencer ,As i will need a lot of tape as it is a big beast.Should i get in touch with the seller and tell him the sittuation or go straight to eBAY and tell them aall about it and asking for a refund as rit is not wotking.They do like buyers to tell the seller first.
Oh, definitely report it to the seller first, or you'll be on a hiding to nothing. And make sure that all communication is done through eBay messaging, for evidence. Hopefully he'll be reasonable and accept it back. He should pay the significant postage too, which will be interesting to see. Good luck with that.
 
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Oh, definitely report it to the seller first, or you'll be on a hiding to nothing. And make sure that all communication is done through eBay messaging, for evidence. Hopefully he'll be reasonable and accept it back. He should pay the significant postage too, which will be interesting to see. Good luck with that.
I was going to do that anyway ,i all ways do it through eBay, It is not working so no problem i will get a refund,i had the same problem with a PC that had the same problem nothing working.There is one thing the* Power Led*and *GND*were not connected .People on here say they don,t need to be connected is that right?They were not connected when i got the PC.He will have to pay the postage as it is not working.Thanks again for all your help. :)Because I would tell the seller there was no loose connections in the case.And that the only things that were not connected were the *Power Led*and *GND*which were not connected when i received it from you.I understand they are not needed to be connected anyway.
 
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@Greenslade It's true, the power led doesn't have to be connected for the PC to work. GND normally means ground, but the context isn't clear here. In the general context, the PC is grounded when the internal power connectors are plugged in and it's connected to the wall socket.
 
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@Greenslade It's true, the power led doesn't have to be connected for the PC to work. GND normally means ground, but the context isn't clear here. In the general context, the PC is grounded when the internal power connectors are plugged in and it's connected to the wall socket.
Thanks for confirming that ,i will go and buy a tape gun and get the ball rolling for a refund. :)
 
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I will jave to buy some packing tape

I think i will have to get a tape gun because the PC is a big beast. :( It is all ways handy to have a tape gun.

gives me time to buy a tape gun ,it is a big box to tape up

I will get a Hand-Held Tape Dispenser 50M X 50MM i will get em extra tape for it

got to get a tape gun dispencer ,As i will need a lot of tape as it is a big beast.

i will go and buy a tape gun

Still unsure if OP is planning on buying a tape gun, need more info on that... :D
 
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I advise the OP to buy a tape gun. :D
 
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Sent a message to the seller after that a sent a message to eBay asking for a return.The seller got back to me and he said ,whats that got to do with the PC not working?Then he said did i switch it on? o_ODoes he think i am an idiot?o_OThen he said it was all working when it left his workshop.

Still unsure if OP is planning on buying a tape gun, need more info on that... :D
Sorry abouit repeating myself.o_O

I advise the OP to buy a tape gun. :D
I have it now,you will be glad to know.I just want ebay to say i can send it back for a refund
 
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Sent a message to the seller after that a sent a message to eBay asking for a return.The seller got back to me and he said ,whats that got to do with the PC not working?Then he said did i switch it on? o_ODoes he think i am an idiot?o_OThen he said it was all working when it left his workshop.
The irony is that he might be telling the truth. However, it's still the seller's problem until the buyer confirms it works.

It looks like he's gonna put up a fight, so I hope it works out for you and please keep us informed on here.
 
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The irony is that he might be telling the truth. However, it's still the seller's problem until the buyer confirms it works.

It looks like he's gonna put up a fight, so I hope it works out for you and please keep us informed on here.
That could be the case, but the fact is it is not working my end the buyer is all way right on ebay end of story.He had collection in person he should have gone for that,I was surprised he offered me it at a discount with free shippong.o_O
 
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That could be the case, but the fact is it is not working my end the buyer is all way right on ebay end of story.He had collection in person he should have gone for that,I was surprised he offered me it at a discount with free shippong.o_O

Contact ebay directly, the dumbass will be forced to pay out.
 
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Contact ebay directly, the dumbass will be forced to pay out.

Contact ebay directly, the dumbass will be forced to pay out.
I got in touch with the seller, Before i told ebay i wanted a refund for the pc.
ebay community
*it's your responcibility to get an item as described to buyer, buyer has no responciblity to fix it.*. To true :)
best to refund apon return.buyer protection complaints count against you as a seller .
 
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Yup, they can eventually be banned to include their ip addresses and carrier through even vpn...
 
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through even vpn...
Off-topic, but is this true? What identifier would they use? AFAIK web servers don’t really have a way to prevent access beyond IP and geo-blocking, but maybe I’m missing something?
 

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Yes i have the only cabals not connected are the *GND* and *Power Led*which were not connected anyway.See photo.
those zalman fan controllers can go bad, i had one that somehow altered the 12V rail from the PSU and caused a lot of issues.

And uh, is the PSU switched on?
 
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those zalman fan controllers can go bad, i had one that somehow altered the 12V rail from the PSU and caused a lot of issues.

And uh, is the PSU switched on?
Think the PSU is fine. Earlier in the thread he showed some photo's of the system powered on. I think the problem is that it's not booting up properly.
 
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Contact ebay directly, the dumbass will be forced to pay out.

Think the PSU is fine. Earlier in the thread he showed some photo's of the system powered on. I think the problem is that it's not booting up properly.
Thats wrong that picture was the sellers ,i never got any lights or anything i got sweet FA every time i tried with the basic trouble shooting . :(I had a simuler thing five with Mac Mini the seller had pictiures of it working,when i got it did not work when i tiold him,he said lets take a claim out against the Post office and say it was damaged in the post .o_OHe got a letter sent to me from the post office init i would have show proof of the damage,it was total madness.The guys a con artest,i never him in ebay again.He had sold high price guitars and amps.As you all know the Mini is a very small PC.
 
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