Oh Fuckit - Grin with cat attached
|Oh Fuckit||Mar. 28th, 2004 08:58 pm|
My desktop windows box has just joined my laptop in the land of Dead. It appears that the PSU has died.|
Since this happened while I was away over the weekend, I therefore can't read any mail sent since about 10am GMT on Saturday, and haven't read LJ in about the same time period - I may not be able to catch up on this for a while so if anything needs my attention, SMS me.
I will therefore be going to buy a new ATX PSU tomorrow.
Can I just buy any ATX PSU of the same or greated power rating? Anything I should watch out for - is it more sense to buy a new case while I'm at it? Are all PSUs created equal?
Considering I don't have time to wait for mail order, sources are most likely Maplin or PC World.
Process when I turned the PC back on after shutdown for the weekend:
PSU fan does not fire
No BIOS sounds
Monitor does not activate (powered by seperate mains input, but signal from my PC)
HDD in cradle grinds a bit, in disturbing fashion, HDD & power lights flicker.
Power down, remove cover re-apply power:
Nothing - no fans, no lights
Power down, remove primary PSU connection to motherboard; replace with connection (after checking cable layout matches) from old 235W PSU in other case. CPU fans spin, (HDDs not plugged in), monitor does not light.
Thus I assume it's a PSU failure, but that my 235W PSU doesn't have the kick to power the CPU properly.
Should I expect any damage to MB/CPU/HDDs via this fault/procedure? Is my analysis valid?
TIA for advice.