Power Supply ATX 500W failure.

  destan 05 Apr 12
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Just had the mains power, subscriber unit, changed in my house. PC shutdown, connected to surge protector. Electrician finished and left. 2 Days later I go to switch on pc, dead, nothing, no whirr, no leds, no beeps, surge protector showing normal, 240v at cable to pc, no output from power supply.

ASUS P5K SE/EPU, Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.00GHz Dual Core Geforce 8800 GTS 640MB PCIe, 500GB 7200RPM Hard Disk, Vista Ultimate.

Is there a reset or changeable fuse within a CASECOM ATX500W? Or would you say it was goosed? Looking to upgrade pc with a higher power graphics card EVGA NVIDIA GTX 680 so would it be prudent to replace current PSU with an uprated,say, 750W PSU. Your advice is always greatly received.

Stan

  KRONOS the First 05 Apr 12
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Is there a reset or changeable fuse within a CASECOM ATX500W? No.

You will need to upgrade your PSU and to something a little more decent. 750W will be more than enough.To put it bluntly Casecom are rubbish.

  destan 05 Apr 12

Chronos, thanks for your reply. How do I find the correct type to replace, is it just the voltage details on the case or the amount of cables from it?. Cheers. Stan

  KRONOS the First 05 Apr 12

If you have a standard case then pretty much any PSU will fit. You can either go for a modular one.Which basically means that you only need to attach cables to the PSU that you actually need, except for the main mobo power connectors which are fixed. I prefer this type as I prefer a tidy inside case and do not want cables I am not using lying about at the bottom. But these tend to be more expensive than the none modular which of course have every cable fixed to the PSU.

I myself will be shortly upgrading my PSU as,like you I am upgrading to a 680GTX and am currently researching various options.

  destan 05 Apr 12

Chronos, thanks, have just ordered an XFX PRO 750W ATX PSU 8X SATA QUIET PC POWER SUPPLY UNIT EASYRAIL TECHNOLOGY NEW from Amazon, not found anything against it, unless you know better? Thanks.

  Terry Brown 05 Apr 12

Have you actually tried plugging in the computer without the surge protector - i.e. direct from mains plug to computer. Although the Surge protector looks OK, it may have a problem.

Or there may be a simpler solution- Have you checked the fuse in the PC power cable?, in case that has blown.

Terry

  Terry Brown 05 Apr 12

Sorry - did not read query properly

  destan 12 Apr 12

New PSU fitted, up and running, now with enough power to upgrade Mobo, Processor and Graphics, In time. Thanks. REgards

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