PSU might be on it's way

  Strawballs 22:16 01 Oct 11
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My daughters PC has 2 hard drives and 2 optical drives, first the second hard drive disappeared so I said reboot and when it came back on it was asking for system disk and I could hear a clicking noise from the drive, so when I tried using the optical drives to run the seagate diagnostic tools both of those were dead. When I unplugged everything except primary drive the clicking had stopped but still would not boot. I have come to the conclusion that the PSU is on it's way out.

Have I overlooked anything obvious?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:17 01 Oct 11

Do you have a spare to try?

  Strawballs 22:21 01 Oct 11

Unfortunately not, but if it's not won't hurt to have a spare.

  rdave13 22:26 01 Oct 11

If it said it couldn't find an OS then I think the C:\ drive has failed.

  Strawballs 22:28 01 Oct 11

So why did D drive go first then all the other drives?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:30 01 Oct 11

Do you have a spare to try?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:32 01 Oct 11

Oops how did that happen?

I think you are correct the psu failing to power the 12v rails to the drives sound favourite

  Strawballs 22:38 01 Oct 11

I will pay a visit to Novatech and let you know how I get on.

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