pc build power supply issues

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by BlakesterGamer, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. BlakesterGamer

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    hey I am building a pc and I have no graphics card yet this will not be a gaming pc from the start but I got 4gb ddr2 ram and a core 2 duo processor and a dell motherboard and a cpu cooler all in one package so I tried to power it with a 250watt powersupply first try it worked but now it does not so I tried a 300 watt powersupply still same issue and I am wondering if it is the motherboard or the powersupply so what happens now is that when ever I plug the power cord in a orange light will glow on the motherboard fans do not spin and nothing shows on the screen and the green light shows on the power supply I Really need help plz someone help me
     
  2. paulktreg

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    You haven't told us much about your hardware but a 250W power supply should power it up no problem.

    Have you plugged in the 20/24 pin connector and the 4/8 pin ATX connector?

    As a side note some Dell motherboards will only run from a Dell power supply which aren't built to the ATX standard.
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2016
  3. benta

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    As another side note, your keyboard apparently does not support "shift", "," and "."
    You might consider getting that fixed.
     
  4. BlakesterGamer

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    Apr 20, 2016
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    yes I plugged in everything the usb cables and the audio jacks and everything
     
  5. paulktreg

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    Shouldn't there be a full stop after "."? :p
     
  6. roadey_carl

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    Are you using the onboard graphics?

    If it booted the first time then it's unlikely a power supply issue.
    Disconnect EVERYTHING and re-seat the Memory, unplug the Optical drive and Hard drive. Clear the BIOS by shorting the two pins next to the battery of removing the battery and waiting a few minutes.
     
  7. BlakesterGamer

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    Apr 20, 2016
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    ok I am using the integrated graphics and I called my local computer store and the guy there said he could take a look and diagnose it for free so tomorrow I will drop it off there but I will tell him what you said
     
  8. BlakesterGamer

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    Apr 20, 2016
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    hey I never asked where the shift key was on the keyboard people on forums these days ugh they change the subject to much
     
  9. BlakesterGamer

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    ok thanks so much this worked for me
     
  10. roadey_carl

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    You're welcome! Have fun.
     
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