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Tecknomage
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      06-29-2009
On Sat, 27 Jun 2009 11:06:35 +0100, "Dejacq" <(E-Mail Removed)>
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> My desktop power light is on but nothing else. It won't boot up, won't turn
> off etc.
> It will be the PSU right?



Depends.

Do you get at least one beep on power up?
If you do, this mean your BIOS Initialized, you just have no video.

Do you get MORE than one beep? Do the beeps sound like Morris Code?
This indicates a major hardware failure in POST...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power-on_self-test

Now if you do NOT get any of the above, as another reply indicates,
you will get this symptom if your motherboard is blown.


As to your PSU, which COULD be the problem:

Open your system (with power off of course) so you can see the
motherboard. Turn ON. Some motherboards have LEDs that light for
each DC voltage (+5, -5, +12, -12, and some have a +5 Standby), see if
yours does. By the way, the +5 Standby is the LED that stays on even
when your system is shutdown (as long as AC is on to your PSU), it's
like the standby on your remote TV or Surround Sound System.

As other replys say, you can use a multimeter to check your PSU
voltages, very carefully, at the Main Power Plug and the separate CPU
Power Plug (4-pin, brown/yellow wires). Below page has a very good
pin-out diagrams:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_power_supply






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