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Question PC not booting after power outage

Buildoman

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Hello, a power outage happened last night while my computer was off and it will no longer turn on. There is a small light visible on the GPU, but no fans or other lights.

So far ive-
Cleared CMOS (removed battery)
Tried a different PSU (no success)
Reseated all cables + ram

Only semi-success I had was shorting the power pins which did turn fans on briefly, and peripherals lit up but then all turned off very quickly.

Computer is less than a year old so nothing should have worn out yet. Any idea what’s causing this?
 

Ferimer

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Hello, a power outage happened last night while my computer was off and it will no longer turn on. There is a small light visible on the GPU, but no fans or other lights.

So far ive-
Cleared CMOS (removed battery)
Tried a different PSU (no success)
Reseated all cables + ram

Only semi-success I had was shorting the power pins which did turn fans on briefly, and peripherals lit up but then all turned off very quickly.

Computer is less than a year old so nothing should have worn out yet. Any idea what’s causing this?
What is your PSU that you were using and the PSU you used differently?
 

Buildoman

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What is your PSU that you were using and the PSU you used differently?
First one was an EVGA that has been in the system, tested it with a coolmax one I had lying around. Same results for both.

I did the paper clip trick and both seemed to be functional (fan was spinning)
 

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