PC won't turn on after shutting it down last night.

Groxxy

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Hi everyone. Turned my computer of two nights ago and it was working fine no obvious defects then I tried to turn it on yesterday but it would boot. All I hear is a single tick from the PSU. If it helps the motherboard power switch is on so I am not sure what is wrong with it. At first I thought it was the cpu fan header as it was lose but it then still didn't work so I am not sure anymore...
 

Groxxy

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I just copied it from my pcpartpicker list
CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (Purchased For £227.99)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (Purchased For £85.32)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (Purchased For £129.98)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (Purchased For £111.98)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For £76.50)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For £56.64)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case (Purchased For £114.59)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For £130.01)
Optical Drive: Pioneer BDR-S09XLT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer (Purchased For £58.76)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter (Purchased For £27.26)
Case Fan: NZXT FZ-200mm LED 103.0 CFM 200mm Fan (Purchased For £14.59)
Case Fan: NZXT FZ-200mm LED 103.0 CFM 200mm Fan (Purchased For £14.59)
Other: HP Pavilion 23 inch Diagonal IPS LED Backlit Monitor (Purchased For £164.99)
Other: HP Pavilion 23 inch Diagonal IPS LED Backlit Monitor (Purchased For £164.99)
Other: HP Pavilion 23 inch Diagonal IPS LED Backlit Monitor (Purchased For £164.99)

What I don't get is it was working fine for about 2 months and then bam it stops. I can't find an explanation for that.
 

hans_pcguy

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If you hear a tick from the psu when you try to start up, this is the breaker in the psu kicking out BECAUSE THERE IS A SHORT IN THE SYSTEM. It could be in the psu itself or in any of the wiring or the motherboard itself. But trust me it is a short. It might be as simple as an unplugged connector from the psu touching some metal somewhere or it could be inside the psu. Good luck finding it. I would start with opening up the PC and just carefully looking for anything that might be causing it. Then you can start hunting it down by the process of elimination. You can disconnect the power plugs to the mother board and shunting the green wire to a black wire in the plug (with it unplugged) and then plugging it in. If the power supply goes on, and stays on, you know that the problem is not in the power supply itself. If you are afraid to do that without better instructions you can google testing psu and finding a video on it.
 

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