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    Default It appears my Corsair HX1050 is a bit dead...

    This is from a 2009 build where the original PSU was the HX1000, which became faulty, and RMA'd and got the HX1050 as a replacement.

    It is just a spare PC (or was) for family like my daughter who needs to print stuff off, and keeps her and others away from my 2016 build, which is just for me....

    The problem is:

    I turn on the PC via the HX1050 PSU mains switch, which then fires up the fans, and clicks and shuts down, to try again in a couple of seconds, which then shuts down again, rinse and repeat into this loop.

    So I am assuming that it has lived its life, and doesn't want to perform for me any more.

    Would this be correct ?

    I do have a spare HX620, which as far as I know works, and could try that when I have the time and energy to try it out, as it would be on the list of things to do along with the painful experience of reinstalling Windows 10 on my 2016 PC, as I have settled for Windows 7 for now, as it works.

    It used to work with the components of an Abit Fatal!ty board, i7 920, 8 gigs of Corsair DDR 3 RAM, 2 x Gigabyte 6870OC cards, Creative Labs USB sound card, etc., and I don't really want to dump it as being obsolete.

    Anyway, thanks...
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    Disconnect it from the PC and test it with a paper clip and a DMM?

    Or just try the spare PSU.

    Turning on and shutting off is rarely a PSU issue. Could very well be a protection latching the PSU off because something else has died and has created an open circuit/short.

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    Could also be the board.

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    Thank you for taking the time to reply.

    It happened suddenly one day when daughter wanted to print out some patterns or something, so being a good Dad, I let her use mine whilst I found something else to do.


    I will also remove and reseat the memory, just in case.

    I think that chucking in my HX620 will be a good enough try out, but if that doesn't work then as suggested it could be the motherboard.

    If the HX620 doesn't start it up, then I guess it is scrap, and will just remove things like the HDD's and Sata cables for spares, as there is not a lot left to be of any use, even the DDR3 memory, as my current PC uses DDR4.

    Or maybe I could sell some parts at a boot sale, but 9 year old stuff is probably not interesting now.

    It is some 9 years old now, and did stirling service until a week or so ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron View Post
    It is some 9 years old now, and did stirling service until a week or so ago.
    Most of my computers are 8-9 years old and still doing sterling service, although some power supplies needed new secondary capacitors; the same might be true for you.
    Last edited by ashiekh; 04-13-2018 at 09:45 AM.

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    Thanks.
    When I get around to trying out the HX620 and find it doesn't work, then I shall give up as I am not going to spend any money on it......which I don't have.. Then I have to decide what to do with the innards of the PC..

    But if I does work, and the PC springs back to life, then it will do its duty as a spare machine.
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    I have a PC of the same era that turned out to have a bad mother-board; $24 got me a new one (with postage), so even a bad mother-board does not necessarily mean a lot of money.
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    Thanks again for your post....

    Decided to tackle re-installing windows 10 first - what a pain, bust slowly getting there.
    Once I have finished installing some software and a couple of games, and running it for a few days, and if all is well, then I shall have a go at my 'old' PC.

    But thanks for taking an interest.
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    To save yourself some trouble you might want to go for an early version of the Spring Creators Update; one of the biggest problems with my old PCs is installing Windows 10, it rarely goes smoothly.
    Last edited by ashiekh; 04-14-2018 at 10:35 AM.

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    Ha, windows 10, which at the moment I am trying to knock into shape....
    Before my 'old' PC ran Win 10 (and Win7) just fine, and used it daily, and for playing World of Tanks.
    For 'safety' I also had it cloned on to a similar ssd, a Samsung 950 Pro Nvme drive, so save me the hassle of re-installing W10.
    However after some MS updates when booting it up, I found that although my programmes were listed as normal, none of them would work.
    So I booted up the clone drive and found that it somehow was the exact mirror of the previous drive, meaning both were useless.
    So being rather put out, and none of my 'fixes' worked, I formatted both drives and got rid of W10.....this was just after Xmas 2017.

    So now I am trying again...

    I have had no requests from daughter to print stuff off, so once I have finished the current Win 10, then I shall turn my attention to the 'old' PC to see if I can get it working again, which has drives with Vista (which is obsolete now), Win 7 and Win10 on it.........if they still work...
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