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Strange Problem with Power Supply & Power Cord, HELP!

mrlie3

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Hey all,

I got this 4 years old rig with upgraded components except motherboard, dvd drive, HDD, and Power supply. I have no problem using this computer except that sometimes the computer just won't turn on, usually in the morning. Well it's been like that for last couple years and now it won't start booting every morning. =(

I think there is a connection problem with the power cord and the power supply, because I always had to juggle the power cord little bit while repeatedly pressing the power button to get the computer started. When I do that I hear sparks from the power supply, and the computer suddenly starts! At one time I wasn't even doing anything to the computer for a minute after failed attempt to revive it, and it just started to turn on itself!

So what can I do to permanently fix this problem? new power supply? I am using a 500w Earthwatt from Sonata III computer case. Please help me with this!
 

mrlie3

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Get a new power supply and power cord... sparks coming from psu = bad
Do you recommend any power supply for 500+ watts? Also, I believe my antec sonata III computer case is ATX mid tower, so do I have to buy power supply with same size?
 

boggtrotter59

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I'd recommend Corsair, Antec or Seasonic... stay away from cheap generics. Any ATX power supply in that power range will fit. I'd also do it sooner than later as you could pooch your mobo or other components...
 

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