This morning, I was using my computer and turned it off after a couple of hours. Was about to rest when I suddenly remembered that I must finish something online. Tried turning it on but computer doesn't respond anymore.
After some tinkering, I made it light back up by replacing the PSU power cord using the power cord of our printer. Thing is, it won't let me go any further. Stuck in a repairing loop at startup. Had to stop troubleshooting since I don't have enough time.
I've used this computer for more than a year now with no issues. My PSU is a Cougar SL600 and I barely use 400 watts with the components that I have. What's the fix? I'm not exactly comfortable using this printer cord and I feel like it's not supplying enough power to my PC as the mouse and keyboard turns off after a few seconds, restricting me from going to BIOS.
What should I do moving forward? Should I just buy a new power cord or replace the PSU altogether? I know that this isn't exactly the best choice and I am more than willing to get one from a reputable manufacturer. But I want to make sure that this failure really is due to just a bad PSU choice.
Would love to hear your thoughts.
-- edited by iHateElves on Mar 21 2017, 03:16 AM
AC power cords are the same, be it for the printer or the CPU.
I see. Right now i'm sitting in front of my computer waiting for this 'Preparing Automatic Repair' below the loading icon. I believe it has been about 15 minutes. Do i wait for it to repair itself?
Up. Anyone else experienced this in the past? This "Preparing Automatic Repair" issue is giving me laptop results on Google.
If restarting for so many times doesn't work, try reinstalling OS.
remove extraneous stuff like graphics cards and all drives then try again
if it fails, borrow a known good psu and replace