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PC sometimes won't turn on until I unplug it from the wall for a 30 seconds or so. Faulty PSU?
  • I've had PSUs with odd issues that still worked for the most part, but when I tested them (with my tester) they reflected a weak voltage on one segment or some other failure. But it would still sorta work. These testers do work.

    Mine is very similar to the one in this Corsair PSU testing guide. I think it was $15.

    https://www.corsair.com/us/en/explorer/diy-builder/power-supply-units/how-to-test-a-psu-power-supply-unit/

  • Why do I get so many security alerts? Additional screenshot in comments
  • Nah, this is not really a tech support community, but whatever. (Unless it is a tech support community? I always thought pcmasterrace was supposed to be a hair on the sarcastic side.)

    I just came from the "Is my PSU broken?" thread here. This sub is supposed to be like the reddit sub, but honestly whatever gets posted here is fine with me. As long as it is PC related. I just like seeing something...anything...posted. I am not going back to the other place and want it to work here.

    I am more than happy to help with tech support here as well as read snarky sarcastic PCMR material if it happens to show up. We just have a lack of it atm.

  • PC sometimes won't turn on until I unplug it from the wall for a 30 seconds or so. Faulty PSU?
  • They sell PSU testers for $15-20. I bought one years ago and it still serves me well. You plug in the 24-pin and the other power connectors and it will tell you where it's faults lie. If none, then the motherboard should be scrutinized next.

    Capacitors exist all over your system. They are on nearly every component. Look for them and then look for the bulge out the top. There are reliefs (a big X) in the top of the capacitor to allow it to "blow" out that direction. Sometimes it only bulges and does not blow, but that's enough for failure. If you open your PSU, try not to root around too much with your fingers. Be cautious of the power load that might remain. Visually inspect the caps. It might only be a slight bulge or none at all, but the caps can still die.

    I'd lend you a PSU, so maybe you have a friend close who might too? You may still consider buying a new PSU to allow for future upgrades and put the old one on the shelf as a spare or for other purposes. That is, if the PSU is fine. It is still possible the motherboard is at fault, but again with these symptoms, it would likely be a cap.

    Good luck!

  • Jury rules NFL must pay more than $4 billion to 'Sunday Ticket' subscribers
  • After spending thousands on NFL-ST over the years, (assuming it isn't overturned on appeal) I cannot wait for my coupon entitling me to one small soda and half a hotdog with my nearest stadium.*

    *Offer not valid during NFL season.

  • Car dealerships in North America revert to pens and paper after cyberattacks on software provider
  • I used to have this group of friends that were pretty savvy on finances and negotiations. For fun and sport, they would go to auto dealers and pretend to be interested in a car they had zero intentions of buying. All to hook and reel in the salesman and then decide "no" at the last second and walk off the lot.

    I mean, the idea is humorous and I dislike most auto salesmen too, but I have better things to do.

  • Campaigns Can Now See What You Watch on TV.
  • For insurance to cover it the data tells them whether you are using it or not. If you don’t meet the minimum usage they won’t pay for the machine. Buying it yourself negates that, but they can get spendy.

    Do not buy Philips.

  • arstechnica.com Is the NFL making progress in tackling its concussion crisis?

    Concussion counts are not as objective as they may seem.

    Is the NFL making progress in tackling its concussion crisis?

    A convoluted topic for sure. The NFL has resisted the issue for a long time and they still try to protect the brand. Players also want to play and will sometimes hide symptoms. Concussion numbers are still too high and solutions are evasive. Rules and even helmets have changed, but perhaps if soft-shell helmets (Great Gazoo style!) were used we'd see less concussed players. We would lose those sharp cracking sounds that exemplify the violence of the game, but less CTE and better player health is what we should absolutely be striving for.

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    Matt Ulrich, Super Bowl champion with Colts, dead at 41

    sports.yahoo.com Matt Ulrich, Super Bowl champion with Colts, dead at 41; owner Jim Irsay 'heartbroken'

    Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay announced the news of Matt Ulrich's death on X, formerly Twitter, on Wednesday.

    Matt Ulrich, Super Bowl champion with Colts, dead at 41; owner Jim Irsay 'heartbroken'

    Sad news. Way too young, but no cause of death listed as of yet. I feel for his family.

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