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Help mistake installing gpu, molex 4pin.

I think I've made a schoolboy error, as I was fitting my new graphics card, i attached two "loose" molex 4 pin connectors together, the computer did not turn on, and still won't do now. Absolutely nothing happens when pressing on switch. Any suggestions on how to get it going again would be much appreciated.

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If you're lucky

In reply to: Help mistake installing gpu, molex 4pin.

If you're lucky all you did was short out your power supply. If you're not so lucky, you made a feedback pulse that took out who knows how many different components on your computer.

To start with, go and get another power supply, because you've almost certainly fried the existing one if I'm understanding what you did correctly.

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Unknown details

In reply to: Help mistake installing gpu, molex 4pin.

You haven't given any details or the gpu, system, you name it. Do you need a gpu power connection?

tada -----Willy Happy

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thanks for your replies

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its a 8800 gt, it needed the power supply connecting to it, did that, then also connected the other end of the splitter to another 4 pin connector.
Its a 450w psu. LED is on on motherboard when plugged in, so it seems there is power there.

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