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    My old PC just randomly decided to switch off during an install of windows 7.

    I was setting it up for my old dear and that, and while it was installing, I left it.
    Came back to check it after 10 minutes or so, and the machine was off...

    I tried switching back on, but nothing.
    The strange thing is... the memory card reader is plugged into the mobo, and it still shows a red light (which it always does when the power cable is plugged into the PC - the PC doesn't need to be turned on for that red light)

    So I tried unplugging the power lead, plugged it back in, and still the same... but when I did it this time, the power light blinks on for like a milisecond and switches off. After that, the green light doesn't do anything no matter how many times I push the on switch.
    It only seems to blink when I take the power lead out and put it back in.

    I've opened the PC, hoovered the lot out. Unplugged and reseated everything, taken out all the ram, PCI cards etc, but always the same problem.

    I can't figure out what is wrong with it...
    Like it could be the PSU... but what is feeding power to the mobo to light up the memory card reader?
    Or it could be the mobo... but again, how is the light coming on the memory card reader if the mobo is shot? (as it is plugged directly into the board).

    I've unplugged all the jumpers and re-plugged them in too, but no dice.

    Any ideas what is wrong with it, and what I need to replace?
    Not enough power from the PSU or something? but enough to power the mem card reader?
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