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Is it more of a click, or a snap? Does this happen every time you try?Is the light on the front solid or flashing?
So it does eventually power on normally? Or it just continues this cycle?
Have you done any actual testing on it yet? Is that your intent? Or are you more looking for a diagnosis and repair estimate?
Hearing a snap sounds like a power supply issue with a relay trying to engage but not able to complete.
You'd need to test the voltage outputs on the power supply board while trying to power on, to see if they match the indicated specs. If any are low/missing, replace the power board, if they are present, you'd replace the main board next.
You can leave it connected to start because the main has to trigger the PS to try to start up. You don't necessarily have to see continuous voltages as long as it is outputting the indicated specs as it attempts to boot
And it won't, but you can watch for a momentary spike to check each and work your way through.
No problem, take your time.
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