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Posted: 10/26/2010 7:22:56 AM EDT
Yes, it's plugged in. Punching the on button does nothing. It's several years old. How do I check the power supply?
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:25:35 AM EDT
I had this happen once and resolved the problem by sticking in a new power supply. ymmv.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:33:05 AM EDT
As you said, PSU.

New one can be had cheap.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:35:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By machinisttx:
Yes, it's plugged in. Punching the on button does nothing. It's several years old. How do I check the power supply?

Jump it with a paper clip. Look it up.


Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:36:12 AM EDT
Do a search on the internet, But IIRC I jumped the gray and purple wires in the atx plug from the supply with a wire and tested the rest with a multimeter according to the output ratings that are usualy marked on the psu case.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:57:15 AM EDT
unplug everything let it set a few min , restart if nothing happens it most likely the power supply went bad
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:57:43 AM EDT
I hate computers, all kinds.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:58:39 AM EDT
is the surge suppressor turned on?
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:59:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By david_g17:
is the surge suppressor turned on?



Now that would be some shit.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 8:01:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By david_g17:
is the surge suppressor turned on?


First thing I checked. We had some storms blow through last night, thought they might have tripped.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 8:05:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By putiton11:
unplug everything let it set a few min , restart if nothing happens it most likely the power supply went bad


Plus after it's all unhooked/unplugged....hold the power button in for a minute
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 5:01:48 PM EDT
I bought a new power supply, but it doesn't have all the cables I need...like the one that goes to the hard drive. Guess I'll have to make another trip.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 5:03:32 PM EDT
Can you get into safe mode?
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 5:07:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By koorva:
Can you get into safe mode?


It wouldn't even turn on....
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 5:09:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By machinisttx:

Originally Posted By koorva:
Can you get into safe mode?


It wouldn't even turn on....


Maybe buy it a drink and talk sultry to it?

TRG
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 5:20:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 5:25:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By machinisttx:
I bought a new power supply, but it doesn't have all the cables I need...like the one that goes to the hard drive. Guess I'll have to make another trip.


Yup.

But hey... You don't have a nasty old junker laying around that you can scrounge the PSU out of?

It doesn't necessarily have to fit pretty, it just needs the right plugs comin' out. I've even had the components of one computer running off of 2 different PSU's temporarily. It's ugly and makes a mess of the desk, but it works.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 5:28:13 PM EDT
First unplug it from the wall for a minute, after that its prob your psu.
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