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AdamC
8th May 2008, 08:26 PM
I just re-connected the GF's desktop computer.
Its a Compaq Presario
Celeron 2.6GHZ

When I turn it on , the stand-by light near the power button flashes quickly , and also theres another led on the power supply that flashes as well.
Nothing else happens.

Its been a while since we used it .. i think it mightve been fried in a storm , as we leave the comps on all the time.

Could it be just a stuffed power supply ? or something more ?


P.S. - i DO have power filters on my comps now .. dunno why i didnt have it hooked up when we had the comps in the other room. :unsure

nigelicious
8th May 2008, 08:40 PM
On the IBM power supplies I deal with, if they flash it means a crook PSU.

You could try slotting your PSU into her machine to see if it helps?

@lien_Zed
8th May 2008, 08:41 PM
could be a power supply.... my psu for one of my p4 machines dies the other week... the hdd lights would come on... and that was it.. no beeps nada... i thought the worst, lucky for me.

also check the mobo and look at the tops of the caps and see if any are leaking

http://www.asti-usa.com/support/appnotes/65/2.jpg

here is a photo of leaking capicators

AdamC
8th May 2008, 08:45 PM
ok , just checked the capacitors - no leaks. :)

nigelicious
8th May 2008, 09:05 PM
There has been ALOT of capacitor issues going round lately :x

The Pinny Parlour
8th May 2008, 10:45 PM
There has been ALOT of capacitor issues going round lately :x

lately? been going on a lot longer than lately. :)

_Dan_
8th May 2008, 11:08 PM
You may find that the flashes are giving you a error code. eg. two long flashes followed by four quick flashes = error code 24 etc..
If this is the case it will tell you whats wrong straight away (you just have to find out what the error code means :P )
Personally I would remove all but the essential components (mobo, cpu, hard drive, ram, video card) re-seat the ram and video, try a different power supply. and see how that goes :)

nigelicious
8th May 2008, 11:17 PM
lately? been going on a lot longer than lately. :)

For sure ; I was more referring to me in my day to day job but thats another matter entirely ;)

@lien_Zed
9th May 2008, 08:20 AM
ok , just checked the capacitors - no leaks. :)

check the ones in the power supply as well