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    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.

  • #2
    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?
    sigh... one for the archives eh vbulletin?

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    • #3
      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
      rc forums looking for cabinet pc atx power supply for 12/5 volt for mame cabinet and turn it on
      if your new to electronics and

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      • #4
        ok , just checked the capacitors - no leaks.

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        • #5
          There has been ALOT of capacitor issues going round lately
          sigh... one for the archives eh vbulletin?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by nigelicious View Post
            There has been ALOT of capacitor issues going round lately
            lately? been going on a lot longer than lately.
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            • #7
              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 )
              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

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              • #8
                Originally posted by The Pinny Parlour View Post
                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
                sigh... one for the archives eh vbulletin?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by AdamC View Post
                  ok , just checked the capacitors - no leaks.
                  check the ones in the power supply as well
                  rc forums looking for cabinet pc atx power supply for 12/5 volt for mame cabinet and turn it on
                  if your new to electronics and

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