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power supply failure???

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bob_greenock, Jul 16, 2006.

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  1. bob_greenock

    bob_greenock Thread Starter

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    hi guys, my friend phoned me tonight to go round and have a look at his computer that he was having problems with.

    he said the computer was working fine last night but when he switched it on today it wasnt booting up and was asking for a disk or something, i automatically assumed that he had a hardisk problem n told him to power it down and i would be round to have a look at it.

    i went round earlier tonight and the computer wouldnt switch on when pressing the power button.

    checked the power cable and that it was turned on at the back of the tower, do i have a power supply failure?
     
  2. magtech

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    not sure , it sounds like it could be , what is the configuration( how many hd dvd mem ) it is possible that he is pulling to much power and yet it is still possible that the drive is beginning to fail


    good luck
     
  3. bob_greenock

    bob_greenock Thread Starter

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    the computer is over 3 years old m8, dont think the spec is all that good.

    my thoughts are that maybe the PSU was on its way out and wasnt powering the HDD at first then just went altogether.
     
  4. ~Candy~

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    Have you tried physically unplugging the power cable, then plugging it back in and try to start it again?
     
  5. bob_greenock

    bob_greenock Thread Starter

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    sure did, left it out for 5 mins, tried another 1 that i knew was working and still the same issue
     
  6. ~Candy~

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    Could be the switch. Could be the power supply. Could be the motherboard. Time to start swapping parts.
     
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