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Power Supply

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Funkyecat, Apr 8, 2010.

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  1. Funkyecat

    Funkyecat Thread Starter

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    The past 2 days when I start my computer either nothing will happen or it briefly starts then stops. Does this sound like my power supply?

    Once it is up and running, I have no problems.
     
  2. win2kpro

    win2kpro

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    The 1st 3 things that come to mind are;

    #1-Power supply

    #2-Defective motherboard capacitors

    #3-Defective motherboard start circuitry
     
  3. Jack Hackett

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    another less sinister thing it may be
    Flat or dying BIOS battery
     
  4. Funkyecat

    Funkyecat Thread Starter

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    1- If motherboard capacitors are bad, how can the computer run at all? She runs fine once started.
    2- Why would the Bios battery cause the PSU to shutdown within 2-3 seconds.

    Most likely it is the PSU.
     
  5. win2kpro

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    Although my 1st choice was a defective power supply a motherboard most definitely will run for a time with failing capacitors. Erratic operation is one of the signs of failing capacitors.
     
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