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  1. DrkSdBls

    DrkSdBls Thread Starter

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    OK. Awhile back I posted that after the first Hurricane down here, my Power Supply started to Fritz out on me from time to time. Well, shortly after that, We got hit the second time and at that point, My Power Supply quit completely. I tried turning it on and nothing! Only a slight hum from the back.

    Well, got a new one like was suggested but, at first, when I plugged it up and turned it on the Fans started going and all the "Bells and Whistles" started but that was it. My monitor wouldn't work and my Drives wouldn't boot. Then my Speaker started Beeping! Long, continous Beeps like a Error beep or something. I thought "Oh no. The storm must have blown out my MotherBoard." So, I left it alone, contemplating what I should do next. A couple days later, I decided to check it out again and, after unpluging the new PS and pluging it back up, I tried it again and suddenly it worked. Don't know what happened but it suddenly worked fine........... Or so I thought.

    Now, every so often, the power to my computer keeps flicking on and off, worse then it did before the first time I posted! Sometimes, the power will flick off again hardly before it has reloaded!

    Now I'm lost! I can do anything for very long with it like this. HELP!!!
     
  2. junker39

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    Sounds like a power problem from the wall plug on back to maybe the breaker box. If you know how, check the breaker connections and wires in the plug. If you are not totally aware of the procedures, hire an electrician to check it out. BTW, if you are using a surge protector, try running your system without to ensure that is not the problem. Good luck.
     
  3. shadowcat

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    You also may want to invest in a UPS (uninterruptable power supply) like the ones by APC. It gives you a few minutes of steady electricity for you to power down the computer properly in the event of brown/black outs.
     
  4. DrkSdBls

    DrkSdBls Thread Starter

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    After a little testing, I've come to the conclusion that there is some Interruption somewhere on the motherboard. I disconnected everything besides the motherboard and found that, even though there's power running through the Power Supply, the CPU Fan seam to have had difficulty getting power to it.

    And now, it still seams to "Hiccup" every so often.

    Oddly enough, the Built-in Speaker is starting to make really odd noises. The Powersupply too. At least, I think it's coming from there. I can't quite tell.
     
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