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Fuse Or Breaker Blown?


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#1 swan hunter

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 07:06 PM

I have an older HP Pavilion XT868 SYS #P3974A Windows ME
I have switched over to a newer computer and keep the old one around to retrieve the occasional file from the past that I might need. I turned it on a little while ago and it powered up for a few seconds and went dead.
The little green led in the back isn't burning either. Is there a fuse or reset somewhere in these things? I pulled the side panel and nothing jumped out at me! :thumbsup:
My power strip shows power and I tried plugging directly into the outlet too.

Thanks

Edited by swan hunter, 30 January 2008 - 07:07 PM.


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Posted 30 January 2008 - 07:40 PM

It's possible that the power supply or Motherboard is going dead.

If either is the case, then you may want to get an External Hard drive case for the HDD in that old machine
and connect it to the new machine. Then you can typically get rid of the old computer unless you have multiple
peaces of hardware that are worth saving or multiple harddrives.

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 08:06 PM

Try resetting the on/off switch on the power supply?

Any fans turning?

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 08:11 PM

It's possible that the power supply or Motherboard is going dead.

If either is the case, then you may want to get an External Hard drive case for the HDD in that old machine
and connect it to the new machine. Then you can typically get rid of the old computer unless you have multiple
peaces of hardware that are worth saving or multiple harddrives.


To clarify: you will need an enclosure. You put your hard drive in the enclosure and connect it to USB port. Once connected, you can view/retrieve files and folders. It's also a good back-up tool.

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 08:21 AM

Here's a nice "tap" that I use. It's worked so well that the boss at work bought 2 of them for us to use.

This link has a video embedded - so it may be slow-loading!
http://www.cooldrives.com/saandidehadr1.html
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Posted 01 February 2008 - 11:00 AM

If I went with the "cool gear" adapter, How would I find my E-mail's. I can never find e-mails in a file search!!!

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 11:10 AM

C:\Documents and Settings\Name\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{7B9BFF3F-2AC1-4670-A00B-3B1E7A59669D}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

they hide mail many places

John, that's a neat adapter, does it make hot cocoa?

Edited by DaChew, 01 February 2008 - 11:11 AM.

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 10:16 AM

No hot cocoa - but mine has a neat little "Backup" button that I'm afraid to try! :thumbsup:
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