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Abnormally long time for PC to get power


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#1 suvarghyadutta

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 11:23 AM

Dear all,

My PC is connected to the power source via a UPS. For the last one month I am finding that it is taking a long time (more than 15 minutes) between the UPS switch on and the CPU switch on. I have tried to eliminate the UPS and make the power supply directly from the power socket in the wall. Even then I have to wait for a minimum 15 minutes before I can switch on the CPU.
If I try to switch the CPU before that time then the 'green power-on light' on the CPU keeps flickering and nothing else happens.
Can someone please guide me as to how to resolve this issue?
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#2 hamluis

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 05:48 PM

Hi :thumbsup:.

I think I would have bought a new PSU when this first happened, particularly so if it occurred without the intermediary UPS.

At the very least, I suggest taking the PSU out of that system and momentarily (all you need is a minute or two) switch it to another system. The alternate method (switching a PSU in to your system) would also be good as a way of confirming/refuting any doubts you might have re the rest of the system.

Testing a PSU by switching is normally quick and easy, which is the way I like diagnosing :flowers:.

Some of the other members/visitors can tell you alternative ways of checking your PSU.

Louis

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 03:46 AM

Hello hamluis,

Many thanks for your kind advises and suggestion. I have changed the power supply and now the PC is working fine. Thanks.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 12:49 PM

Glad you solved it successfully, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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