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Power Supply Issues...

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#1 Djkraz


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Posted 03 February 2009 - 03:45 PM

Hi All!

Someone from work gave me a few computers that have viruses and what not. Two of the computers that she gave me have power supply issues. My may concern is one right now. I installed a working power supply into the E-Machines t3418 (AMD Sempron 3000 and 512mb of RAM)...I know E-Machines is known for there crappy components (ah hem, power supply). So my question is if the new power supply isn't getting any power thru the internals then what else could it be? I want to say motherboard. I need a second or several opinions.

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#2 Sterling14


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Posted 03 February 2009 - 07:02 PM

If you're positive that all your connections are secure, and the new power supply works fine, then I would most likely think it's the motherboard. Besides power supplies, motherboards are another big component companies go cheap on to save money.
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Posted 03 February 2009 - 08:53 PM

one last thing. test the power switch . you can unplug it from the motherboard and use a screwdriver to jump the two pins then remove it.

also test power supply by jumping green wire with black wire beside it, plug in, turn on and if good it will start.

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