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Posted 09 June 2009 - 10:01 PM
Posted 09 June 2009 - 10:23 PM
Posted 10 June 2009 - 12:02 PM
That failure can be almost everything in the computer. Shotgunning is a worst way to approach this problem - unless you like to spend money replacing perfectly good parts.
Windows XP computer (older model) will not power up. No lights - nothing. I am thinking power supply went out.
Posted 10 June 2009 - 12:56 PM
Posted 10 June 2009 - 01:04 PM
Posted 10 June 2009 - 01:24 PM
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates.
Posted 10 June 2009 - 07:33 PM
Testing with a multimeter will only tell you if the power supply comes on & give ballpark readings at at a idle.
A PSU can test "good" at a idle & still be bad.
A PSU is under it's heaviest load when the computer is booting up.
The only way to test a PSU & determine if it's actually good is to test it under a load.
That can't be done with a simple multimeter.
It requires an actual PSU tester.
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