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#1 Michaelx

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 08:15 AM

Anyone know where exactly I can check to see on my windows 1995 compaq presario computer for the power supply information? In other words, where on the power supply is the information that is required in order to purchase the right power supply located at, what should I be looking for?

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 09:27 AM

Can you tell us what model Presario you have?

This will help us point you in the right direction. Many older Compaq's used a proprietary power supply. A presario running Windows 95 may be one of these.

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 12:08 PM

The model number sure would help as techextreme says.
Some are proprietary

Windows will not show you any information on the power supply
You have to open the case and possibly take it out.
Theres a sticker on the power supply that will show you the wattage and possibly the model number.

If it is standard power supply they run ~45 bucks
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#4 Michaelx

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 07:50 AM

Hi thanks for your responses. Alright, where would I check for the exact model number of the computer? The Computer is quite old and I cannot turn it on anymore.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 08:51 AM

Most of the older presario's had a model number directly on the front of the machine. Usually right under the name Presario.

Some also had a model number on a sticker either on the top or side.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 08:44 AM

Providing its a tower or desktop system then I would have thought that any power supply would fit they are a standard fitment. I fitted a new one a few months ago to my old computer. This was the second one that I've fitted in 12 years. We had a power cut one day when the computer was connected. When the power came back on the computer wouldn't startup. I checked the power supply that that was duff.

I went to my computer store and brought a new power supply. They also suggested I used a power surge multi-block to prevent this happening in the future. The original one was a 250w the first new one was a 300w. The last one I fitted was a 450w and they all work. Its been ok ever since. :thumbsup:

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