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PC ready to explode and my keyboard refuses to work.


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#1 Master Qiang

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 01:34 PM

Like the title says, can someone help? I have a dell dimension 3000 and I am scared to turn it off because the power supply is about to fail. My keyboard is a wireless that plugs into the USP cable and it stopped working and i am using an on screen keyboard which makes me spend 20 minutes posting my problem. Why wont it work? i have no spar and no money and I am scared to turn off the PC. My computer is slowing to a halt, please help me solve the keyboard problem because I know it gets power due to the light. Also the case around the PC is falling a part. My finger hurts from ciking evry letter thanks. :(

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 01:38 PM

What makes you believe that your PSU is failing?

Have you tried this keyboard on another computer to make sure it's the keyboard that has the problem.

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 01:42 PM

I have been here before about the PCU problem, and no I haven't...it works fine then randomly shuts off.

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 01:53 PM

What make you believe that the PSU is failing?

I have been here before about the PCU problem,


It is beginning to look like we have a problem with the proper names of the components. I'm guessing you meant CPU (Central Processing Unit), not PCU. This still doesn't explain why you believe the PSU (Power Supply Unit) is failing.


Have you tried this keyboard on another computer to determine if the problem is the keyboard or your computer?

no I haven't...it works fine then randomly shuts off.


Have you tried fresh batteries with the keyboard?

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 02:24 PM

Nah,its the PSU. Last time I was here my PC was freezing up and it taken forever to boot up and made weird noises going on and off(still does) I feel kind of dumb now not checking the batteries in the back, I guess I expected the keyboard to work magically. Thanks for solving the keyboard problem, also I did a defrag and hopefully that speeds up my PC some. My PC is so old. How do I check the age of the dell dimension 3000?

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 02:45 PM

You can also do a disk clean up which may improve you speed a little bit.

Glad your keyboard problem was that simple.

I would think that you could Google to see how old your computer is.

What kind of noise is your computer making, and where is it coming from?

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 05:47 PM

I assisted originally with the power supply issue
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic359888.html
The fans are loud and the system will not turn on sometimes

Louis had a good idea suggesting that the power supply be swaped with your father's ssytem to confirm that it is the power supply

What do you mean that the case around the PC is falling apart?
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 09:28 PM

I will look up the making on Google, and the front part of the PC tends to fall off once in a while. I think it might be just about time to retire this piece of junk.




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