So I'm working on my aunt's pc right now. A few weeks ago, I replaced her hard drive (it died) with a new one.
Old HD: +5V 0.65a +12V 0.42a ; New HD: +5V 0.72a +12V 0.52a.
Suddenly, this morning she is unable to start the computer. I intervene, trying a number of options to determine as to what's going on. Also, by 'unable to start' I mean it won't turn on. The lights don't come on, don't blink, the hard drive doesn't spin, no fans, NADA. The only activity is the green light in the back by the power cord. SO. Through some internet research I determined the power supply itself was probably ok, due to that light. I found that it could be another piece of hardware and to do a trial/error test. Considering I just recently (couple weeks) replaced the HD, decided to try that. Unplugged that, plugged in the cord, hit the power button and it came on. Turned it off, plugged in the HD, hit the power button. NOTHING.
So. Problem. Is this extra wattage from the new HD overpowering what the power supply is capable of handling? She has an HP Pavillion Slimline s3500f. Is it necessary to replace the power supply with something that can handle more? Is there any other way to deal with this besides spending $? lol
HP Pavilion Slimline s3500f --
Edited by DarkLiter, 12 August 2011 - 09:37 PM.