Posted 11 June 2006 - 08:32 AM
Was trying to resurrect an old desktop for my wife's scrabooking hobby to run a gizmo called Wishblade. It's an old PII 350 running W98SE. Not really having any problems, cleaned off some old programs, added a wireless network card, put on some of her programs.
When I was all finished I went to shut it down so I could dissassemble it and carry it upstairs. Computer said it was OK to turn off the power, which I did.
Noise stopped (fans, hard drives) and the monitor went blank....BUT the lights on the front panel of the computer stayed on (green on light, hard drive light, turbo light).
Pulled the power plug and the lights still stayed on.
Pulled the CMOs battery and the lights stayed on.
So there is no power to the computer but the lights are staying on. I'm hoping that this is just a bad PSU. The fan in the PSU did not run when power was reapplied, but the computer would not respond to the on/off switch or the reset button either.
Time to upgrade or just a PSU swap out??