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15 year old system no POST


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#1 Karzahni

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Posted 28 May 2016 - 08:00 PM

I'm very sad, this system means a lot to me.

 

It would sometimes power on for a couple of seconds and then go off. I used to only take a couple of goes, but it got worse and worse until now it powers off after a couple seconds every single time. If it did come on, it booted fine.

 

I only have the PSU, speaker and CPU and cooler installed at the moment and it does the same, no beeps. For 15 years this PC has not shown any signs of wear at all.

 

The weird thing is, what I used to have to do when it was getting bad, was I noticed the colder the system was, the harder it was to start. It got to the point where I had to take off the side and place a heater to it for 5 mins, and it would start fine. Like a car not starting cold.

 

Specs:

2001 LEC Science (Optima clone)

Asus P4B-M motherboard

Intel Pentium 4 1.50 GHz

2x256 MB RAM

Gigabyte RIVA TNT2 M64 graphics

Seagate U-Series 20 GB IDE HDD

3.5" Floppy drive

Delta 250W PSU


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Posted 28 May 2016 - 08:11 PM

it is very possible it may just need a new PSU, aside from that getting it back up and running may be a tad costly with such old hardware



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Posted 28 May 2016 - 08:14 PM

it is very possible it may just need a new PSU, aside from that getting it back up and running may be a tad costly with such old hardware

 

Yes. I just thought, there's one thing I could try, the PSU. I tried another I had and now its beeping!

 

At least PSUs are pretty much universal. I mean, the new EVGA one in my main system is even compatible with this system. I'll look into a new one.

 

Thanks anyway for the advice.


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