Posted 25 August 2006 - 10:18 PM
I have a 5-year old Gateway desktop computer. Its power supply broke 4 years ago. The only way to keep the computer from overheating to remove the side and have a oscillating fan cool it. So I decided it was time to replace the power supply.
However, the computer no longer boots up after I installed the new power supply distributed by CompUSA. I noticed than with the original power supply, the 20 pin connection to the motherboard has a wire missing. So there are only 19 wires leading from the power supply to the 20 pin connector. I thought this was strange. Since the new power supply, has 20 wires. Could this be the problem?
Please help. I would rather try to fix the exisitng computer, despite it's years of service.
Thank you. Much appreciated.