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Old 12-11-2006, 05:06 PM   #1
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Hi, recently one of my pcs doesn't always turn on, or you have to leave the socket switched on for quite a while before you can press the button and power it on. Sometimes it flashes amber. It now doesn't come on at all. I though it could be the battery because for ages it used to say system battery low when you turned it on, so i replaced it with a battery from another pc, which was the same model but CR2032 (not the same make though). Still it doesn't make a difference. I beleive it must be either a PSU failure, a motherboard failure or a front power pannel failure as there is NO sign of life. However when I open it up inside, the and turn it on the PWR led turns on and when I turn the pc off the LED inside turns off after a few seconds. So I presume that the PSU is working. The pc is a DELL 8250. What suggestions would any of you people make. I presume it's not any of the 4 ram cards, nor the hard drive or the other drives, sound card or video card, as the pc would still turn on.
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Pull the side panel off and check and make sure all the wires from your psu are connected to your components. I wouldn't think its your psu if its led turns on and off as you hit the power button. I could be wrong just check your connections and make sure something didn't come unplugged resulting in no power to a crucial part needed to make your computer work.
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Old 12-11-2006, 05:35 PM   #3
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I wouldn't think its your psu if its led turns on and off as you hit the power button
Not the front power button, I mean the wall mains socket. Pressing the front button has no effect on the PWR Led at all
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