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Dell XPS 2720 died and will not power on

Q: Dell XPS 2720 died and will not power on

My son was playing a game on our Dell XPS 2720 when all of a sudden the computer just died. Now when we press the power button, the power button does not light up and it sounds like the only thing that turns on is the fan for the power supply. There is a small green light at the back of the computer underneath where the power cord is plugged in that is lit. Otherwise, there is no other indication of life. I have tried unplugging the machine and holding down the power button for 15 seconds, but that does nothing.
Anyone have any suggestions of what to try next?
Thanks.

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Hello,
I have a Dell XPS One 2720 (Purchased April 2014) and it suddenly shut down while I was using the computer.  Now there is no power to the unit. The fans do not turn on and the power button light does not turn either. The LED on the back of the monitor just below the power cord is blinking.
I have tried:

New power cord (known good working cord)
Different power outlet
Made sure the power cord was seated correctly
Removed RAM and HDD and did not get any beeps (no sound at all)

Could this just be a simple power supply issue? How could I test if the power supply is working correctly? Would a bad power cause these symptoms? How could I test the power button?
Thanks!

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My daughter's Dell 1737 refuses to turn on. For the past few days, the computer would turn off without warning but she was able to restart it without issue. At one point, she notice a burning smell. Today it died completely. Pressing the on button has no effect. She cannot recall if she heard the fan running or not or if the computer feels hot.

Other background;

Removing the battery and running on AC does not work.

The power switch is new (due to replacing the back cover six months ago).

The ac charger is new (less than 6 months old) and the blue LED on the cord lights up. When plugged in, the white light on the computer comes on and goes off immediately.

The battery is original. Probably wearing out but running on AC is okay for now. When I push the test button on the battery, I get at least 3 leds lighting up.

Inverter, keyboard and LCD power cable have been replaced.

I am not sure where to start. My gut says power supply board. I would think a bad fan would not prevent the system from trying to start. A dead MB is a possibility but wouldn't I see some signs when trying to power up such as flashing leds?

I would like to fix this since she needs for school every day. I do not want to replace it since she is going to college next year and the college might want a certain brand.

Any ideas?
 

A:Dell 1737 died - will not power up

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Greetings,
How do I configure a Dell 5640 sound bar with surround speakers on a new XPS 2720 with Windows 10 (64)?

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Hello DELL Community!
I have a question concerning the all new Haswell XPS 27 AIO PC. There is the option (like the old 2710 model) to configure the XPS with a 32GB cache mSATA SSD drive and a 2TB HDD for storage.
Is it possible to upgrade the mSATA SSD to a e.g 256GB mSATA and use it as a boot drive/system drive for Windows?? So can i turn off the RST in Bios (from RAID to AHCI) and freshly install Windows? I would not care of the preinstalled software, i just want a much more quicker PC. I mean there are 450GB mSATA SSD on the market and it would be really a shame, if this interface is only for caching?? Who needs that in a time where SSD's get cheaper.

Thank you very much in advance

Cheers
Jedi

A:DELL XPS 2720

Hi JEDI123,
Yes, you may replace with any size and brand.  

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I bought a used 2720 that the previous user reformatted using the Recovery Disk before sending it to me. It has a Samsung 32GB mSATA solidstate drive that is integral to a 2TB 7200 HDD. The HDD is Drive 0 Partition 1. The mSATA drive (Drive 1) is divided into four (4) partitions.
The problem is he installed Windows 8 Pro OS on the 32 GB drive, along with a 300MB recovery partition and a 99MB EFI partition. Consequently there is no space left to update the OS or add programs in their conventional default location (C://...).
I used the Recovery Disk to format Drive 0 Partition 1, which is the 1863GB HDD. I also formatted the 32GB mSATA Drive 1 Partitions 1,2, and 4 (would not let me format D1P3 as it's type was MSR (Reserved). Now, i find that I cannot install Windows 8 to D0P1 as it tells me that this drive has an MBR partition table and that on EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks.
Can someone help me understand how to install the OS on the D0P1 drive. I would also like help to reformat the mSATA drive to a single partition and designate it as the swap drive.
Thanks!!
John

A:Dell XPS 2720 OS Recovery

http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN127863

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I have a Dell XPS 2720 Touch Screen AIO, running with WIN 10.  For the past 6 months it has been blinking completely off for 1-2 seconds.  It appears to be doing this when there is a lot of WHITE space on the screen.  The desktop screen has plenty of color and there is no blinking.
I have updated all the drivers, including Nvidea, and have upgraded the BIOS to A13.  I was hoping to be able to adjust the "Brightness" but it looks like that is not an option.
Is there a video board that can be replaced?

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Hi all,

Not had any luck with Dell here.

My touchscreen stopped working when I updated to 8.1, but the Dell I bought came with no media.

Do you know if there is some way for me to revert to the factory install of Win 8 (not 8.1) in this situation?

Thanks kindly,

Shawn

A:Rollback to Win 8 with no media (Dell 2720)

Welcome to EightForums

Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?



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We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD. (Windows 8 only)
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)





I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
or
You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.

Windows 8 Dell Backup and Recovery - Windows 8 - Software & Operating Systems - Dell Community
http://www.dellbackupandrecovery.com/en-us/Index.html

Downloading and Installing Dell Backup and Recovery 1.5 on Windows 8 - YouTube
How to order Microsoft official Dell OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks.
http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...rting_DFIR.htm
Drivers & Downloads | Dell US
For US and CA Only
https://www.dell.com/support/diagnos...diagnostichome


Dell Windows 8 Recovery.
Windows 8 - Recovery Media in 99 Seconds - YouTube
Recovering Windows using the Dell Direct USB Key - YouTube
Dell Direct USB Key Solution - YouTube
Dell Recovery Mode - Making Recovery CD - YouTube
http://www.dell.com/support/troubles...w?docid=608277

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Hey guys! I'm having trouble starting my Dell XPS One 2720.
When I press the power on button, blinks in white as usual but turns off immediately. It sounds like something is trying to start inside, but nothing, turns off immediately.

A:Dell XPS One 2720 Wont Start

Hi,
Could it be a possible hard drive fail?, sounds like it's trying to boot from it, but fails,
Just a thought,
All the best,

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Hi, 
My XPS 2720 suddenly turned off while electricity current is normal.
I tried the power button to start it back but its not responding at all.
The little green led under the power socket is blinking fast.
Can someone assist please?

A:XPS 2720 Power Failure and refuse to start

Hi RNAHLAWI,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Was there any recent hardware or software changes done on this system?
Please private message us the service tag of the system.
Kindest Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell

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Hi All
My DELL XPS 2720 has started to blink, every 5 mins or so, my monitor just switches its self of for 3 seconds or so at a time, this is really annoying.  Any advice?

Regards
Andrew

A:DELL XPS 2720 MONITOR BLINKING ISSUES

Hi Wtoddie,
Thanks for writing to us.
When did the issue start?
Was there any hardware or software changes done recently?
Please update the video drivers and BIOS from support.euro.dell.com--tag#--submit--drivers & downloads--choose the operating system.
Provide us your system tag#, name and  email via private message,by clicking on my name in blue and then select send a private message for records purpose.
Regards

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Hi all,
I have a dell XPS2720 and so here is what happened.  
I installed PS Now app in my PC and i wanted to get my wireless controller to work so I downloaded and installed SCP driver installer. I ran it but then the computer stopped responding so I decided to do a hard reset.  I held the power button to restart then once the computer and windows started, i am unable to do anything anymore since I am stuck in the home screen.  This is the screen wherein when you press any key or click the mouse, the system prompts you to log in your password to unlock the screen.  
My mouse, keyboard and touchscreen are all not responsive.  To isolate the issue, i tried my unifying receiver on another PC and it is working.  I am thinking my drivers perhaps got messed up.
Can you help me?  What can i do given that i can't even log back in to the system.

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Been having an issue that's been quite a headache for creating backups and transferring files. My Dell XPS 2720 has problems with USB external drives. Some drives connect and read & write just fine, although at a much slower rate than what I would expect from USB 3.0 (around 15 MB/s tops). Some drives will not be recognized as an NTFS partition by the operating system (it will be recognized as an unknown partition). Some drives will get hung up 20 minutes into transferring a large data set (e.g. doing a backup) and slow down to a transfer rate of zero MB/s. Either way, I've always had some sort of random I/O problem with every external hard drive I've tried, and those drives always work normally on any other computer. Interestingly, I don't have any problems with flash drives or any other USB devices like mouse, keyboard, printer, etc, only USB external hard drives. I've tried both desktop drives (powered by wall plug) and portable drives (USB-powered).
I've already tried running WD and Seagate diagnostics for all the drives, including my internal drive. Nothing found. My USB drives are up-to-date. Any ideas?

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Whenever i plug in headphones i can hear static noise. i've tried with many headphones and get the same irritating noise. can anyone help please? So far i am very unhappy with the XPS 27 it has alot of problems. 

Thanks for any help.

A:Dell XPS 2720 static noise/fuzzy sound from headphone port

I have the same problem. I think they just didn't give the audio out port proper shielding. For example I hear more static when I'm moving my mouse around. Really disappointing since I wanted to use this for audio editing work.

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My power supply died a few days ago and I have replaced it. My PC will now boot but will not send a signal (turn on) the monitor. Everything on the PC seems to work but it just will not turn on signal to the monitor. I have tried two different monitors with the same result.

Help!?!?!

Thanks,

Tod
 

A:Power supply died, now monitor will not power on

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My buddy was on his computer when it just up and shut off, and now it won't power back on. The motherboard LED won't even come on. Anyone know any way to fix it? I'm at a loss.
 

A:My buddies PC just died. Won't power on.

if you want, lend him your power supply and try booting it with yours instead.

Might be the motherboard as well.

Did he notice any overheating before it happened?
 

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Hi, this is my first post, so I hope I can explain what happened to my pc clearly. I have an older gateway 450mhz and recently I tried to power it up and nothing happened, like it didn't have power. So I reset my power strip thinking it just tripped the breaker, and it started to come on, I could hear it power up and then it just shut off again, no power, lights or any thing. so I plugged it directly into the wall. and the same thing happened, started to power up, and it was like it would reach a certain power level and trip some kind of internal breaker or something.
Hopefully there's someone out there that knows whats wrong and if its worth fixing..... Thanks alot for any replys
Melajewels

PC is a Gateway 450mhz
With Win XP on a 80gig HD
And Win Millennium on a 2gig separate HD
128 Ram
 

A:I think my power supply died !

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Hi all,

my power supply died two days ago. By chance, everything else seems in
order, except for the USB ports which act strangely.

I bought a new power supply and installed it. The computer boots normally
and the OS starts without a problem when there is no USB devices plugged to
the motherboard.

If I try to plug something to the USB ports while the computer is on, there
is no problem and all my USB devices work fine.

But if I boot with the USB devices plugged to the motherboard, the computer
doesn't even try to boot (nothing happens when I press the power button).

Someone have a hint?

If the USB ports are not working properly, should I change the motherboard (in case it blows up something else with time) or just disable USB ports and buy a PCI USB card?

Thanks!
 

A:power supply died

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The HDD and Power LEDs on one of my computers have "died"
i.e. they no longer work. Both of them stopped working at the
same time. It's an old SOYO SY-6BA+III board. Everything else
seems to be working just fine..... any ideas?.... could something
have burned out / died to cause this?
Oh yes.... have checked the wires
 

A:My HDD and Power LEDs have died - help

Thanks Per Hansson.... yup, connected them to a 9v battery and
they are dead.... I'll raid some off an old case that I have laying
around.
Thanks again.

 

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Presently have this power supply:

Antec BP500U ATX 12V 500W Power Supply

http://www.amazon.com/Antec-BP500U-...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1297041715&sr=1-1

Computer overheats and shuts down. On checking, the fan in the power supply stopped working. Looking to replace the power supply with a different brand. The fan in this one was LOUD.

I'm running an Intel Core i7.

Does it matter what brand/type I replace the power supply with? (I see 550w, 600w, dual power. Should I consider any of these?)

Are there any recommended brands/models that keep it very cool and very quiet?
 

A:Power Supply Fan Died

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I built this new computer about a month ago.
core i5 2500k
GTX 570
8gb of ram
Windows 7
Old Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-NA-_-NA

It's a pretty by the book build. Last night though, I walked into my room and noticed the power off, and it wouldn't turn on. I opened it up, checked all the connectors, gave it another shot, and nothing.

My old computer had a 750 watt Cooler Master (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171024) in it, so i took that out and tossed it into the new system while I wait for OCZ To send me a new PSU. Everything seemed great, I did my normal tasks for the rest of the night. When I launched Battlefield 3 though, the PSU actually makes a very odd buzzing noise. I don't remember this at all from my old computer. The red warning light doesn't go on or anything, it just buzzes. It also happens in Dungeon Defenders. The second I turn either game off, it stops.

Right now I'm back to basic tasks, but is this just due to the extra load from the new system? My old computer probably could have run fine off something much weaker than 750w (it had 8800 gt / Q6600), so I'm wondering if this it's just finally getting a workout or something. It has always run fine, I'm not sure why it would act up in the new comp. I'm sort of stuck until OCZ Gives me a replacement. Is it safe to run this thing?
 

A:Power Supply Died, Replaced With Old One

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Hi all,

was in the process of installing 8.1 on my home pc when the power shut off in my house. Of course this would happen. I upgraded from Vista using the digital upgrade thing early last year, and since I have no physical cd/flash drive available, is it possible to reinstall windows 8 prior to the loading screen?

When i try to start it up it and get an error with bad_system_config_info so something got corrupt when my power went out. It goes through trying to repair it then suggests I system restore however it just gets stuck at the w8 loading screen for 20 minutes now. I don't have anything on the pc i can't do without, i Just want to reinstall it/boot into a safe mode so I could reinstall windows that way.

What are my options here?

A:Power died in middle 8.1 installation

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If you need to download 32bit Windows 8, download from a 32bit PC.
If you need to download 64bit Windows 8, download from a 64bit PC.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

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4 year old laptop wasn't charging properly, it was being very fussy about the exact position of the power cable in the socket. It has what looks like a pretty common power connector for lenovo, which is a USB sized hole with a single centre pin. I looked into the laptop socket and saw that as well as the conductor for the centre pin and the outer sides, there was also 4 little tines on each side between the centre and the edge which were clearly all bent off in wrong directions (looked like an old toothbrush inside) I'm guessing the centre pin is +ve, the tines are -ve and the outer connections are just mechanical/shielding. I straightened these all out with a pencil but I think I must have momentarily shorted something as now the laptop shows absolutely no signs of life when I hit the power button. Tried various tricks I've read online about various sequencies of hitting the power button with the battery in and out but no luck. The laptop was fully charged before I started this, but I didn't disconnect the battery before starting which I probably should have. So I'm guessing I've shorted the power rails on that connector. What damage have I likely done? I'm amazed that there can be a design where very flimsy pins inside an external connector which are clearly easily bent can cause such damage if they touch another pin 2mm away from them. Is there any way to save this laptop? If it's a case of replacing an SMD fuse soldered onto the motherboard I can do th... Read more

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While working at my laptop which was connected to mains power it suddenly died nothing works or lights up. There is power going into power adapter. I let sit for some time but still nothing . I received no warning of power getting short if it had switched to battery or something. A completely dead laptop. Anybody any ideas what possible cause could be . I fear it could be expensive. Thx

A:No power - Qosmio X770 died

When you have the power adapter plugged in, does the power LED light up on the notebook?
If no, its probably a Mainboard problem. A Toshiba repair center can replace it but it may be expensive.

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During playing Diablo3 my PC all of a sudden shut down. No bieps, no messages, nothing, just black ... shutdown. Because it was this sudden my first reaction was a power outage in the house. As I was about to check the basement I noticed my screen still was powered on, so it couldn't be an outage.

I tried to turn the PC back on, but pressing the power button didn't do anything.

I did notice the top of the case was pretty warm (not auch warm) but still pretty warm. It's always been like this ever since I bought the PC.

I opened the side of the case and didn't really notice any burning smells or anything, but again, the inside of the case was pretty warm.

Now after a couple of hours the PC still won't power on, so something is probably broke.

I'm a complete hardware noob, so how do I go about checking what is broken?
Is it the PSU? Or the motherboard?

When the PSU is 'on' I can see a green LED light on the motherboard. Is this possible when there is something wrong with the PSU, that the motherboard still gets power?

I'm willing to make the bet and buy a new PSU (because the current one is an unnamed PSU that was included with the low budget case).

Is there anything I can do to check components as a newb?
 

A:PC suddenly died on me, won't power on anymore

It sounds like your computer has overheated which is why the computer all of a sudden shut down. Try checking to make sure you've got some grey thermo stuff on the CPU.
 

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I'm on my brother's laptop at the moment. my desktop experienced a moment of complete failure.

i was on my computer, and i popped in a cd to update my video drivers, and then rebooted. upon reboot, the computer started getting pissy. it would show the dell boot screen, then it switched to a completely blank screen with nothing but a blinking cursor. i tried hitting a few function buttons, but it only beeped backed at me when i pushed a button.

i sat and waited hoping it would finally load windows and boot to my desktop. no such luck. it simply refuses to boot windows xp. i don't think it's a hardware problem. all of my stuff was working fine up until that restart. but i can't think of what's wrong.

if this computer dies on me, i'm screwed for like 4 months. i have to buy my own computer, so if this dies, its game over. and i don't feel like having to reformat again. its the one solution i know will work, but this happened once before and i want to figure this out once and for all. what the hell could be wrong?
 

A:dell 2400 may have died plz help

i have a sneaking suspicion that my boot.ini file might be bad.

but i have no idea how to replace it using the recovery console. i've tried doing a bootcfg but that doesn't work. it comes back saying it failed to add the selected boot entry to the boot list. so i want to know if i can use the "expand" command to manually replace it. would that work?

how would i do it?
 

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My one-year-old Dell 2208WFP monitor went dark yesterday. The power button shows it's still turned on, but the screen is dark. After rebooting the PC, the usual startup screens showed okay, but after the password box appeared for about two seconds, everything went dark again. I found that if I turn the monitor off and on again, the screen shows for about two seconds again, but that's all.

Any ideas?

JP
 

A:Dell monitor died

Could be the monitor, but, do check the video card as well. If it has a fan on it, be sure it's spinning freely.
 

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I have a DELL Dimension 3000 Series. Intel Celeron Processor 2.40 GHz Level 2 Cache 256 KB integrated BIOS version AO1 Service taq 1XTQ561

How I know all above is that screen came on and stays on after I shut the PC down Friday for non use and updates.

Saturday when we turned power on, the top of the screen says DELL Dimension 3000 Series. The bottom of the page has up and down arrow SPACE ESC and F1 help

In middle I have System time System Date Drive configuration
Hard Disk Drive sequence and and

Every time I hit F1 or ESC I GET F2 set up of F12 BOOT MENU in top right hand side of screen

Then I get PRIMARY drive 1 not found
ALERT ! OS install mode enabled. AMount of available memory limited to 25 Strike the F1 to continue F2 to run set up utility.

What is going on???? Time for new PC???? DELL is about 5 years old. FYI

PLease reply back to [email protected] robertmorris.edu. I cannot check my Comcast email right now with PC down.

Regards,
Cheffy D
Downers Grove IL
 

A:think my DELL died this weekend

It seems likely that your Hard drive has died. Check the diagnostic lights. Run the HD test at boot.
You can check your Comcast email online at www.comcast.net
 

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I have a 6.5 yr old e9180t which the power supply died on me this weekend. The unit has an interesting history. The mother board was defective when I bought it and they had to finally replace it along with thousands of others. This unit coined the term inherently defective with google at the time. They rolled it our before really vetting it properly. When I looked inside the box when I first got it I noticed how crammed the interior was compared to my previous unit.  This unit has always run HOT. After years of the heat build up I eventually just removed the side panel due to the heat. So when the power supply died this weekend I discovered another big design problem with this unit. For the first time I removed the top plastic panel . . .  this panel completely hid and covered a vent for the power supply the whole time! The vent was completely covered with thick dust. I literally had to peel the dust off this area. I always used air to blow the dust way inside but since there was no vent visible I had no idea about this issue and never saw the need to remove the top plastic cover.  So I plan to replace the power supply and have two questions. 1. First what is a good replacement? I see that EVGA makes these power supplys where both ends of the wires are plug in which seems like a perfect DIY approach. The current dead power supply was a Samsung 460watt HD642jj. I use two 27" hp monitors with this unit and work on graphics mostly during the da... Read more

A:Need to replace an overheated power supply that died for my ...

After posting this I thought about the issue with the power supply and HP must have installed the power supply upside down and that is why this power supplied died and why this unit was always super hot. I just looked at the power supply and yep I think it was upside down. For years I have been plugging this in on the upper right hand side not the left hand side. The only person who has worked on this computer was the guy who was hired by HP to replace the motherboard after two months since the board was defective from the get go. I wonder if he had taken it out and put it back in wrong? I don't know since I thought HP and the guy knew what they were doing and I had no idea to keep a close eye on how the power supply should be. Unbelievable! 

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2 days ago the power outlet that my computer was placed into was kinda half exploding. And the "lightning protector" that was attached into it died. I was trying to connect the computer to a different power outlet , and the computer won't turn on.
Not sure what happend... So Idk what to do... Should I buy a new power supply and see if everything is ok? Or just give the computer to some lab and have em to "make it work" ??
 

A:computer died / power supply replacement

Anyone? No sense? It's not like a genius question. Just kind of a "your opinion"
 

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I have 3 computers; the one I'm on now which is plugged into a surge protector, one in an office that is just for checking email and such, and a system behind the TV running linux and MythTV for PVR functions. Besides the one I'm on now the other two are just plugged into the wall, due to the fact that I'm lazy and didn't buy more surge protectors. Please do not patronize me about not hooking them up to surge protectors...I really don't care right now.

After last night both computers that are not on surge protectors exhibit the same exact problem (which to me is very strange). The power button has no effect, they will start if you plug the cord into the power supply and its switched to ON. Obviously it won't start up if the power supply is switched off. So as soon as you plug in the cord they turn on, all the lights on the front panel (power, HD activity, etc) remain on but the monitor will not turn on and it won't make the "everything is cool" beep sound.

Both computers exhibit that EXACT same problem which allows me to rule out various things such as individual component failure (though I suppose it is possible yet highly improbable).

Are these symptoms of a computer damaged by a power surge or something else? Solutions?

*note: I know my way around computers (I built all three machines from parts) and have checked all the usual things (connections, etc.). Yes, I'm an ***** for not plugging them all into surge pro... Read more

A:Two computers died overnite...power surge?

Try a working PSU in those dead bodies. If you're lucky, the fuse inside the unprotected PSUs may have blown. Worst case, you can play Scrapheap Challenge.
 

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I have a Lenovo Thinkcenter i7 M92 that worked a while ago and when I turned around to work on another computer, it apparently turned off and now the power will not come back on. The power button wont even light up, nor will the lights where the network cable plugs in. Have tried different outlets, different power cords. I am thinking it is a power supply issue but I cannot find a power supply to order. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Lenovo Thinkcenter M92 - Power supply died???

I was looking at eBay (I have an older LeNovo), noticed there are a few Internal power supplys there.
How did you make out so far? a couple 200 watts and 230 watts ones.
 

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Hi. This is the story. In the middle of my son using the computer, it just shut down. I came down to the room where it was a minute later, tried flipping the master switch on the surge protector off and on, then pressed to power button on the case. It started up. A few minutes later my son called me again because it had shut down again. The former trick didn't work. Here's what I've tried:

Flipping the I/O switch on the power supply both ways and trying to power up.
Unplugging the power supply from the surge protector and plugging it with another cord directly into the wall outlet. Then flipping that I/O switch again.

Nothing happened. Does this sound like it's the power supply?
 

A:Computer died!! Is this a power supply problem?

I`m afraid it does sound like the psu has gone bad.

However, the only way to tell for sure, is to try another psu, and hope that`s all it is.

Regards Howard
 

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Bit of a long story for this but bear with me.

I was playing a game this past sunday when my main pc lost it's power, after it died I heard what sounded like metal hitting metal within my case, I took my power supply out and took it apart to find what looked like a coil wrapped around a plastic tube, half burned, so I guess it melted itself off. It was my fault as the inside had tons of dust clogging the fans and vents. Luckily I had a backup for just such a problem, I borrowed the power supply within this secondary pc, it has a 1000watt psu(sli ready) whereas my old had a 600w(also sli ready), I figured it would be a more than suitable temporary psu until the replacement I ordered arrived.

However for whatever reason it won't work in my main pc, whenever I boot it up, everything seems fine but after so much time of being in use the pc just loses power. If I do nothing it will stay on, if I do anything other than idling it loses power. If I scan using MSE it always crashes around 7 minutes or so of scanning but spybot can scan completely, if I browse it tends to take a bit longer to crash (around 30 minutes more or less). I have ran a temperature detector in the background as I scanned and did other things and nothing ever went above 50C so I'm fairly certain that it isn't a heat problem.

To be honest I've been pretty lucky with most of my past pc's, I've had this one for about 8 1/2 months and other than a few random crashes this has ... Read more

A:Power supply died, backup won't work.

THat is frequently a result of a power supply burning out. Especially if it was a lower quality manufacturer PSU
 

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So i had my pc tech stick my mini ITX board into a new case and all is working good, but i notes he turned off a setting in the bios he told bios to not halt on errors, i went and turned it on and i see the reason he did is due to the power sensor not being there anymore, as it had a power board in it that distributed power to the system, and i can see on the mini itx board were it would have been. so i called him up and he said it wont hurt anything he set it like that so it would not be annoying to me, that the board is fine and working correct it just had a sensor that is not there anymore. so should i leave the halt on all errors off, or turn it back on and just hit the F1 key to bypass it. does it hurt anything to have it off he says it does not, and mine was a special case as there was nothing we could do about it. as the sensor was on the dead power board and dell wanted way to much money for it so i just gutted the x51 and the machine has been working great, and runs even better.

A:so i gutted my alienware x51 as the power board died had ?

I always use "Halt on all errors" because I want to know in advance of OS loading if something is amiss, but it really has nothing to do with reliability and speed of going thru POST or loading OS and it's further operation. If everything is working right it all comes down to personal preference.

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Hi everyone,

I went to my PC this morning to discover it refused to turn on, and no response of any kind happening (no sounds, lights or fans operating).

My initial thoughts were that the PSU had died... so I went and picked up a new PSU, which didn't change anything. Still no response.

I'm now assuming the motherboard is faulty.

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some factors that may or may not have anything to do with the cause of the problem:

- Dust - when I opened up the case there was a lot (almost a blanket) of dust in my zalman CPU fan, graphics card and also a little generally within the case. Although I hadn't experienced any artifacts suggesting stuff was overheating (plus it's damn cold in my house this time of year, so that probably helped)

- There was a powercut during the night - somehow this might have triggered what's caused the fault? I also had set my PC to sleep as per usual, instead of switching it off.

- The extra Front panel USB ports on the top of my case stopped working about 2 days before. I accidently tripped over a USB device plugged into it, and it twisted the port slightly, but still carried on working for the rest of the day, but at some point it stopped and I had to only use the back ports.
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Is there any suggestions you guys have to find the cause of the problem?

cheers

Mike
 

A:Suddenly died - no power or motherboard response

Hi Mike. The power cut you mention is interesting. Did the fuse in your house trip? Are other items in the room working off the same plugs?..because thats happened to me before.

Oooh, dust will kill in the long run if it's not cleaned...
 

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ok so my pc bas been running fine since i built it- no errors. Then to day i was playing an online game when the power kicked out then back on. My comp is on a surge protector so i figured no big deal. I turn it on it starts to boot, then I get this

For Realtek RTL8111B/8168B Gigabit Ethernet Controller.
Pxe-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting

I've tried switching the boot up order and all and it doesnt tell me anything different. Some I think said they could still log onto their pc but i cannot- any suggestions?
the reason I posted this again because I did find a few threads on this, but mine seems to be different in the fact my pc was working and already built.
 

A:Comp died with a pxe error after power outage

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When I was using my Dell today something happened to the screen: first green zebra-like stripes, then white, then I completely lost power. When I've tried to turn the power back on, the computer lights up for a couple of seconds and then disappears.

Any idea what caused this? Should I just take it to a local repair shop now?

(I have a second Dell inspiron, a little cranky and old. Can I remove the HD from the nonworking computer and insert it into the other Inspiron?)

Thanks,

JB
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1501 just died

That sounds like a dead or dying power supply. Smell anything burning? If you take the power cord out and swich it off on psu(if that crap has a switch) then press the power button for 5 seconds. Then sit for about a half hour and plug it in and try to start again, what happens?
 

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Hi! The DVD burner in my Dell Latitude D530 has died. I did all the "checking" stuff and have decided to replace it. I was going to pay to have it done, but the internet forum folks convinced me I could do it by simply snapping out the old drive and snapping in the new. Now --several weeks later-- I still cannot read or burn CD's or DVDs, I have purchsed a drive that doesn't even remotely fit. And I cannot even find the most basic information about how to specify any drive but but the exact part number from Dell.

By the way--the drive that needs to be replaced is p/N c 3284-A00. I was hoping to replace it with a newer, faster drive. After consulting with the forums and shopping on line, I was advised to choose the Sony Optiarc drive which was supposed to be the correct one for this model. WRONG!

It's not even close. The drive is the right size but everything about it is wrong. The plug-in connector on the Sony drive is only half the length of the Dell drive and it's on the other side of the unit (left vs. right). I have tried looking up specs but cannot find anything that I can understand. I am completely frustrated and now don't even know where to go to start over. Any help out there?
 

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I left my office (at home) for a short time and when i returned, my computer was off and there were no led indicator lights illuminated as they usually are. It will not power up at all. The light on the power button illuminates, but nothing else (externally at least, there are two led lights on the motherboard which come on when plugged in). I have removed all accessories, bypassed the UPS, tried several outlets without any success. Removed memory, CD & DVD, hard drive and still nothing. It is totally unresponsive. It is my business computer and I really need to solve this.
 

A:Dell Precision 450 suddenly died

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I am now in China. My W540 power supply stopped work yesterday. My machine is still under base warranty. What I can do now? It seems there is no IWS (International Warranty Service) here. I cannot understand why. Please help! 

A:traveling in China, W540 power supply died, what I...

I am sure that you can located one in China for fairly cheep, especially since they are probably made there anyway, and then upon your return, have the original replaced under warranty.     Ask around, there must be a computer outlet somewhere that sells parts that can locate one for you in China.    It may be a knockoff, but it will get you by for your trip, just make sure the voltage/amperage match that printed on the original.

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My system has 3 HD's. The SATA is an add on, with a sata pci card, just for storage. The 2 IDE's are setup for dual boot with XP Pro on both(C:drive & D:drive). One is more for gaming, the other is for everthing else. Everything has been fine for several months until my power supply burnt up. I had set up a dvd to burn when I went to bed and the power supply died during the burn process. I replaced the power supply and now cannot get my C: XP to boot completely. I can however boot to my D: XP and access my C:drive and all of its files as well as my SATA storage drive.

On bootup, I select the XP installation that is listed first which is my D:drive, all goes well and evething works. If I select the second installation which is my C:drive all seems well... It shows that Windows XP is loading but when it normally goes to the screen that allows me to enter UserName and Password all I get is a black screen and it just stays like that. No error or reboot... nothing.

Would really hate to reformat(take about 2 days) as I had just got it setup the way I want it. Since ntloader does come up and allows selection would it be safe to assume bootini is ok? Is it probable that the death of my power supply could have cause corruption to kernel32.dll? What say you?
 

A:Power supply died, 1 of dual boot inaccessible

Have you tried doing a Windows repair on the C: partition?
 

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Hi,

I have a 7537 laptop, that just died after powering on.  I was on airplane, on a fully charged battery, It booted, I went to connect to Airplane Wifi and poof, just blacked out.
So before someone, asks,  yes the battery was fully charged, no there are not any lights on. I pulled the battery and then just tried the ac adapted after I arrived to my hotel.

After googling this issue, I am seeing this is a common issue and Dell does not have an answer for it. other than replacing the motherboard.

any suggestions would help especially since this is financed threw Dell still.

A:7537 Laptop died after boot and wont power on

I just had a similar problem with a Latitude E5570. Here's what worked for me:
Disconnect the power adapter
Remove the battery
Hold the power button for 5 seconds
Reinstall the battery and try powering on.
Reconnect the power adapter.
My problem was something to do with static flea power.

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Alienware 15 r2 DIED as the motherboard doesn't recognise the ram tried brand new ram modules with the same results, tried contacting dell support via email and phone, email replys were useless with no help or solution, only 11 days left of the warranty which includes dell premium support and collect and return, seems im given the run around until the warranty expires forcing me to purchase a warranty extension, how to i make a COMPLAINT and will my complaint be even seen or my alienware be fixed under the existing warranty?? 

A:ALIENWARE 15 R2 DIED NO HELP FROM DELL SUPPORT STILL UNDER WARRANTY

You cannot buy an extended warranty..Those must be purchased at the time of the sale. Try using the Dell Support site to report the problem again. Or call them.

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Running the latest and 'greatest' October windows 10 update.  I had a ie browser up and got a BSOD - critical process has died.  After the crash dump completed the pc would not reboot - it could not find the hard drive!  Fortunately after power cycling the drive was found and seems normal, but I wanted to report this in case others are seeing this - all Lenovo and Microsoft Updates are installed as of 11/1 . As a side note, the big october windows update did completely destroy my installation - No MS recovery tools would work and even a reinstall on the existing partitions would not work.  I had to reformat the drive in order to get my OS running again.

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a few hours ago, my mom brought home a brand new Acer Travelmate 4603WLCi laptop. after connecting the AC adaptor to the laptop, I turned the thing on. it worked just fine, and the Acer ePower Management software showed 33% battery power and still charging.

I was playing Solitaire back then, only for like 20-30 minutes, when suddenly the laptop just died. plain died. without shutdown.

so I turned it back on, and it went back on. only for like a few seconds after the Windows XP splash screen showed up, it died again. this time, I can't turn the thing on again.

I checked the adaptor cable that connected to the laptop, it's plugged firmly. however, the 'battery charge' lamp did not lit. I disconnected the adaptor cable, tried to turn on the laptop, it didn't work. I tried removing the battery, re-installing it, then tried turning it on again, also didn't work.

so I re-plugged the laptop to the adaptor, and thought that it'd charge up. but after 3 long hours of (useless) waiting, it's still not showing any signs of life.

I assume that this is a power adaptor failure, because when you connect the adaptor to the laptop, the 'battery charge' light is supposed to lit and you should be able to power-on the laptop. but hey, if the adaptor fails, aren't I supposed to be able to power-on the laptop by just the battery?

well, that's all I can tell for now.
thanks in advance for any advice(s) given.

cheers!
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A:my Acer TravelMate 4603WLCi died. power supply failure?

Acer Travelmate 4603WLCi laptop shut down

Hi Dhaninugraha:

The situation you described back then, now looks quite familiar to me.

The same happened to me last night. My Acer Laptop just died, just as you described. I did all the things which are common things to try to make it back working again...NOTHING !

How did you back then solve the problem. Did you find out what the failure was?

I would really appreciate any help you can provide.

Best,

franziskaner12
 

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