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Power supply died, now monitor will not power on

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

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

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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
 

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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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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!
 

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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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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 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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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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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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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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I have a W540, which currently uses a 170W power supply (20V 8.5A) I also just recieved a docking station for a P50 which has a 230W power supply showing 20V 11.5A. The connectors look the same, but I'm hesitant to try the 230W power supply in the W540. Should this be ok to use the 230W power supply with the W540?













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A:Power Supply Question - Can I use the 230W power supply with a W540?

230 watts is the maximum power supply, it only supplies the power needed by the computer. I sold my W540, so i can't test this for you. But i do the use the ThinkPad X1 Carbon with the 230 watts power adapter without any problem.

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I have 2 failed Z800 power supplies (1150 watt version). After some internet research I am led to believe this is a common problem and related to the PS capacitors. Since I do not know how to do this capacitor replacement (yet). I thought I would buy a new PS. However, I do not want to buy a Z800 PS since it seems to me to be a defective design. Can anyone chime in and tell me if the new z840 1125 watt PS will work with my older z800? I have called HP support and spoken with the correct support people on this and they were not able to confirm if the Z840 PS will work (fit) on the z800. The closest confirmantion I recieved was that if it fits then it should work. Instructions to fix the capacitors:http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Z800-power-on-issue... Same issue I am facing:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f563JGeoxaw On a side note, can anyone recommend a good service tech to make such capacitor repares in Southern California or insrtuctions on how to make this repair (with pictures). Thanks    

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I recently moved out of state, and somehow have missplaced the power supply that goes to my monitor. Its just a simple dc cord, but I cannot find anything that will fit. Its a viewsonic brand and va720 series. Anyone have any ideas of where i could purchase this part? I have checked viewsonics page and this part i cannot seam to find. Any help is greatly appriciated! Thanks a lot have a great day!
 

A:Monitor Power Supply

I'd suggest asking an admin to move this over to the Hardware forum. Just click the red/white/black triangle at the top of your message.
 

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Hi, I'm new here, but I have a problem, and I'm wondering if anyone can help me?
I shut my cpu down today and opened it up to clean out some of the dust in there.
I go to turn it back on, and my monitor is staying in power save mode. And it says on the monitor "Monitor is in power save mode"
I didn't think I unlugged anything from the motherboard, but I'm not exactly the smartest when it comes to computers. I checked all the cables and wires, and they seemed in the right places.
I recently installed an Antec 400w power supply because my last one died on me.
If I remember correctly, I think I had the same problem as before.
The computer is turning on, but the monitor is staying in power save.
Does anyone have a clue what the issue is?
Should I try using a friends power supply in my cpu to see if that's what the problem is?
Thanks for the help.
 

A:Monitor / Power Supply Issue?

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Hi, i was wondering if any of you know any Power Supply Wattage meters that would fit in the drive bay. Sort of like the Thermaltake Silent PurePower - TWV480 power supply that comes with a total wattage viewer. but i just wanted the wattage view anyone know any good ones?
 

A:Monitor Power Supply Wattage

This unit might be a bit overkill if you only want to measure the AC power consumption but it was all could find with a quick search on Google. It also shows temperature sensors and can control a number of fans.

Zalman ZM-MFC2
http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=433&type=expert&pid=3
 

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I am starting to think I may have a power supply issue and none of the programs I use seem to monitor it correctly or the power supply is bad. I have been using TOverclocker (came with my Biostar MB), Speccy, Everest, HWinfo64, HWinfo32 and SpeedFan. None of these give me consistent measurements or measure the voltages wrong from opening the program. Is there a monitor program out there that is very good at measuring power supply voltages. My MB is a Biostar TZ68A+. Thanks in advance for the help.

A:Program to monitor Power Supply

What symptoms are you having that you think may be related to a PSU issue?

The best way to measure voltages is not with a software program, but rather with a digital multimeter (set to DC volts on the 20V range or automatic) and using a technique called backprobing whereby the probes are inserted into the back of the power connectors so that they make contact with the wires inside. The only software that I would trust on voltage readings is the hardware monitoring in the BIOS (and even then I would take the digital multimeter reading as being the definitive). This is because software that provides this function takes its readings from the on-board sensors and then applies a predetermined offset which gives you the final output reading. Unfortunately, if the incorrect offset is used, it can lead to cases where a voltage is displayed as being out of tolerance whereas the same voltage tested directly is well within the limits.

Certainly, don't stop using these programs if you wish, but remember that the readings that they give should be treated as a guide and that if you have any undue concerns about any of the readings you should confirm (or otherwise) them with a digital multimeter as described above.

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I have a hp f1703 monitor that the power for it is like a laptop supply the specs call for a 12v 40 watt 5 amp supply is it possible to hook it up to the psu of the pc itself or would i fry it ?? reason i ask is because i cant find a power adapter for this unit
 

A:monitor useing pc power supply

DON'T try hooking it up. Buy the power supply for the unit. Here's one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Power-Supply-Ad...39:1|66:2|65:12|240:1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

here's another joint, but I don't know anything about them:

http://computerlogin.com/sales/productfilePHP/Y_LCD12V5A.php

Google it if you want more vendors/prices
 

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All, I have had a home built HTPC for 5 years. My specs are as follows:

1. ASUS A8N-E Mobo

2. AMD Athlon 3800+ CPU

3. 2 Samsung 200GB HDs

4. 256 NVIDIA 9600 Graphics Card

About a week ago, I was watching TV and everything all of the sudden went blank. I went down to the basement to check on the HTPC and found that it was completely dead. No power. Nothing would turn on with the power button. I remembered that a few months ago, the power supply fan stopped running and took some manual effort to get it running again. I assumed that the fan had stopped and the power supply overheated. Problem is, the case I own has a proprietary power supply.

So, I ordered a new case and new power supply (500W). I transferred all of my cards, Hard drives, DVD drives, etc. I turn the machine on. All of the fans spin (case, chipset, CPU). The LEDs turn on to show Hard Drive activity.and something briefly appears on the monitor saying something along the lines of "boot drive failure" (not sure of the actual text or what it means).

I restarted the machine and now I see nothing onscreen (not even the boot drive failure message). Again, everything turns on. It appears that something should be happening on screen, but I get nothing. The speaker beeps once........not sure what that means.

I've tried the following:

1) Connected via VGA,

2) connected via DVI-->VGA,

3) connected via HDMI

- None of these worked.

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A:No image on monitor after new power supply

You say the board beeps once. One short beep I think would indicate a DRAM (or more likely its controller) malfunction. You could possibly try to start the system with one RAM stick and try successive memory slots, then alternate with the second stick, but if the board is emitting one short beep then the prognosis is not good.
One long beep would indicate a successful POST (i.e. a normal system start)
 

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Right now I'm running (2) 24" monitors on the 300W power supply that came with my computer, which apparently is super weak but works fine. I'm going to add a third 24" monitor to my setup so I'm going to need to add a second video card as well, as I can only run two monitors off the card I have now. So with 2 video cards running I'll probably need a better power supply, but unfortunately I know next to nothing about them. I should note I already know what video card I'm going to get, that's not the issue. If a new power supply will do I'd much rather get a new power supply + new video card than one of those matrox triple head adapters or whatever they're called. Any suggestions?
 

A:Probably need a better power supply for 3 monitor setup

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Ever since I've owned my Acer AL2032WA(i think that's the model, it's a 20'' widescreen), whenever I power it on, i hear an electrical buzz in my power supply. I've even tried plugging the monitor and power supply's on two separate Monster Power surge surpressors/noise reducers, but, the buzz is still there for the first minute that the monitor is on. Oddly, this even occurs when the pc is off/power supply switch is off. The only conclusion I can think of, is that the monitor is causing either EM interference, or it's sending noise into the computer via the DVI cable...

My noisetaker psu just died abruptly for no reason, and the old whisper series I'm using until I get an RMA experiences the same buzzing that the noisetaker did. Since I've owned the monitor, I've owned used two different video cards, and two different motherboards with it, and in both combinations, i hear a buzz when i first turn the monitor on, or when it comes out of standby...

could this be hurting my psu?
 

A:Monitor Causes Power Supply to Buzz

Some CRTs degauss themselves every time they turn on. So yes, it is probably the degaussing circuits inducing or emitting some noise.

See if you get the buzz with the DVI cable unplugged. If it still buzzes, then the cause is EM radiation and it's nothing to worry about.
 

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A few weeks ago, my monitor startted fading and then coming back. I assumed that it was failing but did not replace it. It was happening a lot.

Now, it is still happening but not as often. I was wondering if a failing power supply have any effect on the monitor?
 

A:Can a failing power supply have any effect on the monitor?

the color was fading? was it slowly dimming? what was fading? hehe, and the only connection to your monitor is the vcard so other than the video card failing i dont think your monitor has anything to do with the psu.
 

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Thanks in advance...

1. I was given a newer PC from my neighbor. Gateway P4, 160gig hd
2. Gateway PC's Power Supply did not work so I ordered another.
3. New PS worked, but the monitor won't boot up.
4. I reformatted the 160hd w/Windows XP Pro and it works fine in my old PC.
5. I put the reformatted HD into the Gateway...same thing, monitor won't boot, but it works fine with my old PC.
6. I went over all the PS connections and for the life of me, I think I have them all connected correctly. Still no boot to monitor. Green monitor power light just blinks. Also, no juice to the keyboard (no green lights)

I really want the PC upgrade with the Gateway...it is a better PC for sure, but how to get the monitor working.

The MAIN reason why I am wanting to upgrade is I have an Internet DSL speed of 3.0 piped into the house but only get half the speed. My current PC is VERY old (733Mhz)...not even a gig processor. I need a new PC, and hope the newer PC will boost all performance and if not, I need to change my AT&T service.

Any suggestions?

Sorry if I wasn't clear above...hard to really nail things with words sometimes.

PP
 

A:Changed Power Supply--Monitor Won't Boot Up

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My cpu with an INTEL water cooling system shows 170-180 degrees with no applications open and the virus scanner running over night. . . These voltages don't look right, so is my motherboard dying or is the power supply dying or something else?

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A:CPUID HW Monitor - Does this look like a power supply issue?

You can not trust that software at all, check the bios, and install Core Temp.

Get rid of HW Monitor.

Just open up the Bios and watch the cpu temp, it`s the only true reading you`ll ever get.

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I just installed a new 48W power supply called Antec True 480. I made sure I disconnected all the power cables attached to my hard drives, DVD drive, fans, and the motherboard before installing the new. I double checked and everything is plugged in properly with the new motherboard.

I can see the light on saying my motherboard has power, and when I press the power button I can hear the all the fans (including the one of the graphics card), as well as the hard drives spinning. For some reason though the monitor doesn't show anything. Normally the light on it is green when the computer is on, but now its yellow.

I have an AMD Athlon 64 3200, with 1GB of Kingston RAM. A Geforce FX 5700 graphics card, and an ASUS K8V deluxe motherboad. My system worked fine before I ordered the new power supply. I ordered it on ebay and want to make sure it works and is not DOA. Also, I'm greatly concerned about the possibility of a possibly defective motherboard breaking my computer.
 

A:Solved: Installed new power supply, now can't see anything on the monitor

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Hi

Recently my computer has been making lots of noise, i found out out it came from power supply.So i decided to open up my computer and power supply. It was stated that there are no servicable things inside but me and my dumb head decided to open it anyways .There seemed to be nothing wrong with it and i put my computer back together ( had to take apart all things processor and etc) but now form time to time my monitor says attention out of range with some extremly big numbers like h:180 KHz and v:60hz.Did i **** up something in power supply ?I mean , can that be the reason of my monitor malfunction , and i am gonna get a new power supply anyways cos its sound is driving me insane. Anyways if the powers supply is not the problem what might be . Thanks in advance
 

A:Problem with power supply and monitor, are they connected?

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I recently moved to the USA from NZ. I brought with me my hard drive K&T Pro2(MS-6330) ATX VA Motherboard.

I decided not to bring my monitor across with me (too costly).

I bought a monitor here in the USA which works on US PCs (tested). For some reason it will not work off my hard drive.

Could it be the power supply? Graphics card?

I have checked the cables (US); monitor and power supply.

Appreciate any assistance.
 

A:Monitor; power supply or graphics problem?

Which video connector are you using? D-sub or DVI? Could you be using the wrong DVI cable? Like DVI-D instead of DVI-I.
 

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Recently had to install a new power supply into my HP Pavillion A336n -
Now when XP reboots I get a page that starts with "AWARD Medallion Bios V6.0" and ends with "Hardware Monitor found an error. Enter Power setup menu for details. - Searched other posts found the exact message but remedy did not help. Any ideas?
 

A:Installed power supply now get Hardware Monitor error

Hi

It would be nice to know what you tried that didn't work, but did you plug all fan connectors and monitors back in on the motherboard?
 

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Title explains it all.
I have a HP PC.
 

A:My PC power supply sparked, PC turns on, but monitor shows nothing

Kittencuddle said:


Title explains it all.
I have a HP PC.Click to expand...

Sorry about title, it was meant to say "nothing" instead of "n"
 

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I have a DellHP-145SNF Power supply.
These wire's are coming from the Voltage regulator/control PCB inside the P/S.
There are 6 wires involved.
Here are 3 questions that I have,
1 - What is the Orange - "Power Good" looking for?
2 - What is the Brown wire for.
3 - What is the Purple - "+5VSB (Standby)" used for.

The Gray is Power ON when hooked to ground.
Black goes to ground.
Blue/White goes to -12V.

Jay
 

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Help!! I Installed a new graphics card and power supply to my pc and now monitor, mouse and keyboard is not working.

I have tried putting the old ones back in and i am getting the same issue. no monitor means i cant even enter bios. It powers up as normal with all the fans spinning so I am not sure what the issue is. I am thinking maybe I have damaged my motherboard!

My motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-H61M-S2PV
graphics card = GTX650
power supply = 650W

any solutions anyone?
 

A:Installed new graphics card and power supply and now monitor is not working

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Toshiba Satellite L305-5955, Ive taken apart and replaced power jack. Not directly soldered to motherboard. While still apart, and battery out/in, connected power supply and still absolutely no response. Power supply is NOT original, and slightly different specs, i.e original 19v..6.3A

current 19v..3.1A
 

A:Toshiba Satellite L305-5955 does not respond to power supply, new power jack

Almost certainly the problem is that the current rating is wrong, if the laptop needs
6.3 A of current, it won't function on less (just as you can't use a 3A fuse for a kettle!)
Unfortunately it must be the right current rating, I know, I've been caught that way too!
Maybe you can exchange it?
 

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Hi, so I have had a powering issue with my previous power supply which was the Corsair CX600W so i purchased a newer power supply - the EVGA SuperNova G2 550W. I unhooked my old psu, hooked up my new one and the PC turned on and I turned it back off from the power button on the case. I also hava a boot drive problem so I unplugged the sata cables from my SSD and wanted to try to turn on the PC with only my HDD. I did this with the PSU switched off and the power cord unplugged. When I tried turning the PC on again the PSU made a clicking noise and nothing turns on. The motherboard Led's are lit up so it is definitely getting power but when I go to turn the computer on it just makes a quick clicking noise and nothing turns on. Any help is appreciated, thanks!
 

A:Power Supply makes clicking noise when I press power button

You may just need to drain the power off from the power supply and try again. Unplug the power to the power supply, press and hold the power button for 30 seconds, then plug it back in and try to turn on the computer again. If that doesn't put the old power supply back in and see if the PC works, or was the old one dead? If the PC works with the old one and not the new one then you may have gotten a faulty power supply.
 

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Ever since i got this new motherboard and CPU ive been having a bit of a nightmare with it.

Gigabyte ga-ma790fx-ds5 -Latest Bios
AMD Phenom Black Edition 9850,
4 gigs PC 6400 ram (Corsair XMS2 CM2X1024-6400
ATI Radeon 4870

The problem is that the motherboard will NOT power up at all with the 2 of the latest power supplies (600 watt+) i have.

It wont work at all with; (Nothing happens its just dead)
Arctic 600 watt Jeantech PSU (brand new and working)
Corsair 620 watt HX PSU (working)


It only seems to work with my Jeantech 450 Watt PSU and i cant for the life of me figure out why. Ive tried everything to get the board to work with the new PSU's. I had thought that the PSUs i got were dodgy but after testing out one in an older PC it worked fine.

Ive removed all parts and tried powering up and i cant get it to boot up. But the PC seems to work fine with the oldish 450 watt PSU which i find just unbelievable.

Can anyone help with this nightmare? Now on the Gigabyte site the CPU i have isnt listed as supported by this motherboard which is kinda worrying could this be the reason? If so how the old PSU boots up.

I just want to have the fracking thing working with the right PSU.
 

A:Power Supply Wont Power up - Gigabyte ga-ma790fx & AMD Phenom 9850

if I read the specifications right on your mobo... it implies that it has the 4 pin PCI-e input(power) but it also has the 8pin ATX power conector. (it may be simply removing a cap that is actually right next to the 4 pin connector, thus making it an 8 pin connector (thats how it was on my mobo)

Try using the 8pin power with your new PSU, see if that works.
 

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I have an enquiry relating to video cards. In order to do my job, I need to get a card with at least 512MB of VRAM, preferably 2GB. However, the ones I've found online use 300w What's the maximum watts that I can use with my Lenovo H520s? And what would happen if I used a 300w video card in it? 
 
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A:What graphics card will my H520s power supply support (PSU, power calculator)

Use a power supply calculator to get a accurate calculation of your power requirements.   Graphics card manufacturers have to figure a worst case scenario when giving power requirements.
 
 www.coolermaster.com/power-supply-calculator/
 
Mod:  removed the Newegg calculator, which only gives a recommended psu size, rather than a power calculation.   The CoolerMaster gives both. 

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Hi,
I picked up this Alienware 5700 off ebay to hopefully refurbish for my son but I'm new at this and still learning and so this thing has me baffled. The laptop is in pristine condition but shows no signs of life. When I plug in the power supply the green light on the power supply goes from solid green to blinking rapidly to the point you can barely see it. To me that would mean a short somewhere right ? If so where ? Has anyone else ever had experience with something like this ? I just don't want to go buying a new battery for a laptop that maybe fried already. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:No power, no lights but green light on power supply blinks rapidly

Remove the laptops battery and try the AC power only. If the green light does the same, it still could only be a bad AC adapter, or at worst, a shorted laptop motherboard
 

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Yesterday in my house,electric fuse was switched to turn on cooker in my kitchen. During this power delivery was stopped for 4-5 second only.
When power back on then pc automatically turns on and just before bios show me :"?Power supply surges detected during the previous power on ASUS anti-surge was triggered to protect system from unstable supply unit.
Press F1 to continue.? And then pc booted fine to Windows.

Is this normal ? Did it damage something? Why i get that message is this normal?


PC:
6700K stock
16GB DDR4
Asus Z170-P
Corsair 750 RM
Gtx 1080
SSD 1x

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I have a Dell 8600 about two years old. When I plug in the AC adapter, it intermittently fades to the battery as though the plug was pulled out (its not) and of course the screen fades in an out when every time it swithces--it does it every 30 to 60 seconds or so. I switched to a different AC adapter (I have a Dell 600M with the same AC adapter)-same thing so I know it is something internally. Any ideas?
 

A:Dell Laptop Power Supply Fading In and Out--power jack is bad or loose?

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I'm interested in the Toshiba G25 laptop but have heard that you can't use it on airplane seat power. It comes with a 120W AC power supply (15Vx8A), but I've been told that most airlines limit seat power to 75-90W max. Lind sells a 12V car adaptor for the G25, but specifically won't include an airline plug for this reason (which I can get independently, of course). I've read some interesting electrical discussions on this board. Can ya'll comment on the following or provide any general advice about power consumption?

1) Given that the voltage of the laptop and airline seat power pretty much match up (12-15V), if the amp draw on the laptop exceeds what the airline power supply can deliver, what will happen? Will it damage the laptop to feed it insufficient current? Will it shut down the laptop altogether? Merely dim the screen?

2) If I remove the laptop battery, which requires power to charge it, how much will that reduce the power need of the laptop? I'm not sure how to work the math, but the spec sheet states the battery supplies 4400mAh at 8A output. Does it require the same to charge it?

3) Most importantly, on my 15 hour transpacific flights, will the DVD player work with that ultrabrite screen at the low airline power supply? A nice feature of the laptop is that you can watch DVDs without powering up the Windows operating system (it has a small linux OS for the DVD player). Granted, the DVD drive and screen are prob... Read more

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Hello: Just received a beautiful W530 Laptop - love the T and W versions of this machines. However, with such a large power requirement, want to make sure that I will be able to run and charge the W530 on United Airlines, American Airlines, etc., using the supplied 170 W Power supply...  Please confirm your experience that this will work. Otherwise, using this laptop on long haul flights will not work. 

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This happens: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfY4A8gQ1bE

The horizontal lines disappear shortly after removing the power supply, and come back when it's reconnected.

Observations and steps taken:

- The computer has been connected to multiple power supplies in different rooms. This behavior happens regardless of the power supply.

- This doesn't start right away when the computer boots up - only after some time.

- It also doesn't seem to happen in safe mode, but I haven't tested it under heavy processor load in safe mode.

What is happening? What steps should I take?
 

A:Computer monitor has flashing horizontal lines when power supply is connected

A system restore resolved this temporarily, but the Windows Update which installed immediately afterwards caused it to start happening again.
 

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Hi,I have tried two batteries.Checking the Battery  Icon on Thinkpad it  reports 88% ChargingSometimes it fails to boot up then I have to remove battery and press power button while applying the mains adaptor.Any suggestionsThank You 

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I have just bought a Dell 19.5 V 90 W power supply adapter for a Dell from ebay. The PSU turned up this morning without a power cord. That's annoying enough but when I looked the connector needed is a type I have never seen before. The centre pin is slightly longer and wider than the other two so I assume that is the Earth pin. The centre pin is also offset between the other two. Again I suppose for connecting only 1 way. The two outer pins have a distance of just under 2 cms between them. Please can anyone tell me what type of connector this is. If I can get some info on it then I may be able to get one.

Thank you Terence



 

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Hello guys.  Can anyone help me understand the power supply on the HP Envy Phoenix 860-019?  The PCIE connector 6 pin connected to the GTX 960 has black and white wires.  Shouldn't there be yellow and black wires?  Yellow is usually 12 volt and black wires ground.  Is the 6 pin connected to my GTX 960  supplying a standard 75 watts of power or something else?  I want to install a GTX 1070 but the 6 pin wire colors are not the industry standard color scheme.  Also there is a 2 pin power connector with a white and black wire.  Usually a 6 pin and a 2 pin can be used together to connect into a 8 pin socket on a GTX 1070.  Will my connectors supply the needed power and connect properly because the color scheme on the wires make no sense. Thank you

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