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Q: Computer help forum: Click noise from the end of DC power jack, AC power blinking

Hello!

My Toshiba Satellite P755-S5265 has not been able to turn on at all. That's because the AC adapter would not be charging the battery nor would it operate the computer.

Whenever I would plug in my adapter, a weird clicking noise would come out from the computer. Also, the AC adapter charging light would blink continuously as well. I

took apart my laptop and discovered that the end my of DC power jack was the source of the clicking. When I mean the end, I don't mean the area where I plug in my adapter, it's the other end that's connected to the motherboard.

Does anybody have any advice on what I should do? Is my laptop dead and done for?

Thank you so much in advance!

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Hi all,

I have a Dell Inspiron 9300 (all standard hardware) and recently I've been having problems with the PSU staying connected and charging the battery. I has begun to make a high-pitched whine while it is on whenever I plug in a PSU (I've tried three different types: one dell, and two generic). For this reason, I doubt it is the PSU.

I opened it up to clean it out and see if there was anything visibly wrong and saw that there is a little browning around where it connects to the motherboard as well as a few small spots nearby other soldering points. I haven't payed attention to the coloring of the components before, but I'm worried that it's begun to damage things. I plugged in the PSU while it was open to test if any sounds were being made while it was off and I heard a clicking sound every 5 or so seconds.

Has anyone experienced this or have any suggestions? Replacing the motherboard, aka Dell's solution to all hardware problems, is probably not an option since they seem to run higher than what a new computer would cost.
 

A:Dell Inspiron Power Jack Noise

If you pull the battery and run on the charger does the noise stay or go?
 

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hi, i am looking for help. I have lenovo  B590 laptop and problem is when i press the power botton nothing happened, i mean no booting at all and when i plug the power adapter there is click click noise came from adapter but no boot up no light flashing, nothing happened. Can anyone tell me the reason and how can i resolve this issue?

A:Lenovo B590 power adapter making click noise not booting at all

Hi rezaulhasan , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
You can follow the power checkout guide as shown here on the hardware manual ( page 30-31). 
Checking on the LED status on each attempt would provide information on possible points of failure. 
Likewise while the machine is off, use the recovery button (item15 page79) to power on as this can also help isolate if the power button itself is having the issue or if the adapter / motherboard that needs further rechecking . 
 
Update us how it goes. 
 
Regards

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My Inspiron 15R N5110 won't come on. I've tried both battery and 2 different ac adapters. I've removed the battery, unplugged it, and held the power button for 30 seconds to discharge the system, but it still won't come on.
I took the laptop apart and everything looks alright, but the DC jack was slightly brown on top so I replaced the DC jack board. It still won't work.
I made sure the connections are tight (the DC jack and other USB board) by screwing them down. The only thing that happens that shows any life is when the battery is in. The power button, power indicator light in front, and the little "gears" light blink white for just a moment, then off, about every 5 seconds.

Any ideas? If I have to replace the motherboard, what is the difference between 0G8RW1 and 0VVN1W? I'm not worried about the product key not validating - may even put Windows 8 on it.
Thanks!

A:Inspiron 15R N5110 - Will not power on, blinking white power and gear light

Hi brockalee,
Both the Motherboards 0G8RW1 and 0VVN1W are compatible with this model and there is no difference. 07GC4R is also compatible with this model.

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When I am trying to connect my All-in-XPS - DELL XPS18 1810, to the power source it's indicator LED light is just blinking. Battery is showing 2-4% and when the charge is drained it will shut down. In the BIOS it is saying battery is still good. Is it a problem with some IC component is burnt due to voltage issues or something like that? Power adapter is also seems to be fine. We tried it with a different adapter but the result is still the same.

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When I am trying to connect my All-in-XPS - DELL XPS18 1810, to the power source it's indicator LED light is just blinking. Battery is showing 2-4% and when the charge is drained it will shut down. In the BIOS it is saying battery is still good. Is it a problem with some IC component is burnt due to voltage issues or something like that? Power adapter is also seems to be fine. We tried it with a different adapter but the result is still the same.

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Just got a dell inspiron running vista home premium 64. works fine, except each morning the power button is blinking blue and unit has to be unplugged- mouse does not wake it, pressing power button kicks all the cooling fans into high gear, but nothing more. i suspect that this happens when unit goes into sleep or hibernate mode. under 'power plan', "dell recommended" is checked.

ideas?

thank-you for any expert advice that you can offer

A:Dell- blinking power button- vista power mgmt?

Is it a desktop or Laptop?

Dell desktops are well known to have dodgy power units (hardware) installed.

Have you tried a cold reboot to see what happens?.....If you continue to have power issues call the Dell customer support and they'll send you a new power supply (for desktop).

Not sure about the laptops though.

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I have a Sony VGC-RB42G computer. I recently moved my computer, cleaned off all the dust, and when I plugged everything back in, it won't power up. The light on the power supply blinks green, inside the motherboard also has a green light that blinks as well. It has a ticking sound too, but I am not sure if it is coming from the power supply or the motherboard. Any idea what could be wrong.

FYI, I have already unplugged everything from the power supply, pulled out the ram, checked the battery, and put everything back together and still no change. One thing I thought was strange was after I unplugged everything, I pulled the power into the power supply again and this time the green light came on but did not blink. It stayed solid.

Help
ncleo
 

A:No Power, Blinking green light on power supply and motherboard

Sounds like a Power Supply problem.
 

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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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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 replaced the DC jack on an Acer today with a new one. When the laptop has the battery in the power LED shows a power source(unfortunately the battery is dead). When I remove the battery and plug in the charger to the new DC jack, no LED. Hitting the power button results in a flash from the power button light and power LED for an instant but no POST or boot. I tried different chargers as I have a few universals laying around so that's not it.....What's the problem?

A:Acer Aspire 5742 no power from dc jack, replaced it, still no power

Maybe not enough power on my acer laptop the charger says the output is 19 volts 3.4 amps and it runs fine without the battery installed, When I dont have the battery installed and the charger pluged in there is no indication that the changer is indeed plugged in and also when I turn it on I usually press the button just a bit longer to turn it on

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I am tech working on a friend's laptop. it will not power up or boot up.I tried all steps and done a hard reset, tried another ac charger and still won'tboot. I order a new power jack and replaced it but still no power. My friend bought this laptop closeto 2 years ago. is there any way to test motherboard. thanks for your help.

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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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My 2 months old T420s declines to boot since this morning.
After pressing the Power-Button it starts to alternatingly flash the Power-Button light and the fingerprint reader LED.
Nothing else happens, no fan starting to run or anything else.
I haven't changed anything since yesterday when it booted with no problems.
 
Does anyone know what this could be?










Solved!
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A:T420s No power, blinking power Led - won't boot

I just discovered something else, when the Power-Button flashes up the Battery LED is blinking green.This also happens with just the external Power-Supply connected without any battery.

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So I hooked my pc up after I took it w/ me to work becuase I though I was going to a lan tonight. But when I came home and plugged it back. I noticed the power supply box light was blinking. And it wont turn on. No power or what so ever. I need help BADLY

Thanks

A:Power Supply Light Blinking. No Power :(!

Have you opened case to make sure all connections are secure? Something may have come loose while you were transporting it. Give us more info about your computer (e.g. make and model, cpu, ram, name of psu, etc.)

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My computer randomly shuts down and the blue eMachines power light in the front starts to blink. I can't do anything with the computer unless I switch the power off to the computer or unplug the back plug. Then I can plug it back in and turn it on. Usually it happens a little while after I turn my computer on, but it sometimes lasts half a day then shuts off like this. Does anyone know what's causing it? It refurbished and I got it around a year or so ago.

Operating System
Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1 (build 6001)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)

System Model
EMACHINES T6524
Enclosure Type: Desktop

Processor a
2.20 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Not hyper-threaded

Main Circuit Board b
Board: MICRO-STAR MS-7184
Serial Number: 5922724665
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 08/19/2005

Drives
195.63 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
162.76 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

LITE-ON CD-ROM LTN-4891S ATA Device
TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H552B ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]

Generic USB CF Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2
Generic USB MS Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4
Generic USB SD Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1
Generic USB SM Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3
ST3200021A [Hard drive] (200.05 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 4LJ1RMVY, rev 3.01, SMART Status: Health... Read more

A:Computer shuts down with blinking power light

It sounds like you have a driver problem, and the blinking light suggests that the computer isn't actually shutting down, its actually going into what vista now calls 'Sleep', or standby in XP.

I had the same problem with my desktop the computer, try updating your motherboard drivers and video drivers from the relevant manufacturers websites. Give that a try and if it doesn't work then let me know and i'll give you another possible solution.

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Hi. Im new on this forum, but I have a problem with my Inspiron 1545 laptop from Dell pre-loaded Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (although I did re-install several times with OEM OS restore disc). Money is tight for us now, so my AC power jack on the side of my laptop (or the end which connects to the jack) is damaged. I don't know what it is or how serious it is. Once for a while we had to protect the cord from slipping out using duct tape. The only thing I really know is that the coded white rim on that end of the cord, a very small part of it is chipped. And my battery needs replaced, do I need to still fork over an expensive sum for a brand new one?

A:Broken AC power jack, no battery power, help

Hi CSean and welcome to SF
As I understand it, it's not the Laptop-side of the connection that's broken right?
In that case you might find this link helpful:

Amazon.com: Replacement Plug for Dell Inspiron 1525 1526 1545 Laptop Ac Adapter: Computers & Accessories
Granted those aftermarket replacements are not necessarily in the same quality as the original parts.
You often trade off quality for price.
These seem to be original parts (for 3-6x the price as it seems):
https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...&bih=726&ion=1

Hope it helps you further
-DG

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I was happily using my laptop while it was plugged in. it suddenly said the computer wasn't plugged in. my cousin then jammed the wire in. im not sure if it's the power jack thats not working or the cord. i also need the files on my computer for a VERY IMPORTANT PROJECT and i need to retrieve them also please explain what to do as easily as possible as im only 13. my pc is a toshiba
 

A:Power cord or power jack failure

hi and welcome to TSG can you use your battery to power it untill you get what you need off.if you can get hold of another known good power supply for your make and model you can try it if that does not work then the problem is likely to be the jack point. i would not advise you to attempt the repair rather you took it for repair,laptops are a real devil to access and have many delicate parts which are easily broken even by the best
 

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I've got an Insprion 15 3000 (3558, with CD player), in which the power jack on the computer has gotten pushed in  too to plug the cord in.  Has anyone dealt with this?  If I take off the back, will I be able to just put it back in  place do you think?  Or do I need a pro?  thanks.

A:power jack on computer pushed in... help?

It depends upon what's broken -- the jack, or the part of the base to which the jack attaches.  See below for how to access the jack (and for a link to a replacement part if it's the jack that's bad).
www.parts-people.com/.../
If it's the base assembly that's damaged, the repair is still doable, but it'll be a lot more involved -- basically everything inside has to come out and be transferred over to a new base assembly.  The parts aren't expensive but the labor will be if you have a shop do the job.

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My laptop (X230 T lenovo) basically hibernates whenever I wiggle the power connector in the power slot. My laptop is old (5 years) so unfortunately the jack is a little loose. There's only a certain configuration in which it will actually charge my laptop, but if I deviate slightly, my computer quickly hibernates. This problem doesn't occur when I'm using just the battery. I'm guessing it's a problem with the power jack because I just got a replacement power cord/connector and it hasn't fixed the problem. Any thoughts?
 

A:My computer hibernates whenever I move the power jack

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Dell Optiplex 360 does not power on. There is no audible click when the power button is pressed. I have gone through the following Dell Troubleshooting Videos and articles. 
My PC Won't Turn On! (Official Dell Tech Support)
No Power? Learn about Dell's Built In Self Test for power
No POST, No Power, No Video on a Dell Desktop Computer

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I have an HP desktop. I accidentally hit the standby button on the keyboard. It started to put my computer into standby but seems to have completely powered it down. I couldn't turn it back on at all. I've tried hitting the power button and unplugging the computer. Nothing works. There is a green light near the power cord in the back blinking and that's it. I've tried unplugging all peripherals before plugging the power back in. I've also tried unplugging it and pressing the power button a few times before plugging it back in. I just can't get it to turn back on.
 

A:Computer wont turn on after standby - power light blinking

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Hello, i tried to add an extra graphics card into my computer, but after when trying to turn it on, the power button just flashes white. I tried unplugging all the cables, checked all connections and everything seems fine. My computer is asus k5130. Please help:/
 

A:Desctop pc power button blinking, computer wont turn on

The ASUS K5130 desktop appears to come with an Intel Core i3 processor and Intel integrated graphics and a 250W power supply.

Is yours using the Intel integrated graphics or does it have a dedicated graphic card?

What's the brand name and model number of the "extra graphic card" that you installed in it?

What's the brand name and model number of the power supply in it?

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We got a Compaq Presario S6500NX from a friend who had upgraded to another computer and we can't get it to work. It ran fine before he brought it to us, however, once we got it here and tried to power it up it wouldn't start at all.

On the power supply in the back the green light blinks and clicks rapidly when the cord is plugged in, and pressing the power button does nothing at all.

Interestingly, a few minutes ago I took it out of storage, (we got the computer months ago and gave up when we couldn't get it running) plugged it in by itself and it powered up just fine, the fan turned on and everything! So I opened it up and cleaned out some of the dust (I didn't have it plugged into a monitor or anything, I just wanted to see if it was still doing the same thing it had months ago) and, lo and behold, when I tried to turn it on again with everything plugged in, I got the blinking/clicking green light and no power up.

What could be the problem here? I know the whole thing isn't totally shot because it DID power up just fine a few minutes ago. But now we're back to the blinking clicking light (instead of the steady green glow that usually happens when the power supply cord is plugged in). It leads me to believe that something's loose, but I don't dare mess with the power supply box unless I know what I'm doing...

Another question is, if the power supply isn't fixable, would it be possible to replace it with the power supply ... Read more

A:Solved: Power supply light blinking/clicking, computer won't turn on

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Hi!I recently got my hands on my friend's old laptop that hadn't been used for a year. The problem with the G510 was the power jack. It was pushed back and repaired multiple times by professionals but still didn't completely work.I thought that if i bring the power jack outside the laptop it would work. But it doesn't. I plug in the charger and nothing, no led lights no fan no sound. The same charger worked on another computer.So i removed the power jack and i saw no external problem with it. I don't have a multimeter. Next i thought the power jack doesnt really cost much, but then again, the shipping costs would be overwhelming and i can't afford it at the moment.I also tried turning it on with only one memory card, done the 30second thing, charging without battery in case the problem was there but still nothing. The silence is killing me.Could there be any way to charge the battery outside the laptop? Or do you have any other ideas i could try?

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Help please! My family and I own the HP Envy 23 all-in-one PC. Unfortunately most recently it has stopped turning on. There power light doesn't show nor are there any noises/ beeps. We have checked the power source, so that doesn't seem to be the problem. We purchased a new adaptor (120 W). I've tried the F10, down button, enter button sequence using the wireless keyboard. Nothing has worked.

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When I plug a power cord in, the power light instantly (almost) lights up, whether or not I've pressed anything to try powering it up. When I DO press the power button, nothing changes. Nothing sounds like it's running at all. Someone suggested moving the RAM around, so I placed it in a different slot, but that didn't change anything. This was a frankensteined computer that was given to me, so I can't even really provide much in the way of specs. It's an IBM ThinkCentre S50 (shell anyway), but appears to be loaded with a 40GB Seagate HDD, Intel P4, 512MB RAM, and an AcBel power supply. In case this matters, and I don't know enough to know or what I would do about it, but there are a few open plugs for power. The motherboard has a couple plugs running into it, but one still open. The HDD has two empty plugs, but one plugged into it. I would have no idea how to play around with the power supply. Not to say that's the problem. Thanks for any help.
 

A:Computer shows power light upon plugging in, but no boot, noise, or any startup

It could be the power supply (officially called a "PSU" or Power Supply Unit) that's faulty and needs repalcing, but you were right not to go messing with it as even a faulty one can give you a nasty shock from the power that's stored up inside it. I've worked on fixing & upgrading computers for many years, yet even I draw the line at changing a PSU. I let my local PC shop do it for safety reasons, plus I believe in supporting little independant PC shops whenever possible.
 

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i turn it on i can hear the fan etc.. the green button comes on my monitor saying its on then theres just a blank screen, the computer does endup coming up like after 30 minutes. ive checked all the cables and everything and it still wont work. ive scanned my computer for viruses and nothing apart from a few tracking cookies.
 

A:My computer wont turn on when i click the power button for like 30minutes.

bad switch and/or bad psu
 

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So today I was just watching a YouTube video, not gaming, not doing anything too intensive. Suddenly my computer shuts off with the power button blinking green. No BSOD, just powered off and won't turn back on. I tried unplugging the power cable and holding down the power button for 30 secs with no luck. My computer is pretty hot idle at 60 degrees Celsius. But it's been this way for years with no problem. Could something overheating just by watching a YouTube video? When a CPU overheats it goes into blue screen right? So it can't be my CPU. I have a cooler master PSU. CM is a trusted brand. And I also have an MSI motherboard.

A:Computer randomly turns off with green blinking green light on power

Doesn't necessarily mean the screen will blue out because of heat problems mate run the BIOS and post back the readings for the CPU temp (seems a tad high to me for idle) and the CPU fan speed.

The other thing to do is check out the PSU as well via these
PSU - Jump Start

http://www.sevenforums.com/vip/257690-psu-how-test.html#post2130086

but try the BIOS first and if you do the PSU stuff DO NOT attempt to open the device itself you just need to measure the volts on the leads. However volts does not necssarity mean enough current (amps)

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I was wondering if it is possible for a power jack of a laptop to be non functioning even though it has continuity. I pulled it from the board and tested all four wires and they all read good continuity. The jack was broke off the frame but worked properly for a while then one day it wouldn't power on or show any power(no lights) I didn't see anything inside that looked to be wrong so I figured my best bet would be the jack that was broke off. The girl that had it was pulling on it in order to plug it in.
 

A:Dc power power jack?

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Hey folks. My mother's old Windows system has started acting like Windows machines do after a few years, so I decided I'd build her a new machine that dual-boots Windows and openSUSE Linux. For this new machine, I used some of the spare parts that I had lying around my apartment, and some other spare parts from my little sister's computer she that she used in college then gave to me for scrap. Here are the components I used and where they came from.

CPU (used, formerly mine): Pentium 4 Prescott 3.0GHz HT.
MB (used, formerly mine): ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium.
RAM (used, formerly mine): 2x Corsair XMS2 512MB sticks. This RAM and the above two parts were together in my old system before I scrapped it.
CPU HSF (new): Masscool xxx. Don't have specific information on-hand. Will provide if requested. I just have to dig for it. Used Arctic Silver 5 for thermal compound.
PSU (new): Rosewill RP550-2 550W. Bought on Newegg, had problems (described below), RMA'd it, the 2nd one had same problems, so it's probably not the PSU.
Video Card (new): ASUS EN7200GS. No problems as far as I know. The following problem occurs with or without video card seated.
HDD (new): WD Caviar 300GB SATAII No problems afaik.

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Alright, on to the problem. The above system uses the same case, CPU, MB, and RAM as one of my old systems. HSF, Video card, PSU are all new.

I put all the pieces together, as usual, and plugged everything in... Read more

A:Blinking PSU, no power to CPU.

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Please help it worked fine for a while  after my daughter knocked it of the side but now it won't power on
I've tried different power adapters and still does the same thing
No power makes it to the computer at all, the yellow/ green light on the power transformer just goes out when it touches the computer  is there a safety switch on the mother board ?? I've tried it with everything disconnected
Ram
Harddrive
Processor
The battery
And still nothing
Does anyone have any suggestions ???

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Why does shutting down the computer, removing the AC Adapter, removing the battery (if it is a laptop), and holding down the power button for 30 seconds fix problems in one's computer. I was recently corrected in a post of mine that this does not actually do anything unless one removes the 3 volt battery from the motherboard, but I know this is not true from experience. Here is the correction I am referring to from a more experienced member:








  
Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen


I'm sorry, but I feel I need to correct misinformation. Lots of folks read these posts.

The motherboard has a 3 volt battery installed in it. This battery provides just enough power to retain all of the BIOS settings regardless of the state of the main power or the power supply. Following the steps above will not reset the BIOS or the CMOS chip.

You can reset the BIOS defaults by selecting that option from within the BIOS settings. Usually on the Exit menu.

To reset the CMOS (Clear the CMOS chip) there will be either a jumper on the motherboard to perform this function with, or newer boards have an actual reset button.

The above procedure will work to restore the BIOS defaults if you add the step:
2b - remove the 3v battery.
But it will not clear the CMOS.


The reason I know that doing the hardware reset I described initially works:

1. I have a laptop that occasionally suffers from a USB Device Error issue. Every port gives me th... Read more

A:Shut down computer, remove all power sources, hold down power button

Further information; this is what my manufacturer of my laptop suggested for my USB issues View Document. After step B. of the power cycle directions, my computer works fine.

Edit: I have skipped all the steps prior to the power cycle, and it still fixes my problem. It is not a software update that is fixing the problem.

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Recently I installed a new game on my computer (Far Cry 3), and after a while playing it, my computer suddenly shut down, just like a power outtage (except the power was not out).

After debating with friends, I went more towards a hardware problem rather than a software problem, so I thought something could have too high temperature (CPU, GPU, the HDD, etc.).

I have two HDD's, and they used to be together, but I decided to separate them, to reduce their average temperature.

I installed a software called CPUID HWMonitor, and it shows me these values (when browsing and not playing the refered game):



Note that this has happened before with previous games (Neverwinter and Guild Wars 2), and I'm still not sure whether this is a hardware or software problem, since separating both HDD didn't solve the problem.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Computer shuts down like power outtage, Kernel Power Error ID 41

Some error relates to Sentinel/SafeNet products.

Code:
Event[33197]:
Log Name: System
Source: Service Control Manager
Date: 2013-05-07T09:32:28.187
Event ID: 7000
Task: N/A
Level: Erro
Opcode: N/A
Keyword: Cl?ssico
User: N/A
User Name: N/A
Computer: David-PC
Description:
O servi?o Sentinel64 falhou o arranque devido ao seguinte erro:
O sistema n?o consegue localizar o dispositivo especificado.
It is some data protection mechanism, so it may cause some real failure there. And the driver is appearing as too old.

Code:
Sentinel64 Sentinel64 Kernel 01-02-2007 11:39:44
Update Sentinel products from Technical Support - Drivers and Developer Kits.

Also, the just predecessor events of the Event ID: 41 are ....

Code:
Event[34173]:
Log Name: System
Source: avkmgr
Date: 2013-05-09T23:33:45.440
Event ID: 17
Task: N/A
Level: Informa?es
Opcode: N/A
Keyword: Cl?ssico
User: N/A
User Name: N/A
Computer: David-PC
Description:
avkmgr.sys version 12.0.20.2 successfully loaded

Event[34174]:
Log Name: System
Source: avipbb
Date: 2013-05-09T23:33:45.549
Event ID: 17
Task: N/A
Level: Informa?es
Opcode: N/A
Keyword: Cl?ssico
User: N/A
User Name: N/A
Computer: David-PC
Description:
avipbb.sys version 12.0.50.34 successfully loaded

Event[34175]:
Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
Date: 2013-05-09T23:33:45.549
Event ID: 41
Task: N/A
Level: Cr?tico
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