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Computer is not powering up... Help :)

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by RaPiDo987, May 7, 2010.

  1. RaPiDo987

    RaPiDo987 New Member

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    Hey Guys,

    My mothers 9 year old computer is not powering up. The power supply has a light on the backside keeps blinking. I unplug and plug the wires but nothing seems to work. What do you guys think it is? I was thinking it is the power supply or the motherboard...

    Thanks in advance...:toast:
     
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    could you change out the psu with a different one? tested it without different equipment, tried to power up with no hdd's? gpu? etc
     
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    The only way to find out is part swapping. PSU is probably the easiest to check.
     
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    its 9 years old - id say you got your moneys worth well over twice over. deep 6 that junk & get her a basic AMD system that will do most things a mother should want. MSN/Yahoo, websurf, music & maybe the odd video

    unless you got important data on it - no machine 9 years old is worth saving
     
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    Do the fans start up or not? BTW on those 9 year old computers, I find usually slapping them extremely hard actually solves lots of problems, faulty connections and all. Don't be afraid to do so.
     
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    LOL... Thanks Guys!!
     

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