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Old 18th August, 2005, 01:55 PM
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Issues Wth Power Supply

This has been an ongoing thing, although in the past I have been able to fix it by fiddling. This time its not the case.

Continuing with my Linux mod, I shut down the computer, pulled the case off, and went to restart (so it could continue folding) since I pulled the connector for the power button, I just shorted the two pins with a metal screw driver. The computer turned on, then turned itself off instantly.

I cannot get it to turn back on. There has always been an issue with this motherboard, so it always shows the power on, even when it isnt. This is how I usually tell if the PSU is on or not. I think this means the power supply is shorted out somewhere.

THIS IS MY DIAGNOSIS, FEEL FREE TO TELL ME IM WRONG AND CALL ME A NOOB!

How do I fix it?
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Old 18th August, 2005, 02:08 PM
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I was close. It was the power supply, but it wasnt shorted.

Sometimes it takes a knock to stop it working.

Another sharp knock gets it going again.

I think its buggered.
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Sounds like you have a bad solder joint inside the PSU then.
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Old 18th August, 2005, 02:57 PM
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Something loose would be my guess. I'll just make of a note of not to touch it at all.
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Yeah....and the note should be for yourself. Lol.
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Yeah, thats the idea.
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