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AcerPower Electrical Problems
coultog




msg:3919728
 1:00 pm on May 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hi all,

Following the electrical storms last week, one of our office PC's (an AcerPower desktop) has stopped working. It's strange because when it's plugged in the fan turns, but when I hit the power switch it doesn't switch on.

Do any of you good folk have any ideas what it may be or how to fix it?

TIA!

 

steve




msg:3920103
 8:01 am on May 26, 2009 (gmt 0)

The fan might be running on mains voltage, try swapping the PSU.

J_RaD




msg:3920382
 3:59 pm on May 26, 2009 (gmt 0)

Your PSU has died, you might be able to get it 1/2 way running again by unplugging all un-needed devices (cdrom 2nd HD etc) but its time for a new PSU

kaled




msg:3920629
 11:34 pm on May 26, 2009 (gmt 0)

It's impossible to say with certainty, but I would be more inclined to guess that the motherboard/CPU has failed (esp if the CPU fan spins, but you may be hearing the PSU fan).

If LEDs light up on the keyboard, even for a moment when switching on, this usually means the power supply is ok. The only way to be certain is to swap components.

Kaled.

J_RaD




msg:3920898
 1:57 pm on May 27, 2009 (gmt 0)

when a CPU fails the the whole computer fires up and runs - PSU, fans, disks....except it never does anything beyond that. You'll be looking at a blank screen
a MB would have to be pretty burnt up to not even relay a power on to the PSU.

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take the PSU to another computer real fast and if it does the same thing in that machine throw it in the trash.

[edited by: J_RaD at 1:59 pm (utc) on May 27, 2009]

steve




msg:3921446
 8:04 am on May 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

take the PSU to another computer real fast and if it does the same thing in that machine throw it in the trash

DO NOT plug a suspect PSU into a working machine, you could damage your other PC.

If you cannot check the output voltages from the PSU, swap it out with a working one and see what happens.

tangor




msg:3921456
 8:11 am on May 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

In our throwaway disposable culture just yank the drive from that critter and install on a recession priced critter and get back to work. Some of these things don't need to be solved these days. Just get back to work.

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