Computer won't start

By sw123
Nov 5, 2007
  1. Hi all. I have returned

    This time I have an issue...

    I was rearranging my room so I could sit in bed and work on my computer. I had my surge protector on and I plugged in main power to the computer(with everything else connected), and my computer made a slow whirring sound, the green power light came on, and the hard drive light blinked about three times every second. I looked inside and turned it on, and I noticed the CPU fan wasn't turning. so I took out the CPU and the fan, took my multimeter to test if the fan was getting voltage. I got 3V. I took the fan to get tested at 3V and it worked perfectly. I have yet to test my power supply.

    I'm thinking the motherboard or PSU burned out. Here are my specs:

    Emachines T2682(upgraded)
    2.60 GHz Intel Celeron CPU socket 478
    Intel 845GV motherboard
    768 MB RAM
    nVidia GeForce FX5500 PCI
    Western Digital 80 GB Hard drive
    1xFloppy drive

    May I add the computer was working the day before I moved the computer into my room

    It's great to be back at TechSpot!!

    -sw123, master of all things computer(at least I'm better than the school tech my school hired)
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Did you ever upgrade the psu?
  3. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 595

    Never. I'm going to try testing the PSU now.
  4. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 595

    I tested my PSU. I smelled something burning and I got no voltage. I think my PSU's screwed. What do u think?
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