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No Power

By Comptech
Feb 15, 2006
  1. Hello
    My computer was working fine but this morning the screen was blank when I cam in. I pressed the power button for 5 soconds to turn it off and re-boot but nothing happened. There is a blinking light...but no fan or no beep. I unplugged it, plugged it back on and tried to turn it on. Nothing happened. Please help... :) Is it a power supply issue?
    Thanks
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    It does sound as though the psu has failed.

    Does the the psu fan spin?

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
     
  3. Comptech

    Comptech TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No Pwer

    Hi Howard
    thanks for the prompt reply
    There is not fan or anything...no beep...when I press and hold the start button, the green light blinks. I opened up the computer and green light on mother board blinks too. It it's PSU how can I replace it?
    Thanks
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    To replace a power supply, first unplug the PC's power cord, ground yourself with a wrist strap or by touching a water pipe or other grounded object, and open the case.

    Disconnect the power supply's lines from the motherboard and other components, remove the screws holding it in place, and lift it out. Then reverse the process to install the new unit.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  5. Comptech

    Comptech TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How can I be definite and go for the power supply. Can it be the mother board..CMOS and stuff
    Thanks
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Well the fact that the psu fan doesn`t spin up is a clue.

    However, it could be a mobo/cpu problem etc, but unless you try a different psu, you won`t know.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  7. Comptech

    Comptech TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks a million Howard
     
  8. Comptech

    Comptech TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How expensive is a PSU and how do I check the model?
     
  9. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Take a look HERE for a selection of psu`s

    I`d recommend Antec/Enermax/Fortron psu`s.

    About 450 watts should be about right.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  10. Comptech

    Comptech TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The PSU in my computer is narrow and long. It's not like the ones I saw on the website you sent me. Is there any other place where I can find models like mine.
    For now I have installed my hard drive on my old computer and it works fine for now. There are two numbers HPL185VA3P and PDP-124P. With which one should I search.
    Thanks
     
  11. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Is your computer an oem build, such as Dell/hp/gateway etc?

    If so, you might not be able to just replace the psu with an off the shelf make.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  12. Comptech

    Comptech TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It's HP. Do I need to go to HP website to look for the right one?
     
  13. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    It`s probably a good idea to check with HP, to see if you can replace the psu with an of the shelf make.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  14. Comptech

    Comptech TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Howard. I will check with HP
     
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