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Pc restarting at the time of power supply changed to inverter mode

Q: Pc restarting at the time of power supply changed to inverter mode

In my office total 10 systems are there....and there is a power backup (inverter) is also there...But particularly one pc is restarting at the time of power supply changed to inverter mode...what is the problem???
Please help in this regard....

Thanks in advance....

A: Pc restarting at the time of power supply changed to inverter mode

Hi and welcome to TSG.

If this is a business, do you not have contracted or inhouse I.T. support?

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OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2160 @ 1.80GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2036 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family, 320 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 334013 MB, Free - 951 MB; D: Total - 9383 MB, Free - 1275 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, Boston, 1.0,
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

My power supply died and I inserted another one, but now my C drive says it's full. It won't defrag and says I don't have room to download any defrag or cleaners. I ran cleaner I already had but it didn't help. The old power supply was a 250, this is a 350.

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It may be unrelated, but i would not get so many BSOD's before i sent my PC to get the power supply fixed. I got three in 15 minutes!

Any help would be very much appreciated.

A:Just changed power supply - getting a lot of BSOD

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Changed 90watt power supply with burning smell for a 420watt unit. After changing supply and powered up, no video signal is available. The old power supply has no power switch on it...The new one does..(computer store says it should not be a problem. I was very careful during the install and well grounded..
Computer is a Packard Bell about 4 years old... It's equipped with floppy & Cd Rom.. AGP video card. on board sound.. the monitor is also a Packard Bell.. it shows "cross hatch" design on monitor on startup.. indicating a video signal problem.... .
I replaced back the new with the old one..same problem.... before the initial change of the 90 W power supply the computer functioned fine..
Thanks in advance

A:Changed power supply no video output

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Thanks in advance...

1. I was given a newer PC from my neighbor. Gateway P4, 160gig hd
2. Gateway PC's Power Supply did not work so I ordered another.
3. New PS worked, but the monitor won't boot up.
4. I reformatted the 160hd w/Windows XP Pro and it works fine in my old PC.
5. I put the reformatted HD into the Gateway...same thing, monitor won't boot, but it works fine with my old PC.
6. I went over all the PS connections and for the life of me, I think I have them all connected correctly. Still no boot to monitor. Green monitor power light just blinks. Also, no juice to the keyboard (no green lights)

I really want the PC upgrade with the is a better PC for sure, but how to get the monitor working.

The MAIN reason why I am wanting to upgrade is I have an Internet DSL speed of 3.0 piped into the house but only get half the speed. My current PC is VERY old (733Mhz)...not even a gig processor. I need a new PC, and hope the newer PC will boost all performance and if not, I need to change my AT&T service.

Any suggestions?

Sorry if I wasn't clear above...hard to really nail things with words sometimes.


A:Changed Power Supply--Monitor Won't Boot Up

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I sure need your help on this! lol. I have a home built computer. It is about 6 years old.
The OS is XP Pro, 2 gig of Memory, 200gig WD hard drive, Asus P5AD2 Premium Motherboard. Here is my problem. I replaced the Power Supply that was in it. I replaced it with a Zalman Heatpipe Cooled 600 Watt Power Supply. All I did, is unplug the old PS, and remove it, then, put in the new one, replugged it, turned on my computer and it acts like
it is going to come up... the PS fan is running, a green led light on the motherboard is on, but nothing shows up on the monitor. The monitor power is on, and I have checked the monitor connection to the compter and it has a good connection. So, I thought maybe the new PS was defective or something, so I decided to just put the old power supply back in it, because it was running just fine before, I only wanted to replace it because it was kinda noisey and I wanted a quieter one. After putting the old Power Supply back in, I powered up the computer and it now is doing the exact same thing that the new Power Supply did. The computer lights and fans are all working but nothing is showing on the monitor. I checked to make sure that the cable and power hookup on the hard drive that has the OS on it is connected good, and it is. I am lost on what to do next. I hope someone here can help me please.
Thanks very much,

A:Solved: Changed Power Supply, now PC wont work

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My mom gave me a Dell Dimension 4700 computer that was acting up. She said it would turn it's self off randomly and she thought it was a virus. When I brought the computer to my place, it powered on once, then I went to turn it on again and nothing. No lights, no power what so ever. So after doing some research I bought a new power supply for it. I just replaced the power supply and plugged the computer in and now there is a blinking amber light in the front and a solid green light on the motherboard but it won't turn on. I have checked all of the connections and they are properly seated. Any ideas what is causing the problem?

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My computer:
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AMD Athlon XP 3000+
1GB ram (2x512)
Nvidia Geforce 7600GS Vid card
333 rated fsb
250w PSU

This computer is usually very fast, with no wait times on IE for instance, loads everything more or less instantly, and as another example runs warcraft on its highest settings with ease.
The 250w PSU has recently been having problems fan-wise, didn't affect performance, but I guessed this was a good hint that it was on its way out, so yesterday I decided to replace it with a 400w Mercury PSU. I carried out a full system scan with norton before the swap, but didn't bother setting a restore point, couldn't be bothered backing up essential files either (slapped wrist). After I replaced the power supply (I replaced it by unplugging the 4 pin plugs to HDD, CD drives, Vid card, and the 20 pin to the mobo, the FDD plug, etc, didn't touch the data cables etc, then plugged everything back in in exactly the same way, except for the 24-pin mobo plug, which I had to unclip the extra 4 sockets on for my 20pin mobo socket), I booted the computer up. On first boot it seemed to go quite fast to the desktop, slightly slower than usual I seem to recall. Then, when I tried to open different apps, and check the device manager, the computer kept slowing or locking, so I shut down to check the connections to all the components. All the connections were good, so I rebooted. The reboot took about 10 minutes, and basically everything was slowed ... Read more

A:Changed Power Supply - now comp is soooo slow

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I'm lost.
The old days with fewer iterations of everything are gone.
I could change a power supply in a Dell even when I had to mod the case.

Now, I'm not even sure which PSU will work, will have the right cables, and will fit inside the desktop case.

Now, before you hit reply, (especially for SpeedStep), and post Corsair CS750M please hear me out.
I've read many threads with various power and Amp requirements:
3.3/5v rail needs 150W
15 to 20W (3 or 4A) on the 5Vsb
9W on the -12V
and the power calculator I used indicates about 600W is needed fully loaded.

Well, I go straight  for the Corsair CS750M, and what do I see in the specs on the corsair site for the CS750M? 
130W on the 3.3/5v
3A/15W on the 5Vsb
9W on the -12v

luckily the dimensions aren't changed.  Still 140mm / 5.5" long

So, I am thinking either the dell Motherboard Specs have changed (?) or the power supply specs have changed. (???)

which? I have no idea.  I am lost.

So, I go looking for PSU that delivers 150W on the 3.3/5v, at least 15W on the 5Vsb and at least 9W on the -12V.

I see there is a EVGA PSU saying it is ready for 4th gen core - 120-g1-0750-XR, but I'm not sure about the dimensions (7.1inches long or 180mm compared to the 140mm/5.5" of the CS750M) and the 4 pin is not a 4 pin.  It is a 2x split 4pin+4pin. 
Also, there is a Thermaltake TPG-750M - with similar specs
150W on the 3.3/5v
15W on the 5Vsb
9W on the -12V
but it is also 7.1"... Read more

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1995 ATX 12v  70 percent efficient
vs 2012 EPS 12v  2.92   80 to 95 percent efficient.

Note the Higher Spec for larger supplies with 4 dimms or more is 6A on the +5vsb.  Higher spec for the 3.3v /5v rails is 170W.

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Ok, did my research first but did not find this exact situation...

A while back, I noticed that the power supply was running hot, temp gradually rises to about the 140's, sometimes spiking to 150 and 160, but then it would sometimes but not always drop, only to creep back up. I then resorted to leaving the cover open for a few days with a floor fan blowing into the case to try to keep it cool while resolving (and deferring) the problem (and that did help). Then, the screen started going blank and also system was freezing up. I began suspecting a power problem, took it off of the PowerWare UPS and plugged into an old power strip, and that fixed the blanking/freezing problems -- so concluded the UPS went south. Anyway, on the old power strip, same problem, so took it into local shop, and it did not even begin to overheat there, stayed cool, so brought it back home, plugged it into the old power strip, and overheated again. Reluctantly, plugged it directly into the wall outlet as a test, runs cool, about 100 to 110. So, something wrong with the power strip also. Solution, replace 6 month old UPS, but....

What this all comes down to is this. I installed some progs to monitor the temps to avoid going into the bios to do same -- MotherBoard Monitor, Aida32, and Sisoft Sandra. Long story short, on the UPS and the old power strip, voltages were weird, and different from when plugged directly into wall outlet. The two that were most noticeable were the two 12 volt readings, pos... Read more

A:Power Supply Overheating, SOME of the time...

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Hello I upgraded to a power supply model#EA-650 and my question is when I put my PC into sleep mode it sounds like all my system is still running and with my old power supply the power light would blink in sleep mode and now it stays solidly on how do I check to make certain it is actually going into sleep mode my system is a gateway model# GM5483e

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I had posted last week about my CPU which would power down and turn off, then back on for a second or two, then off again, over and over. Now it won't even turn on. I took the power supply out and had a geek guy at best buy check it and he said the voltage coming off of the power wires for the drives was at 5 or so volts when it should be at 12. When he hotwired it the fan at least came on which was more than I got. But he said he's not entirely sure it's the power supply and not the motherboard. If the voltage is wrong then i would think for sure it's the supply. The other thing is a little green light on the motherboard comes on when it's plugged in, but that might still operate with the low voltage(?). I wanted to get a new supply tonight if this is what it is. My comp is a Dell Dimension 4600 and the power supply that best buy carried looked to be the same size with the screw holes in a similar configuration, even though this same dude said Dell sometimes needs a specific supply that matches a Dell because of size and layout issues. Should I just drop the $56 and get one or could it possibly be something else that is going wrong?

A:Computer off for GOOD this time(power supply?)

The power supply's in the Dimension 4600's was "weak". Here are 2 links from this site that deal with 4600 Power Supply's that you may like to read. If you only have 5v on a 12v rail, you definately need to replace the unit.

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How to use laptop in ac power supply mode before battery gets charged to 100%? I am using acer E5 573. Is there any software available for this?

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I?ve had my computer for exactly one year now.
The parts were all new and a friend of mine built it for me.

The problem occurs kind of strange:
If the computer is shut down and disconnected from the power supply for about 5 hours or longer I get a bluescreen right after the windows boot screen. Otherwise it starts without problems and works fine.
My workaround for the problem after long shut down is to switch on the power supply, then immediately switch it off and then on again. This works always fine!

My System:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition
4GB (2x2) 1333-777 RAM
ATI Radeon HD 5570

Blue Screen:
*** STOP: 0x0000001E (0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)

I already used all of the windows debugging, diagnostic tools and Memtest but without success.

I hope you can help me.

A:BSOD only after long time without power supply, 0x0000001E

Please remove any CD visualization programs such as Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120%.

They use a driver, found in your dmp, called sptd.sys, that is notorious for causing BSODs.

Use this SPTD uninstaller DuplexSecure - Downloads DuplexSecure - FAQ

When you're done you can use this Freeware MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM(MagicDisc) in its place.


Unable to load image \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\sptd.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for sptd.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for sptd.sys

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Ive just fixed a friends PC as it was starting up and then 1 second later stops (only CPU fan spin) so i tried resetting the CMOS which i doubted would work but it didn't take long and of course didn't work. So its the power supply. Then i sent away for a new PSU for them id used a number of times before (the brand not the actually power supply) and installed it and booted the first time fine but as i though it had lost the date and time. Now i didn't think much of it so i unplugged it and took it round and it did it again. So how can i stop it?. It just looses the date and time but they are no way computer literate and would implode if i mentioned using the BIOS so any thoughts?.

A:Replacement power supply looses date and time

Replace the battery on the motherboard?

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I had a local computer guy replace the inverter for my laptop, because everything was working except the backlight (I used a flashlight lightened from behind the screen after I disassembled the screen. Everything worked great!)

I just went to the guy's house to pick it up. We had ONE test to see if everything was running ok. It surely was. Then, I just got home and turned it on the second time after it was repaired. Everything got so dark again. I could barely see things on the screen. Why?? What happened?


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Hi guys,

first off, I imagine you get loads of people here who register to immediately start asking questions. I understand this must be rather frustrating. I can only hope you guys are used to it and thank you in advance for your time and advice.

Before explaining all details of my system and what I tried already etc., I would like to start with a quick question:

I get a BSOD immediately after the windows logo comes up (Xp PRO SP2), rebooting over and over. Booting in safe mode works fine (I'm using it now)
Could the problem be my power supply? It started making strange noises a few days ago so I suspect it could be the cause. The noises stopped now tho.

So could a bad P-S cause BSOD with normal boot, but still enable use of safe mode?

If the answer is yes I will buy a new PS first and test.
If the answer is no I will elaborate on my problem, specs and the things I tried already.

Thanks in advance for your help!


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I want to get a power inverter to run my laptop in my vehicle. How do I know what my power needs are? This is basically for my kids to watch DVD movies, I want to make sure I get the right thing and don't blow my fuses or ruin my laptop, what is the minimum rating I should get?

A:Power Inverter

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Hi guys,

I'm working on a Toshiba Satellite A105 laptop. The laptop suddenly went dark while in use and now the screen stays dark. In a dark room, with a flash light on the screen, you can kind of make out a picture. I wanted to confirm that this is most likely a power inverter issue before ordering the part. If anyone could help i'd really apprecaite it, thanks!

Here is the solution for anyone interested: As I did some troubleshooting I found that the screen had a pinkish hue which an article mentioned that that usually means there is a problem with the BULB, not the INVERTER. What had me confused is that unplugging the cable from motherboard to inverter brought the bulb on for a second, but unplugging the BULB from the INVERTER did not bring the bulb on, so I thought 'maybe it is the power inverter.' I then took out the LCD monitor from an old dell laptop and hooked it up the the bad HP laptop with the HP'S POWER INVERTER to rule out whether it was the inverter or the bulb. Monitor came on just fine, which means the BULB WAS THE PROBLEM AFTER ALL, otherwise the bulb would flicker just like the bulb from the hp laptop did. Cheers!

A:Solved: Is this most likely the power inverter gone bad?

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Do you think this would have enough wattage to power a laptop?

It says it does, I just wanted to check before I ordered it.


A:Solved: Car Power Inverter

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I have a laptop, Toshiba Satellite A75-S209.

I want to be able to run it in my truck using Microsoft Streets with GPS. Which is better, DC Adapter or DC power Inverter? How much wattage do I need? Will it drain my truck battery?

Thanks for your help, Dee

A:?? DC Adapter or DC power Inverter ???

I can't imagine a laptop would need any more than 150 watts...

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I guess this can go in here since it is kind of hardware.

I am looking into buying a DC to AC power inverter to use in my car so I can watch DVD's on my laptop for long trips. I was wondering if anyone has ever used one of these, and how well they work.

I am planning on getting a 400 or 600 watt one. And I just want to run my ibook off of it.

Any personal experience and notes is appreciated, as I would like to get one soon.

A:Questions about DC to AC Power Inverter

Really need one that powerful for just a laptop - or are you going to run something else off of it. Now I'm not real sure on this but I've seen it with car amps, if you run something that powerful you could need a better alternator than a stock one? I had a friend once who when his camero would idle you could literally watch the voltage on the battery decrease, he had to actually drive to keep the battery charged with his speakers going.

Maybe Stormbringer will have a real answer.

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Working on a client's problematic is a Dell Inspiron 5105.

Laptop was having problems with being unable to power on, and with a darkening LCD when it did power on.

Disconecting the touchpad fixed the power-on problem.

However, the LCD continues to malfunction. I can't tell if the problem is with the inverter, the CCFL, or the LCD itself. The symptoms are as follows:

Sometimes, the screen works fine.
Sometimes, the LCD comes on, but the backlight does not.
Sometimes, the LCD does not function at all.
Video out to a CRT monitor works fine.

There seems to be no way of predicting whether the LCD/backlight will work or not. Just, sometimes it does, and sometimes it doesn't. I've checked to be certain all the connections are secure...

Unhooking and rehooking the connections seems to make little difference. I've reseated the inverter and CCFL, which also seems to make no difference.

Any ideas as to which of the four--inverter, CCFL, LCD or (detachable, ATI) video card--is the problem? Or know how I could determine which it is?

As mentioned before, the computer would not boot reliably until the touchpad was disconnected. Is it likely these two problems are related somehow? I've been assured the laptop did NOT take a lightning strike, but i have only the client's word to go on for this.

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I have bought a 12v DC to 240v 300w AC Power Inverter. Made by Nikkai. which plugs into the car cigarette lighter.
Would it be safe to use it for my Medion MD96500 Laptop in the car along with a surge protector?
First time user of Tech Support Guy forum so any advice would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Power Inverter for Laptop

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I have an HP DV9000 which had no picture on the LCD. Well, it had a picture, but it was very, very faint as if the back lights were dead. Works fine when plugged into VGA or if you squint/shine light to see the actual screen.

So I replaced the screen with my friends old screen from the identical model, assuming the backlights are part of the screen assembly. Apparently not, because it didn't take care of a thing.

So then I figured it must be the power inverter. Replaced that, too, and exact same problem.

What could possibly be wrong? I know how to replace the parts, I did it right. I can still faintly see. Is the backlight a separate part from the screen? Why else would I have no light at all? I know his screen and inverter work fine.

A:Screen and power inverter replaced, still nothing.

Is the laptop motherboard supplying the correct operating voltage and dimming control signals into the backlight inverter?

And yes, the backlight lamps are built-into the LCD panel itself. They have their own power cables and connectors for attaching to the inverter.

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ACDelco 100W Power Inverter
100 watt continuous output
Power Surge up to 260 W
Built in fan for cool running

Got so I can use notebook computer in car.

Are these safe to plug notebook computers into? Any assistance appreciated. Dorothy

A:ACDelco 100W Power Inverter

I've been using a ninety-five-watt version for about a year now with my Averatec loptop without detectable adverse effects. Mostly, I use it for charging; but, I have on rare occasions used it to run the system.

To be sure yours in sufficient to run the laptop you could monitor the state of the laptop battery's charge to see if it looses, gains or stays the same.

Example: If your laptop needs 130 watts and the inverter puts out 100 watts, your battery would slowly drain and the inverter would run hot and maybe fail after a while.

Frankly, I don't undertsand why so many people spend a hundred dollars or more for a twelve-volt power supply they can plug into a cigarette lighter when they can get one of these inverters for around 20 dollars or less. I got a package of two nintety-five-watt jobs for $20 at Sam's Club. That's only $10 each.

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I have a Gateway 450SX4 that just went belly up. I turned my back on it and then when I went back the screen was black. I could barely see the imaging on the black screen if I squinted and looked really hard. Is there any way to tell if this is a CCFL backlight problem or a power inverter problem?? Also is it possible to replace the CCFL on a Quanta Display model QD141X1LH06 ?? It seems to be integrated in the LCD with an aluminum sealed cover. E-mail responses also welcome.

Thanks, Trafcon

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I am looking for a backup solution for my desktop computer (read as: tight budget) which can notify through a software interface about time remaining till batteries run out.

I am trying to run a server on this machine which I'm planning to use to give a demo to some parties from remote location. So basically this desktop will be unattended. I have written a small utility to gracefully shut down the server in case of power failure so that it doesn't look as though it crashed . And this utility needs to read the time remaining till total shutdown from somewhere. So I am looking for a budget backup solution which can provide me this data. (It is doesn't need to log it or so, I'm just happy to scoop it from its process memory if I have to.)

Can you guys suggest any backup-solution or anything which can help me find the time remaining till this desktop shuts down, if running on backup power?


A:Solved: Need advice on power backup - UPS/Inverter

help me find the time remainingClick to expand...
If the UPS does not have a data cable that connects to the PC and software CD, then there is now way to determine this, most APC brand ups's will have this, unless it is a budget model.

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I'm about to go on vacation with my family and decided to bring my laptop along to keep myself entertained on the long car ride. My laptop only has a 4 hour battery and it's an 8 hour trip. So I bought a 12V to 120V power inverter so I could plug it into the cigarette lighter to power it. However, I noticed that the cigarette lighter port provides 120W of power and the inverter is 160W. My laptop only needs 90W to run (according to the manual). My question is: is it safe to use a 160W inverter when the power port only provides 120W? Would I just get the reduced wattage instead of the full 160W or will something fry when the inverter tries to pull 160W out of a 120W outlet?

Thanks to all in advance.

A:Solved: 12V to 120V Car Power Inverter Question

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Hi guys,

I recently posted about trying to troubleshoot a power inverter vs a backlight. With some troubleshooting and help I was able to trace it to the backlight.

Now I've run into a slightly different problem. The screen is black (very dim and even looking at it in the light its hard to see the icons but you can very barely make them out). When I press the standy switch by the monitor it flashes on for a second with perfect colors (NOT purplish like in most ccfl bulb issues).

I took another ccfl bulb just to hook it up and the bulb did the same thing, flickers on and off. I hooked the laptop up to an external monitor and it works just fine (if i press standy I can see it going into standby on the external monitor).

I would say it is the power inverter at this point but would like a second opinion Thanks!

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im not sure is this the right place to post, please help laptop had a video problem before, although it's now fixed, but there's some problem with the AC adaptor. when the AC adaptor is plugged in, my laptop crash immediately. at first i thought this would be a hardware problem or the ac adaptor itself, but then i found that even when the ac adaptor is plugged in, if it's in safe mode or should i say if it's not in WINDOW mode, it won't crash. i check ad test in safe mode, but still dont know why, my conclusion for now is something (software, programme) that are activate when in window mode are preventing/rejecting the ac adaptor.
and its quite obvious, but without the ac adaptor, i can run window mode normally. please if anyone knw what happen to my laptop please help.

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I have a Toshiba Laptop... A week ago, my screen has started going black and coming back. Just two days ago, my screen went black and did not come back. I thought my screen was dead but then I figured that the back light of my screen was gone because when I look at the screen carefully, I barely see the things on my desktop....When I turn on my laptop, I can see my screen for 3-4 seconds, then it goes black again. Same thing happens when I log on after log off... It again gives me the light about 3-4 seconds after just logging on, then it goes black again. I finally opened up the screen, and found the display inverter... and it again gives me the light 3-4 seconds after I plugged out and plugged in the inverter cable. I am not sure whether the problem is the inverter itself of the inverter cable. I really need help.

A:Distinguishing between display inverter and inverter cable problem.

It sounds like the inverter may be sensing an overload on its output(s) and shutting down after a few seconds. Some possible conditions causing it could be 1) the backlight lamp(s) failing, 2) arching of the inverter output cable to itself or the frame of the LCD panel, or 3) a failure of the inverter's overload sensing circuit that makes it think it is being overloaded, when it really isn't.

WARNING: Use extreme caution when working around a CCFL inverter with power applied to it. Portions of it will have hundreds of volts of electrical energy on it. You could receive a nasty (and possibly fatal) shock if you come in contact with the high voltage.

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Hey, i'm building a computer but i haven't realized that the power supply i need is an atx 2.0. What power supply should i get??

I was orignally looking at the Ultra X-connect but it doesn't support atx 2.0 Damn.

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Dear all,

I spilt some water on my laptop a few days ago but fortunately it's completely dried out and working perfectly.... apart from this minor (but important) issue. I would appreciate your help.

Problem: the system time does not stay correct. Even after manually updating the BIOS time and also even after manually syncing it with the various servers available under the time options.

Fix: set the internet time sync interval to every minute rather than its default setting? How do I do this?

Much appreciated.

P.S. This couldn't be a CMOS battery issue surely because even when the system is on and plugged in the system time still deviates from correct. (I assume the CMOS battery is only used when the system is powered off.) If I need it replaced, how does that sit with my Dell hardware warranty?

A:System Time not kept correctly after having manually changed BIOS time

Quote: Originally Posted by dell1545

Dear all,

I spilt some water on my laptop a few days ago but fortunately it's completely dried out and working perfectly.... apart from this minor (but important) issue. I would appreciate your help.

Problem: the system time does not stay correct. Even after manually updating the BIOS time and also even after manually syncing it with the various servers available under the time options.

Fix: set the internet time sync interval to every minute rather than its default setting? How do I do this?

Much appreciated.

P.S. This couldn't be a CMOS battery issue surely because even when the system is on and plugged in the system time still deviates from correct. (I assume the CMOS battery is only used when the system is powered off.) If I need it replaced, how does that sit with my Dell hardware warranty?

For right now, lets just try to update your time. To do this, click on the clock in the bottom right. Then, click on change date and time settings. In the window that comes up, go to the top and click on the tab titled Internet Time. Then, click on change settings. Click on update now in the windows that pops up.

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My computer seems to switch to Power Saver mode of its own volition. I'm not sure what triggers the switch from Balanced mode to Power Saver. Yes, I know and how to prevent screen dimming and sleep mode, and I know how to change the plan settings for any power mode...

...but what is the specific setting I need to use to prevent my computer from ever automatically switching to power saver mode? I want it to boot up into Balanced mode, and never, ever switch from that plan.



A:Prevent switch from Balanced power mode to Power Saver mode

Do you have some program in auto startup that might be doing this ?
Laptops may come with some utility for this ???
You could review your startup programs, or try a clean startup.
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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Steps taken:

-Fresh install (From factory recovery partition) of windows 7, fully updated and drivers installed.

-CMOS Battery Replaced (&Tested with voltmeter)

-Bios Flashed & updated

-windows time service is disabled via services.msc

-"synchronize with timer server" unchecked in advanced time settings.

Further information

BIOS time resets to 01/01/2009 00:00:00 when windows time is updated/changed manually. If windows time is not changed manually, bios time remains accurate.

Upon restart after windows time change, and directly entering bios, the date and time aboved is what the bios time is set to.

Recurring problem

A:BIOS Time Resets if and only if windows time is changed

Hope someone has a better idea, but the first thing I thought of is damage occurred when flashing the bios. I recommend not doing that merely as an update unless a problem is present.

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I am not very experienced and running windows XP with IE6. My time shown on toolbar and all dated material (old items in outlook express folders, etc) has changed to showing military time -6:00 PM is 18:00 PM. When I right click the time on toolbar and get the actual clock, it is showing it correctly as 6:00 PM. This just happened sometime yesterday and I find no settings to get it back to showing regular time. Any suggestions as how to get it back?

Thank You tlh99

A:Solved: Time shown changed to military time

Control Panel, Regional and Language Options?

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Hi i really need some help. I got a virus notification from mcaffee saying i have trojandownloader:win32/ and i selected remove and thought it would be fine. But the next day the computer kept restarting and ie and mozilla would not open. They only opened in safe mode with netoworking so i tried to download virus protection but when i tried to install it the computer would restart so i renamed the programs which it worked for so i could install it. I installed malware and it got rid of some files but it has not solved the issue. Also when in safe mode and using the internet the page always redirects to other pages like smartbizsearch and the internet just does not function properly. I downloaded HiJackThis from safe mode and renamed it so i could use it. I downloaded dds as instructed and here my log for it:DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK Run by Himesh at 16:00:46.10 on 03/06/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Basic 6.0.6001.1.1252.44.1033.18.3000.2377 [GMT 1:00]SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcsC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC: ... Read more

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Toshiba Satellite L305-5955, Ive taken apart and replaced power jack. Not directly soldered to motherboard. While still apart, and battery out/in, connected power supply and still absolutely no response. Power supply is NOT original, and slightly different specs, i.e original 19v..6.3A

current 19v..3.1A

A:Toshiba Satellite L305-5955 does not respond to power supply, new power jack

Almost certainly the problem is that the current rating is wrong, if the laptop needs
6.3 A of current, it won't function on less (just as you can't use a 3A fuse for a kettle!)
Unfortunately it must be the right current rating, I know, I've been caught that way too!
Maybe you can exchange it?

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I'm interested in the Toshiba G25 laptop but have heard that you can't use it on airplane seat power. It comes with a 120W AC power supply (15Vx8A), but I've been told that most airlines limit seat power to 75-90W max. Lind sells a 12V car adaptor for the G25, but specifically won't include an airline plug for this reason (which I can get independently, of course). I've read some interesting electrical discussions on this board. Can ya'll comment on the following or provide any general advice about power consumption?

1) Given that the voltage of the laptop and airline seat power pretty much match up (12-15V), if the amp draw on the laptop exceeds what the airline power supply can deliver, what will happen? Will it damage the laptop to feed it insufficient current? Will it shut down the laptop altogether? Merely dim the screen?

2) If I remove the laptop battery, which requires power to charge it, how much will that reduce the power need of the laptop? I'm not sure how to work the math, but the spec sheet states the battery supplies 4400mAh at 8A output. Does it require the same to charge it?

3) Most importantly, on my 15 hour transpacific flights, will the DVD player work with that ultrabrite screen at the low airline power supply? A nice feature of the laptop is that you can watch DVDs without powering up the Windows operating system (it has a small linux OS for the DVD player). Granted, the DVD drive and screen are prob... Read more

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Ever since i got this new motherboard and CPU ive been having a bit of a nightmare with it.

Gigabyte ga-ma790fx-ds5 -Latest Bios
AMD Phenom Black Edition 9850,
4 gigs PC 6400 ram (Corsair XMS2 CM2X1024-6400
ATI Radeon 4870

The problem is that the motherboard will NOT power up at all with the 2 of the latest power supplies (600 watt+) i have.

It wont work at all with; (Nothing happens its just dead)
Arctic 600 watt Jeantech PSU (brand new and working)
Corsair 620 watt HX PSU (working)

It only seems to work with my Jeantech 450 Watt PSU and i cant for the life of me figure out why. Ive tried everything to get the board to work with the new PSU's. I had thought that the PSUs i got were dodgy but after testing out one in an older PC it worked fine.

Ive removed all parts and tried powering up and i cant get it to boot up. But the PC seems to work fine with the oldish 450 watt PSU which i find just unbelievable.

Can anyone help with this nightmare? Now on the Gigabyte site the CPU i have isnt listed as supported by this motherboard which is kinda worrying could this be the reason? If so how the old PSU boots up.

I just want to have the fracking thing working with the right PSU.

A:Power Supply Wont Power up - Gigabyte ga-ma790fx & AMD Phenom 9850

if I read the specifications right on your mobo... it implies that it has the 4 pin PCI-e input(power) but it also has the 8pin ATX power conector. (it may be simply removing a cap that is actually right next to the 4 pin connector, thus making it an 8 pin connector (thats how it was on my mobo)

Try using the 8pin power with your new PSU, see if that works.

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Yesterday in my house,electric fuse was switched to turn on cooker in my kitchen. During this power delivery was stopped for 4-5 second only.
When power back on then pc automatically turns on and just before bios show me :"?Power supply surges detected during the previous power on ASUS anti-surge was triggered to protect system from unstable supply unit.
Press F1 to continue.? And then pc booted fine to Windows.

Is this normal ? Did it damage something? Why i get that message is this normal?

6700K stock
Asus Z170-P
Corsair 750 RM
Gtx 1080
SSD 1x

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I have a Dell 8600 about two years old. When I plug in the AC adapter, it intermittently fades to the battery as though the plug was pulled out (its not) and of course the screen fades in an out when every time it swithces--it does it every 30 to 60 seconds or so. I switched to a different AC adapter (I have a Dell 600M with the same AC adapter)-same thing so I know it is something internally. Any ideas?

A:Dell Laptop Power Supply Fading In and Out--power jack is bad or loose?

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I picked up this Alienware 5700 off ebay to hopefully refurbish for my son but I'm new at this and still learning and so this thing has me baffled. The laptop is in pristine condition but shows no signs of life. When I plug in the power supply the green light on the power supply goes from solid green to blinking rapidly to the point you can barely see it. To me that would mean a short somewhere right ? If so where ? Has anyone else ever had experience with something like this ? I just don't want to go buying a new battery for a laptop that maybe fried already. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:No power, no lights but green light on power supply blinks rapidly

Remove the laptops battery and try the AC power only. If the green light does the same, it still could only be a bad AC adapter, or at worst, a shorted laptop motherboard

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Hi, I just bought an HP pavilion e9300 a few week ago. And I am going to upgrade the power supply so that I can get a new graphic card--ATI 4870 which requires at least 500 watt power supply. My current computer is shipped with a 350 watt power supply. I will probably get a 650 watt considering the 70% effeciency of power supply.
However, when I talked to an HP technician, he insisted that I could go for a power supply with no more 450 watt. Because the system I just got has a motherboard which has a max power limit 450 watt. He said if I go beyond that, the motherboard will burn out.
So what shall I do? I really want to get ATI 4870 work well on my computer.
Thx very much.

A:Does power supply with higher power rating really burn motherboard?

The long answer is "No".
Just be sure of the dimensions of the power supply before you order a replacement, as HP uses some pretty strange sizes sometimes, and you want the new one to fit with room to spare.

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Sorry I don't know the proper terms, but basically the pin inside the jack where the power cord gets plugged into on my laptop was bent so that it's really hard for me to plug in my power cord and have it stay in place. My warranty with best buy has expired, so I need to figure out how to solve this problem on my own. I can't just leave it like this because the cord comes out really easily and I can't continue to work with such a tenuous setup. Anyway, is this just a matter of replacing the entire unit inside my laptop? I know you probably need more information, but I'm not sure what to provide, so please ask any questions. The laptop is a Toshia M-45, about 3-4 years old. Thanks in advance

A:Bent power supply pin - Hard to plug in power cord

umm.. bend it back so it's closer to normal? That's all I can say about it. usually works for me.

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I have a Sony VGC-RB42G computer. I recently moved my computer, cleaned off all the dust, and when I plugged everything back in, it won't power up. The light on the power supply blinks green, inside the motherboard also has a green light that blinks as well. It has a ticking sound too, but I am not sure if it is coming from the power supply or the motherboard. Any idea what could be wrong.

FYI, I have already unplugged everything from the power supply, pulled out the ram, checked the battery, and put everything back together and still no change. One thing I thought was strange was after I unplugged everything, I pulled the power into the power supply again and this time the green light came on but did not blink. It stayed solid.


A:No Power, Blinking green light on power supply and motherboard

Sounds like a Power Supply problem.

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It's been a while since I built a system from scratch and have a... errr... simple question

gfx: Sapphire HD3850 512MB Ultimate (passive)

MB: MSI P35 Neo2 FIR

PSU: Seasonic M12II 500W

The motherboard has a power connector for the graphic card next to the slot.

Is there any reason I should connect the power for the card to the power connector on the board instead of directly to the power supply?

A:Graphic card power to power supply or connector on motherboard?

First time I have ever seen that feature. I like it. I'm thinking that is a neat/easy way to partially eliminate cable clutter from the PSU. Give it a shot, you can always revert to PSU cable if you wish.

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Ok, so it's time again for me to pick a new power supply, however, I'm in need of some help determining the appropriate wattage for my hardware setup.

AMD Phenom II X4 955 45nm AM3
GSkill Ripjaw X 16.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 668MHz (9-9-9-24)
Corsair TX750w (I dont think its the V2)
ASUS M5A97 (AM3r2)
***here are the voltages listed on speccy*** (if they are of any use??)
+12V 11.731 V
+5V 4.935 V
CPU CORE 1.284 V
VIN3 1.668 V
VIN4 2.148 V
+3.3V 3.132 V
VIN6 1.092 V
VIN7 1.632 V
VIN8 1.668 V
ASUS ATI Radeon HD 5870 (x2 in Crossfire @ 158w ea)
59GB Patriot Pyro SE SSD

I have terrible luck with random bsod's and power supplies pooping on me, I want to pick one this time that will last me. Also, I have my power running through a Monster Power HT700, I live in a new apartment so the wiring should be ok, I've dusted out all of the components inside the case, double checked my connections, all that jazz. I've got a cooler over my memory, I am still using my stock cpu cooler, but thats changing soon (I get crashes @ idle too) Any help I could recieve I would appreciate, thanks


A:Hardware Power Consumption-Picking a new Power Supply

You have pretty much the same problem as me (getting BSOD's randomly). For me it's bulging capacitors on motherboard. You should take a closer look for capacitors on your motherboard. Dead capacitors look something like that:

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Answer Match 52.5% we finally got my girlfriends new PC up and running. The problem im having...or more of a concern really. Is when you flip off the power supply, and then flip it back on, the PC gets a short burst of power. IE the lights and fans all come on for a second or two. Then you can press the power button and turn it back on.

Any ideas guys?

A:Power Flashes when I flip the power supply switch..

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Working on a dell dimension 2400,think may have bad power supply.Anybody know if that model uses a proprietary PSU? or will a regular industry standard one work?

A:Dell Power Dimension 2400 power supply

Should be a standard ATX PS.

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Hi forum and pc gurus,

My problem is specified down to my PSU, at least I think so. (550W Logisys PSU - maybe the quality has something to do with it, I paid $19 for it from NEW EGG). I have A Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 Motherboard, a Intel Core 2 DUO Conroe 2.13GHz processor with heatsink and Fan, Sapphire ATI X1950 Pro, 2 GIGS of WINTEC DDR2 PC 6400 (800) RAM, 1 SATA Maxtor 320 GIG HD, 1 2.5 inch SATA 160Gig HD, and two DVD Burner Optical Drives (both IDE).

I have it hooked up like this, two Optical Drives connected to 1 IDE connector/cable which is hooked into the IDE input on the motherboard, both are set to slave. Two CD outs (connected one to each Optical Drives) to one CD input on the motherboard. Both HD's are connected to SATA inputs on the motherboard, one is set for master, one is set for slave (I heard that it did not matter but wanted to state that anyway), then my ATI RADEON X1950 is hooked directly into my only PCI Xpress 16 slot. The power connectors are then all hooked into their respective inputs on the drives and Video Card. ANd last but not least, all the Power button and LED connectors are hooked into their input on the motherboard, wich I set up exactly as the motherboard diagrams and directions directed. I turned the switch on the PSU to on and I only got a faint mouse like squeek, then nothing, not even the fan. So I figured it was DOA, so I had newegg send me another. I got it today, installed it, hooked all the power connectors to the hardware, th... Read more

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I shut down my Pavilion Elite for 1 week while away and now it will not turn on. The power supply light is on, I replaced the CMOS battery and the power switch is ok.

A:Pavilion elite power supply light on, won't power up

As you did not mention any message or display on the screen, I would use this tutorial for a step by step diagnostic.  It also helps to remove the side panel, and visually watch the CPU and rear case fan movement(s).  As you press the power button, pay attention to the fans. Also does the Power Supply LED stay ON? Or did it go OUT when you pressed the power button?  

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Hi All,
My IE got an wield problem recently: everytime when I restarted my computer, my IE homepage was changed to no matter how I changed it back to another homepage everytime.
I scanned the computer and there's no virus found. I seached the RegEdit, and didn't find seachtv there.
Has my computer beed attacked....?
Thanks in advance!

A:help: IE homepage automatically changed upon restarting the computer

Did you add some hardware to your PC recently? Did you visit a website that has to do with computer hardware or software? A lot of apps, hardware, or websites deposit controls to redirect your browser or homepage to a certain website.

Try something like Adware, Spybot, or PestControl to help get rid of whatever it is.

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Hi everybody,

I tried to search on google about this, but it's not really help and it never happen to me before so I post here.

My PC was running normally for a long time, just couple weeks ago I sent my faulty video card (xfx nvidia 8800 ultra) to get warranty service and they sent me back another. The new one works fine, but a week later I tried to turn on my computer and there's no power at all. No lights on, no fan running, just no sign of power. So I check inside if there's any wire from the PSU is unplugged, but everything looks good, nothing seems wrong. I'm sure the power from the wall is good and the power switch on the back is on. So I tried to check the wired again, push the power cable to the mother harder and press the button, it worked. But that doesnt solve the problem, if I put something heavy near the PC or the desk is vibrating a little bit, the power turns off. I press the power button again it would not turn on until I open the case and press the power cable to the motherboard harder, it's on. I then close the side panel, it's off, no power.
This is really annoyed me, I dont know what else to do. What caused this problem? The power supply or the power button? Can somebody help me?

My system specs:
ECS G31T-M mobo, Intel E8400 Duo, 2x2GB RAM
2x2 SATA HD, nVidia 8800 ultra video card
ULTRA's 1000watt PSU

A:Power supply or power button problem?

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So I hooked my pc up after I took it w/ me to work becuase I though I was going to a lan tonight. But when I came home and plugged it back. I noticed the power supply box light was blinking. And it wont turn on. No power or what so ever. I need help BADLY


A:Power Supply Light Blinking. No Power :(!

Have you opened case to make sure all connections are secure? Something may have come loose while you were transporting it. Give us more info about your computer (e.g. make and model, cpu, ram, name of psu, etc.)

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was watching dvd and pc cut out completely... high pitch beeping comming from my power supply on hp 110 desktop... when i unplug from tower beeping stops .. plug it back in and it resumes.  No power, no flashing leds ... just constant beeping... no pattern ... just beeps continuously.

A:constant beep from power supply... no power to pc at all.

let me be clear.... beeping not coming from tower.... it comes from the plug in power supply... the square box part of it.

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Hi !! All,

Happy New Year to all members and technical assistants.

I have a little issue in which I require some help and guidance.
I have a PIII 900MHZ 256 MB memory with a ASUS MB-

Recently it died on me and assumed that the reason I could not get to power
it up is due to my power supply. I went out and spent the money and bought a brand new power supply from a computer retailor. I saw him remove it from a brand new case.
I installed the power supply , trying to power it up, I can see the fan rotate a little bit but not enough to power on. Changed socket and it power on.
It booted up but after 30 sec, it shut itself off and now I cannot power it back on until 15 min. later when I went and change power socket once more.
This time, the power did not stay up very long. As soon it powered up, no more than 1 min later while it was loading windows Xp, it shut itself off nad now again can't power it back on. I have a power extention and power bar in which I used and both shuts the computer off. Anything else plugged to it doesn't seem to do any affect. This is the second new power supply I'm trying.
What else can it be ? I have not tried to place the computer in a different room on a different plug yet. I will try that tonight but in the meantime, what else can I try ?

Thanks for your help and listening.

Cheers !!


A:Pc wont power on after power supply replaced

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Finally broke down and started building a new system -
I'm too old to game, this all started out as a home video

Anyway - gathered all my components, now I'm working
to assemble them.

The case came with an Okia Model 500-ATX power supply.
But no wiring schematic.

I'm trying to identify the power supply fan plug - what seems
to be it doesn't at all match the connector on the board.
And I've got that positively identified by the board manual.

The board has a small male 3 pin connection. The only thing I
can find that might be the fan connector coming from the
supply is a small 4 pin plug at the end of 1 of the strings of
drive power harnesses. Nothing tucked up behind the
supply case or anything.

Is that likely to be it? Or would that be for a floppy or something?

I tried to Google for a wiring schematic, but could find nothing.
In fact, nothing much at all on this brand of supply - just
a couple places that sell them. Please don't tell me I got
an el cheapo that isn't worth having!

At the risk of getting ahead of myself, in case I need to adapt
something like that to the different style male connector on the
board, in this case or something else I may find as i progress,
is there some type of source for adapters, or what would I do?

Bear with me, this probly won't be the last question I'll dream up -
just getting started.

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A:New power supply, no schematic, looking for power fan plug.

There are basically two voltages available to you: 5V and 12V. Doesn't really matter where you get it from - some pin on the mobo or some wire from the PSU.

From the PSU the yellow wires are 12V and red ones 5V, black is ground. The fan voltages should be written on the fan itself, the black fan wire is ground, red may be 12V or 5V depending on the fan voltage.

Fan headers on the motherboard should be labelled so, check with a voltmeter what pin gives out what.

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Hey, got quite a problem with my laptop.. It's a Medion Erazer X7813, worked well for ~2 years.
I was doing a graphics card benchmark yesterday and it stopped in the middle of it(monitored temperature, it was at ~80 degrees Celsius when it turned off). No bluescreen or anything just off and I couldnt restart after that(no fans nothing). I thought it might be the power supply, so I tested it, but it was doing 19v when not plugged in, but when I plugged it in and unplugged it again it was at 1v. When testing I unintentionally shorted the power supply and it showed 1v after that just as it did after plugging it in, is it shorting inside the laptop? Could it be the battery or something more serious like the MB? Any ideas are welcome!

A:Laptop gets no power, power supply seems to be working

The charging circuits on the laptop motherboard may be shorted...

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My power supply died a few days ago and I have replaced it. My PC will now boot but will not send a signal (turn on) the monitor. Everything on the PC seems to work but it just will not turn on signal to the monitor. I have tried two different monitors with the same result.




A:Power supply died, now monitor will not power on

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Ok so lately I have been getting a BSOD at very random times and it looks like a Diver Power State failure. SO all of my friends and every website I go to makes it seem like I need to get a PSU. Right now I have a Quad Core and a 8800GT and 375W PSU. So my friend told me to get a new 700W PSU.

So, if the only fix is to get a new PSU? I tried to rollback my GPU driver but it didn't help.

So any ideas?

A:Driver Power Failure = New Power Supply?

You're greatly risking the health of your whole computer while running with such underpowered power supply. Do yourself a favour and get a quality PSU. That's the cheapest one that is enough and of good quality that I could find with a quickish search.

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I'm currently a computing student so I rely on my computer a lot for my studies and was hoping I could get some quick advice/troubleshooting on here. So here goes :

I've had a problem with my computer recently, it's been working fine for a year or so with no problems, and then one day i tried switching it on and nothing happened. I tried once more and then the power short circuited (I then had to turn the power back on from the mains switch).

The strange thing is, my housemate had exactly the same problem, and after searching for the answer , he was told it was due to a static buildup and the solution was to take out components (graphics card, RAM) e.t.c and put them back in.

I tried this and no luck , I was thinking due to the short circuit, there may be a problem with a fuse in the power supply? other then that I'm completely stumped and would appreciate any help given.

Many Thanks for all help received

A:Computer won't power up (poss. power supply)

Does it happen with any other appliances? as in does using the toaster while using the kettle While your mate is in the Electric shower, telly on, or ironing?

Possibly a static build up, it is possible, Wher are you situated??
What voltage are you on?

What is the make and model of your comp? is it the same as your friends?

is your machine custom built or is it a brand?
Answer a few of them and we will try to narrow it down 4 you..

Mean while if you could get your hands on a spare PSU that would be handy. And remember when dealing with PSU's alway leave them to sischarge for at least 24hrs,
the 3 D'S, Disconect, discharge, dismantle.

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I have a generic MB (P-120 CPU ) which I just switched to a different case and power supply. It has an extra "six pin power type connection" in the middle of the board. Only one supply that I have matchs this and the wires are three green and three black. What is the funtion of this connector, it looks from the wire colors to be some form of switch.

Its a case of not wanting to swap out the power suppy from my other unit unless necessary. I have 4 other supplies and none have the extra wire, which is listed as P10.

Many thanks in advance.

A:extra power leads on power supply?

Sounds like typical extra +5V lead and can be used for any number of things...(riser cards,backplanes,to drive extra slots, etc.)
Without knowing the specs. on your motherboard this question is impossible to answer...Post Mobo identification (make/model) or obtain FCC ID and post that. Perhaps we can find a more definitive answer for you...BOL

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Hello, everyone - I have just assembled a new build. It will not power up. I need a suggestion to figure out if the problem is the case or the motherboard.

This is a mini-itx build. The case is Linkworld LC820-01B. This case comes with a 12 volt 65 watt external, laptop-style power supply that plugs into the rear of the case just like a laptop power supply plugs into a laptop - a barrel connector. Inside, this power connection connects to a power supply component that is not like a regular ATX power supply, but is on a printed-circuit board mounted on the case. This has several capacitors and other stuff. From that comes the 20-pin and 4-pin power supply lines for the motherboard.

I assume the 12-volt power supply for this external power supply unit is right, since it came with the case. It was 65 watt.

The processor is an IBM 1155 3220t, with TDP of 35 watts. Lower-powered CPUs can be put in a small 1155, so I assumed the power supply might be under-powered. I ordered a 90-watt 12 volt power supply with the right size barrel - and same polarity (pos inside).

The MB is an ASRock H61MV-ITX. It is 1155, mini-itx form factor.

Still, same problem.

Everything is connected correctly.

When I press the power-on button, an external CD drive I have plugged-in spins up for a while. But no power light comes on in the front of the case, there are no POST beeps, the fan for the CPU does not spin up. No other signs of life.

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A:New Build no power-up: case's power supply or MB?

Well, I figured out the problem.
I am planning to re-do the older mini-itx system I have; it has gotten riddled with Trojan software for kids downloading games; it basically has been de-commissioned already.

So, I took the pico-psu power supply from that older computer, and hooked it up to the one I am making. Everything went perfectly.

So, I un-did that, removed the MB from case, disconnected the barrel-power connection from the case, unscrewed and removed the power supply that had been mounted in the case, put the pico-psu power supply back in place (I had to drill the hole for the barrel-connection out to be a little bigger since the pico-psu internal/external connection is threaded and held in place by nut with lock washer), and routed wires to be clear of cpu fan, screwed MB to stand-offs, and closed it all up.

now, everything is great. I like this linkworld case, but the power supply is worthless. I may try to get a few dollars back from the ebay vendor, to make me happy with a case that is less than what I should have gotten, but is working for me; I don't want to wait on returns, etc.

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My first post...

I received my new DVD DL +/-RW drive today and eagerly installed it. I of course unplugged my computer's power supply while doing it. After plugging the power back in, the green LED on the back of the CPU started blinking (never noticed this before), and when I hit the power button, NOTHING happen. No fan turns, no lights, nothing. When I unplug the power supply, the green LED blinking gets slower and slower, and after about 15 minutes it totally stops. I plug the power suppply back in and it starts blinking all over again and still the power won't turn on.

All I did was replace a CD-ROM drive with a DVD Multi drive. I didn't mess with anything else, so there should be no power supply shortage or problem. Any thoughts as to what could be happening?

By the way, I have a 2 year old Compaq computer with 2.0 ghz Athlon 64, 1 gig RAM, no problems thus far.

A:Computer won't power up after disconnecting power supply

While installing the new optical drive, you might have inadvertently loosened one or more connectors. Recheck all data and power cables to make sure they are tight, including all those to the motherboard.

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I have a server that I would like to upgrade to 20 1TB Hitachi HD's. They claim max startup current of 2A. and idling down in the .5A range. The platform will be a 775-series X48 with a 6600 Core Duo. Graphics card is small, does not even require aux power connector. Not needed to just supply the KVM with 1280x1024. No other signficiant sources of 12V drain exist other than the MB/CPU, a slim CD-Drive for installs, a slim floppy, and one additional 30GB SSD startup drive (2W when active).

I am looking at an 850W Corsair. I've heard these are quality supplies and I don't want multiple rails since no one really knows what sort of Voodoo goes on as to how they divide multiple rails up. And I don't want to get into that. I will be using a single-rail +12V PS. I can add a second if I need to but I'd rather not.

Do you think this will be sufficient for handling 20 Hitachi hard drives? "Green" drives are a non-starter since they will drive my Raid 6 controller, and then me, off the deep end with TLER issues. I do have staggered spin-up control of the drives with the controller.

Thanks for any help.

A:Power Supply Question & HD Power Consumption

Power Supply Question & HD Power Consumption, Pt. 2 - Laptop vs. 3.5"

My second question is this - I have a BTV server that needs to be on at all times during the season to record shows during day and evening.

Suffice it to say that you CANNOT reliably put one of the critters into sleep/hibernate mode and expect it to wake up and reliably record a show. It just won't happen.

Now, this is one case where I can use "Green" 3.5" drives, but I am also considering banking 500GB 7200RPM or even 5400RPM laptop drives. These will all be on a raid controller, but since they will be in pass-thru mode or RAID 0 mode the controller won't freak over TLER like it would with RAID 5/6 and mark the drives bad. The controller also has more than adequate cache to handle a 5400RPM spindle as OTA HDTV generates little more than 2.5MB per second per channel. Even 4 channels at once is 10MB/s and that should not tap the ability of a 3Ware controller with cache on 5400 RPM RAID 0 or even pass-thru drives.

My question is this - 2 500GB laptop drives burn much less startup and idle current than a single 1TB 3.5" drive. Has anyone tried running multiple laptop drives on a RAID controller, and what sort of luck have you had? What sort of sustained throuput can you obtain?

Electricity is a huge factor here, at 12 cents per KWh. I can recover the marginal cost of 2 500GB laptop drives vs. 1 1TB 3.5 drive.

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I'm running Windows Xp pro. I've been working on ridding my computer of the WinAntivurs crap. I noticed last night that my time's changed to military time. I can't find any place to change it back to U.S.Eastern time. I'm sure it's something simple. Can anyone tell me? Thank you!

A:Time Has Changed To Military Time

Hi jankali, to BCTo set your time format in Windows XP go to the Start Button then select the Control Panel. In the Control Panel select the option to Change the format of numbers, dates, and times.Now select the Customize button in the Standards and formats section, notice the legend for the different time formats on the bottom of the window. Now select the Time tab and then click on the drop down menu arrow next to the Time format box. You now have four different time display options to choose from, two are 12 hour time formats and two are 24 hour (military) type formats.Choose the h:mm:ss tt select to change to the default windows format. Then click on Apply or OK to finalize your selection.

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Ok so, i do know what the problem is, this is more about what i can do to use my computer until i can fix the problem. Ill start off with what the problem is. My computer wont turn on, from the get go i knew the power supply was okay because the mother board has a green light on it showing that its getting power. of course, just in case. i tried putting a new supply in but there were no changes. At first glance the mother board looked good. No blown resistors or anything of that sort, i sent it to a friend to check it out though, once again just to be thorough and sure. Finally after hours of tedious searching, i found the problem. The chip that the power button plugs into has blown out! Very happy thats all it is. Now, my question to all of you, is, is there anyway to bypass using that board so i can run my computer until i replace it? if i just unplug the little board that the button is a part of, the computer obviously does not turn on when i attach the computer to power and i dont know how i can trick it into turning on without having the use of the power button. Any info would be greatly appreciated.


A:Power supply and mobo are 100%, no power

There are some motherboards that have a power on button directly on the motherboard. I don't suppose you have one of those? There are some BIOS' that can enable the keyboard to power on the PC by pressing any key. I'm using one of them now. Of course, the problem with that is to get the PC started in the first place so you can change the BIOS setting (if it has that setting).

What motherboard do you have?

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Came home, walked in and noticed my PC was off. monitor was on, speakers on, modem everything on as if the power had blinked out for a sec and my system had shutdown. I pressed the power button on the front and got nothing. i checked the power supply's own power on/off switch on the back and got nothing. no light that its on or anything. thought maybe it was the cable so i plugged it into my other pc and the cable works, so i'm thinking maybe the psu went bad or took a hit. Im guessing i just need to replace it. How difficult is it to replace it by yourself. i've never done that before and do you think that its the psu at fault? I'm thinking that if there is not power on light, then something is wrong big with it. my heat temps stay down between 28C and 34C at the highest. Also, can i replace it with just any other 600w power supply or does it need to be a specific kind. company i bought it from online listed it as dual core certified 600w psu. no mention of 12v rail or anything else. i guess i can get that from them if they have it on file.

A:No power to Power Supply, no lights

Well sounds like your power supply took a power surge. Well to start with i would try a power supply. Now about replacing the power supply cheap is not the best way to go, learned from experience. Here is my recommendation:
And for replacing a PSU not hard. If you need help removing it Post back i will walk you through step by step if need be.

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I have a Delta DPS-150GB B Power Supply out of an Apple Macintosh Power Mac computer. I would like to use it as a 12v/5A power supply for my model train layout. I have a couple important questions:

1) I need to know the pin-outs of the connectors (1-4pin, 1-14pin, 1-5pin on ribbon wire), specifically which ones control start-up and various voltage outputs.

2) Being a Switching Power Supply, I think there must be a load on at least one of the output rails. Can I create this with a simple resistor of some sort? if so, how exactly what would I need to do.

I can email photo of the connectors if that would halp. I would appreciate any help. Thanks.

A:Using Computer Power Supply for 12v Power

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I have a Windows XP Home Edition SP2 computer.
768MB Ram

Last week I installed SP2 on my computer because I had SP1 and decided to upgrade.

A couple days later when I click on "turn off" my computer restarts NOT shutdown... When I click on "stand by" The screen goes black, then I get a "blue screen" (Like in Windows 98) But it's dark blue and stays up for only a second. Then the computer resets.... The next day my computer stopped that but then As soon as I press the power button the TV in the living room goes all fuzzy.. I turn it off. I remove the power strip thinking that it went bad... I do use every plug, but other power strips in the house are full too....I plug it directly into the wall. The restart stops, still fuzzy. I unplug ALL the connections in the back of my PC except the Power and monitor...... It stops.. Plug it all back in. Put it in another outlet in my room. Does it again.... Change HDD power cable.. (motor could be causing this?) I finally realize that it's the TV tuner card. The cable connection is already being split into 1/7ths! I had a bad plug on the TV splitter so the fuzziness got fixed.. I put the power strip back on and the restart is going on again... I tried on a outlet too....
Why is my computer restarting when I click "Turn Off"? Is the "shutdown.exe" corrupted?

A:Power Supply or Power Strip?

Check your power management settings (and reinstall software if needed, from the manufacturer website). I've run across many problems with SP2 messing with power management settings...

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My PC suddenly shut off and wouldn't turn on, but the mouse and motherboard lights were still on. A tech took my PC and ran some tests. I assumed that either my Power supply or my Motherboard was unfunctional but he called me back telling me that it was neither, and that the problem was coming from "a part" that gave power to the motherboard. The replacement of this part would cost $80.

Am I getting ripped off? What part could possibly cost $80 and isn't the Power supply?

A:What gives power to the Motherboard that isn't a power supply?

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HP Palvilion m9077c
Motherboard IPIBL-LA (Berkeley)

Power Supply (DPS-350ab-8a)

Hello all, this is my first post. First, let me thank all for being here and sharing your vast knowledge. My PC and power supply is above, web-links included for more accurate description. Also, I have scoured this forum/internet attempting to resolved and yes there is a ton of info. The problem is the I cannot find specific details "similar" to my problem regarding how they determined the repair action, other than replaced power or mobo. So hopefully, when this is resolved this will help someone with my similar problem.

- Problem > PC will not turn-on, just as if not plugged into power source.
-- Sypnopsis > Nothing unusual happened as far as I know. Shut-down PC for the evening as
usual, next day went to turn it on...nothing.

- Troubleshooting accomplished:
-- Checked power outlet & cords, checked good
-- Green light on back of power supply is steady green...normal indication
-- Removed power supply to test with multi-meter. Strapped/jumpered pins 16 (green wire) with
ground (blk wire). All appears normal, everything is in range of specifications, values below:
pin 1: 3.39
pin 2: 3.39
pin 4: 5.07
pin 6: 5.07
pin 8: 5.03
pin 9: 5.03
pin 10: 12.17
pin 11: 3.39
pin 12: 3.39
pin 13: 3.39
pin 14: (-)12.01
pin 21: 5.07
pin 22: 5.07
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A:NO POWER, Is it power supply or motherboard?

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hey.. I have an interesting problem.
When I plug the atx power supply into my motherboard as soon as it makes contact the psu fan spins about 4 times then stops. which i suspect means its testing to see if it works or something. But i have a computer out of the case and i might have made the fatal mistake of useing a paper clip to "jump start" the motherboard by contacting the power jumpers. now whenever and metal contact is made (paper clip, the actual start mechanism, anything) it won't cut on. Well me, thinking i must have messed up the jumpers, cut the psu green and red cord (i double checked to make sure they were the power on cords) and twisted them togeather and put electrical tape around them. I know its not the best job but i was just testing a theory. When I plug in the psu and its plugged into the motherboard the psu fan becomes turned on (because of the twisted on wires) and spins. But the cpu fan and motherboard remain powerless. I am wondering if i've done something wrong or have screwed something up... any help would be appreciated.
ps. before the problems begain i installed the motherboard into a case because it was just components and i founnd a cheap case. When I installed the motherboard I screwed metal screws into the contace points where the motherboard is supposed to rest. I heard somewhere metal is bad for the bottoms of motherboards so that could be it. thanks

A:power supply and power jumper

Disconnect External Power To The Wall Socket Before Messing Around In The Box!!!!!!!!!!!

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Somebody, please tell me what this is and what's it used for?

A:What is a 4 pin power connector from power supply?

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Would a 500W power supply power this

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition


Nvidia Geforce GTS450 1GB PNY

Gigabyte SKT-AM3 GA-880GM


DVD RW Drive

A:Would a 500W power supply power this

Hi QGamez,

I reckon a 500W wouldn't be enough but a 750W may be the right one. I had a look in a few forums and they had 650W & 750W etc but not 500W.

But wait for more input from the others and see what they have to say

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Went to dinner, left PC running. Came back, PC shut down. Would not power, lights, fans, LEDs...nada, zip, zilch. We had a brown out a few days back...I figured the power supply finally crapped out. Tonight installed a new power supply (Antec Smartpower 2.0 350w). No change! I push start button....absolutely nothing.

I have checked:
a) power at outlet OK
b) changed power cords, original is cord OK, but I notice when I insert the plug into the recepticle there is a spark. Now I'm not much of an electrician but I don't think there should be a spark for just plugging it in.
c) I have plugged my backup PC (this one) into the same outlet on the surge protector and it's running fine, soooo... the problem is in the computer.

If I plug the power supply in...shouldn't the PS fan run? It doesn't.
Can there be something bad on the (shudder) mobo, like maybe the start switch or something?

Also confusing me...I have sata HD, this new PS has power plugs for sata. My old power supply only had the regular 4 pin plug that I plugged into the sata HD yet it ran fine. Do I need to use the sata plugs on the new PS?

Cripes, I'm so freakin computer impared..

Please... need help, this is my gamer PC and I'm a BF2 junkie!

Thanks for viewing this thread.

AMD64 3000+
ATI 9800XT 256mb
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz
1 gig PC3200
XP Home sp2

A:installed new power supply...still no power!?

Is the LED lit on the MB? Try bypassing the front case switch by putting the blade of a small screwdriver across the pins on the MB that the switch connects to.

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Hello everyone,

I have a Dell Optiplex GX270 with a pentium 4 processor, yes I know, old, but it works. It is running on Windows XP Pro, version 2002 with service pack 3. I have cable internet connected to a Linksys WRT100 router. As of late, my computer has been acting a little funny. I cannot seem to browse the internet for more than 5 minutes (with either Firefox 3 or IE 8) in normal mode, but the computer shows that I am connected to the internet. I was connected via a usb wireless adaptor, but since it has been acting strange, I have removed the wireless adaptor with the software and am now connected through an ethernet cord to the router which is connected to the cable modem.

The internet works fine in safe mode with networking though. Plus, in normal mode, I am able to update services such as McAfee virus scan and Spybot, as well as remote connect to another computer, which require internet although the internet browsers say that it is not connected. I have ran Spybot, Ad-Aware, and McAfee virus scan already as well, all have not found anything. My roommate's laptop is able to connect to the network, via ethernet and wireless adapter, thus I do not believe it is either the router or modem. In device manager, my network adaptor icons did not show either an "x" or "!" icon. I have tried "WinsockxpFix" but that does not seem to solve my problem. I have tried going into "msconfig" to disable all of the "startup" pro... Read more

A:Internet only works in safe mode or for short time normal mode

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hi guys
as per one of my friend I could replace my memory (RAM) up to 32GB, so I've ordered a couple sticks of Kingston HyperX so I've took slot 1+2 and replaced 2 4GB Hynix RAM by 2 8GB HyperX...
Now I have a good old CPU that doesnt work plus it smell like burnt plastic with no apparent damage to the board or RAM... 
Startup: 2x BEEP (No BIOS)Motherboard Light: Solid AmberBootup Light: Flashing AmberPower Supply Light: Solid Green
I've tried booting from  a single RAM unit on slot one then slot two, and nothing has changed... anyone can help?
Motherboard: 0Y2MRG i7 2700Primary: SSD Kingston HyperX Savage 240 (added)Secondary: Seagate 1.5TB + 2TB (added) Barracuda (7200)New RAM: ts/HX316C10FK2/16 RAM: HMT351U6CFR8C-H9

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Hi folks,

In power options you can switch off the monitor only by time idle. I would like to be able to set a time of day. I can't see an inbuilt way of doing this, so does anyone know of a good application which will allow me to do this?

Thanks in advance,

A:Solved: VISTA - need an app to set power options by time, not idle-time

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Hi, my daughter has a very new Acer Aspire 5742 Intel Core i5 CPU M480 @2.67 GHZ 64 bit. The time changed so I tested to see if it was the CMOS battery by leaving it on. The time changed but didn't change back when I restated it. I think this means it isn't the CMOS battery but a virus. Can you tell me what to do now? Thanks so much!

A:Time changed

1. Right-click the system time in the lower right corner of the screen and select Adjust Date/Time
2. In click the Change Time Zone button.
3. If the selected Time zone is wrong, reset it.
4. If the Automatically adjust clock for Daylight Savings time is set incorrectly, fix it.
5. OK out of everything.

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So a few months ago I tried to download a video converter ( I forget which site it was) and as soon as I did this my computer just restarted. I immediatley deleted the program but it the problem kept occuring. I ran my AV a few times and I have also tried to run Windows Live scan but it keeps restarting before it is able to finish. I have been told that it might be my RAM. Someone please help!

A:PC keeps restarting All the time

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For the last two weeks, every time I start my Dell INSPIRON E1705 while using the power supply I am greeted with the following message. "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. Your system will operate slower and the battery will not charge. Please connect a Dell 90W AC adapter or higher for best system operation". I press the F1 Key and everything works fine. I've read about this on other websites and most say it's a design flaw in the power supply after the cord has been properly wound around the supply as designed. Apparently a few of the cords internal wire strands become broken and cause this message. My computer is from June 2006 and shouldn't be having this issue so early...or ever. This seems like a flaw that should have created some type of manufacturers recall since so many people are having this issue. I'm of course out of warranty, will Dell replace this free of charge?

A:Power Supply - "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined....."

You are correct, the failure is due toloss of the power supply ID signal. Sometimes this happens because of strain on the plug, which breaks the signal wire. Some even are so severe that the insulation breaks away from the plug; this is due to rough handling. The other cause is one or more of the power socket solder connections to the system board become broken. This also is related to severe handling. I have seen one case where all three power connections and three of four mechanical connections were disconnected. If the power supply is bad, a replacement will cure the problem. If not, then the socket is bad, and this will require a system board replacement. If you are experienced, you can try to resolder the connections. I am experienced and was not able to get my daughter's E6000 to work by resoldered. More recent Dells are using a replacable power connection board which is a much cheaper repair.

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I just purchased a new Dell PC.  I now get this message when I turn on my speakers:
power surge on the USB port. Unknown USB device needs more power than the port can supply. I have no idea why or how to fix it. Can anyone help me?


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I was posting about my USB Problem in different forums and couldn't get it fixed. Someone said I should check the event viewer and noticed something odd around the time all my devices failed:
(Roughly translated)
The system time was changed from ‎2012‎-‎01‎-‎25T18:08:31.585827700Z to ‎2012‎-‎01‎-‎25T18:09:33.500000000Z.
And then i replugged all my USB devices and multiple notifications showed in the event viewer:
The process for the installation of the driver FileRepository\xfixenv.inf_amd64_neutral_a912a47172c4d320\xfixenv.inf for the device-ID USB\VID_041E&PID_30DC&MI_00\7&59E6562&0&0000 ended with the following status: 0x0.
So I assume the systemtime changed, the devices failed, I replugged them and they got reinstalled.
They are all about installing USB devices with the status "0x0" or "0".
Could the systemtime-change be the cause of my usb problem?
How can I find out what causes the systemtime-change and/or prevent it?
Thank you

A:System time has changed

Someone on Reddit told me the time change was probably just the system synchronizing with the microsoft server. So I went to the time-settings, clicked the "synchronize now" and all my USB devices failed. Not sure why or how but I set the settings to not synchronize and I will see if that fixes it.

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Okay, I supposedly finished a thread to its completion here not too long ago, I had a persisting problem and I posted it in the XP support section, and JCgriff2 attempted to help me with my problem, he said that upon looking at my Hijackthis and DSS logs that the problems weren't resolved as I had previously thought. JCGriff2 says that my system is "Heavily Infected" and so I include the link to both my "resolved" Hijackthis thread, and to the thread in which JC attempted to aid me. The problems are getting rather frustrating as now I am unable to download much of anything on this computer anymore and Internet Explorer is now rendered completely useless, Firefox will not allow me to download anything, not even an image, so I'm at a bit of an impass, any assistance in this would be greatly appreciated.

Resolved Hijackthis thread:

XP Support Thread:

The logs attached at the end of the XP Support Thread should be pretty accurate as I've been unable to do much with the system as of late.

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Aaron on 2008-04-28 18:09:03
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- HijackThis (run as Aaron.exe) -----------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:09:09 PM, on 4/28/2008... Read more

A:Apparently not much has changed since last time

Hello Kronofex,

There is still nothing outwardly malicious about this log. The following file should belong to Creative Technologies, or something similar. Please navigate to C:\WINDOWS\system32\V0330Cvw.dll, right click the file and select 'Properties'. Please post back with the information you find listed under the General Tab.

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After putting my computer into sleep mode last night, I was unable to get it to boot into windows this morning. When i pressed the power buttong, everything turn on and working (all fans are functional, gpu power led is on, all hard drives & cd drives are functional. But the problem is, the screen to my monitor is blank. I also noticed that my usb aren't working (mouse connection light isn't on). I tried a soft power off by holding down the power button but no luck. The system does not turn off no matter how long I hold it. The only way to turn it off is by pulling the power supply cord or turning the power supply switch off.

My pc build:

AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz Socket AM3+ 6 core processor
ASUS ENGTX 560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 Geforce GTX 560
ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 Motherboard
COOLMAX ZU-700B 700W ATX 12V Power Supply
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2x4GB) 240-pin DDR 3 SDRAM 2133 (PC3 17000)
Prolimatech PRO Panther 120mm CPU Cooler
NZXT Phantom PHAN-001RD case

THE PROBLEM: Computer turn on with everything running as usual, but shows blank screen on monitor. Cannot soft power off by pressing power button.

Things I tried:

Clear CMOS by removing battery and switching pins
Running with 1 4GB RAM instead of 2, move the ram around the slots & alternate which Ram is used.
Check my monitor by testing it with another computer
Tried pulling the PS plug and holding the computer power button for 1 min
Test the GPU with another computer & it runs fine
I tr... Read more

A:Windows 7 blank screen after sleep mode (unable to power off with power button)


Is it possible that you can test with another compatible PSU? I would strongly suggest doing so.

Also try the following steps:
?Make sure that the (internal) speaker is connected to the motherboard
?Remove all memory and attempt to boot the PC
?You should get the no memory beep errors

If the Power Supply is in working order and no beeps are present then it can be indicative of a faulty motherboard.

For troubleshooting purposes it may be a good idea to remove the components from the case and bench test to rule out a short.

How to Bench Test / Troubleshoot Your System

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