Power light flashes

By Tea_or_Coffee ·
On starting up my desktop, it appears to be going to work (fans start spinning). But almost immediately (after 1 -2 seconds)I get a bleep, the fans stop and the machine is left with the power light flashing.

I have to remove the power cable for while to get the machine to work, though I might have to do this two or three times to get the machine to power up properly.

I don't know how to fix this. Can you help?
TIA for your experiences in this....


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Power light flashes

by ctrservices In reply to Power light flashes

Sounds like the power supply is about dead. Check out this site for a good example of how to troubleshoot this kind of problem.

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OK from past experience you need to replace the PS

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Power light flashes

These are often overlooked as important and cheap nasty Power Supplies get fitted that when they die destroy the entire contents of the case. This shouldn't happen with a well designed PS so I would say if you have a basic computer with just the M'Board, 1 or 2 HDD and a couple of Optical Drives a 350 W True Power Antec PS will work nicely and protect the internals at the same time.

If you can not afford a decent PS buy one of the cheap ones rated to about 600 W or greater as this is just a Peek Loading and not the constant available power. It will probably last longer till you can afford to replace it with a good brand and save your computer.


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