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Power supply problems?

nathanonfire

FPCH New Member
Joined
Oct 9, 2006
Messages
1
#1
I turned on my PC today, and noticed the light on my monitor was flashing.. upon closer inspection I noticed the Computer itself had failed to turn itself on proply.

When you press the On button, it comes on, the lights on the front flash.. then nothing, not a thing. After that I cant press the On/Off switch again at all.. I hold it in, nothing. I press the reset botton, nothing.. infact the DVD and DVD-R drives dont even work.. no response at all.

Is this simply a power supply issue, and it simply needs to be replaced on is it something else?

If any one can answer this, it would be great.

Thanks.
 

Jamey

FPCH Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2006
Messages
333
Location
Telford, UK
#2
It sounds like a fautly power supply. Sniff the back of the PSU and see if it smells strange. If you know how, try testing your machine with a different power supply or take it to your local computer shop.