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Computer won't turn on

I stored my computer, which worked perfectly, for the past year. Now the computer won't switch on. I press Power and nothing. I checked the cables, outlets, etc. Suggestions?

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Was it kept in a dry environment?
There goes a silly trick that sometimes works: unplug the power cord and press the power button for a few seconds. Then try to power up.
Try unplugging the floppy (if there is one in your machine). Sometimes capacitors load while unplugging the mains power. If that does not work, try a barebone (board, vga and ram only) configuration. If it works, keep adding parts until it locks. Then you will have youl culprit.

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Compaq Presario SR1050NX Won't Turn On. . .


You're typing like you have been working tirelessly on the problem.
In fact there is no user name, lol!

Okay.....relax...........just ease back, and put your hands behind your head, and close your eyes.............think about clouds floating across in the sky.

Better?

Alright.

Your Power Supply is bad. Weak voltage power rail.
Replace it.

Don't think so? Cool.

That's what I'm here for. To teach.
Have a multimeter?

A) If ALL of the LED's were on they would use less than 1 Watt of power.

B) EACH fan uses 2 to 3 Watts of power.

C) A typical Processor can use 51 to 125 Watts of power. Just depends on what Processor it is.

(Older Intel Pentium I, II, and III, uses less than 51 Watts. Some older AMD's do also)

Primer:
You press the Power On button. The plastic assembly of the Power On button in turn presses against a Power On switch,

http://www.directron.com/atxswitch.html

The Power On switch is a Momentary Contact Switch.
When briefly closed the Power On switch completes a circuit.
The Soft Power On circuit.

When the Power Supply is plugged into power, there is a constant 5 Volts (DC) present.
The 5 Volt Standby power.

Pressing the Power On button redirects the 5 Volt Standby power, in the Power Supply. This 'excites' the Power Supply, and turns it on.
(Soft Power On circuit)

The first chipset (I.C.) to receive power is the BIOS chipset.
The Basic Input/Output System program is initialized.

BIOS looks to see what devices are installed, does a Ram Memory count, TURNS the Processor on, and hands the computer over to the Operating System.

(WinXP and Win7 are two examples of an O/S)

Primer over.

1) http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&lc=en&product=405454&

2) http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00595250&tmp_task=useCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&lc=en&product=405454

FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions

2a) http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=125&prodSeriesId=3433073&prodTypeId=12454&objectID=c01358034

(Yes, I know. Slightly different computer case. Principles still apply)

3) Don't think you will be hearing any BIOS Beep Codes, because there isn't enough power, lol!

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
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joecoolvette

(If Power Supply power were dynamite, your Power Supply wouldn't have enough power to bl-ow it's nose)

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CPU = Central Processing Unit. Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply Processor for short. That is one chipset inside the computer, and does not designate a personal computer.

A) Is the computer dirty inside, to include the Power Supply? I know it's a year old, but dust/dirt/hair/lint, you name it...accumulates fast.
Why?
Because air is used to cool the hardware components inside the computer.
Block the air flow with 'Gunk', and the hardware components will overheat.
The Processor, and graphics chipset heat up the most.

If the Processor surpasses it's thermal limit, it turns off.
(BIOS turns it off)
This is a built-in fail safe feature to keep the Processor from burning up.

B) Power Supply: (Long read)

The Power Supply inside your desktop computer is an SMPS.
Switched-Mode Power Supply,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switched-mode_power_supply

The cooling components are Heatsink's, and an internal fan.
Looking at a general example of an SMPS, opened up, and in the photo at the top right, look in-between the letters B and C.

(You can click on the photo to enlarge)

There you will see what look to be silvery rectangles, stacked on a long metal bar.
Looking at the top rectangle you can start to make out fins.

Same with in-between the letters C and D.
The rectangular shapes are a group of thin fins, spaced apart.
Heat is absorbed by the thin fins, then radiated away.
The small internal fan helps carry heat away from the thin fins.

If dust/dirt/etc., is coating the fins, and in-between the fins, the cooling capacity drops tremendously.
Same with the fan if it's blades, center hub, and surrounding shroud are coated.

Cooling capacity drops, the Power Supply's internal components heat up.
Heat = Wasted Energy.
The Power Supply tries to keep up with the call for power, but eventually cannot as components inside start to fail.

The weakest link are the Electrolytic Capacitors. They usually go first. These are seen on the left side with the 'blue rings' on them (2), and all of the ones around the letters D and E. (Plus one above C)

They fail because the Electrolytic Paste inside develops a gas. Hydrogen Gas. The gas expands, and pushes paste out.
So much paste loss, and the capacitor/s can operate at a weakened state.
TOO much paste loss, and the capacitor/s fail.

This is NOT an invite to open your Power Supply, and 'see if you can fix things'.
See the capacitors (Blue ring) with the letter B on one of them?
They are Filters, and used in the Input Stage. These can be rated to hold UP TO 100 Volts.

Unplugged from power these 'caps' can hold a charge for a week, month, sometimes over a year.
If your fingers touch the terminals on the bottom of one of them, the charge can be released to YOU!
If your fingers complete a circuit, that one or more capacitors are in, the charge can be released to YOU!

Just want to make sure we're clear about that.

You CAN test the voltage coming out, however.
Your power supply converts the high AC voltage coming from your home, or business, into three main LOW DC Voltages.
A) 3.3 Volts (DC)
B) 5 Volts (DC)
C) 12 Volts (DC)
In comparison two D cell flashlight batteries store 3 Volts DC.

You need a multimeter, or a power supply tester.
An economical, yet good enough for this test multimeter, can be purchased for as little as $5 to $12. Available in a multitude of stores. An auto parts store is but one example.

Example of a power supply tester,

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=PS-124

C) Electrolytic Capacitors on the motherboard,

http://www.capacitorlab.com/visible-failures/index.htm

Post back in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

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Won't bott, shut's down at will.


Steve,
Put the coffee pot on, long read. Why? I'm using your eyes to diagnose, and will state a lot of areas to look into.


1) The eMachines W5243 uses an ECS MCP61SM-GM motherboard, that is the Mini-ATX form factor (mATX)

(Elitegroup Computer Systems)

Also Gateway part number 4006233R,

http://support.gateway.com/s//MOTHERBD/Shared/4006233R/4006233Rnv.shtml

(Gateway bought out eMachines. The motherboard was made by ECS for Gateway. Now of course, Acer bought out Gateway! )

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/Shared/4006233R/4006233Rtc.shtml

(The above link is just in case you forget where the Front Panel wires go to, on the motherboard. { P- Front Panel Connector }, and other info that may be needed someday)

Mobo,

http://www.skyline-eng.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=6317

(Not advertising, just a good clear photo)


Let's start with the simple stuff first. I do have a great suspicion that the Power Supply is bad, though.

1) Is the inside of the computer dirty, to include the inside of the Power Supply?
If so it needs to be cleaned out properly. Post back in a Comment if you would like guidance.

2) Ram Memory;
Ram memory module's ('Stick') gold plated contact pins, could be dirty.
Clean them with a pencil eraser. There is a proper procedure. Post back in a Comment if you would like guidance.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Generic_DDR_Memory_%28Xytram%29.jpg

(You can click on the photo to enlarge)


Power Supply:

Primer;
You press the Power On button. The plastic assembly of the Power On button, in turn, presses against a Power On switch.

This is a basic ATX power on switch, that is similar to the one in the Power On button's plastic assembly,

http://www.directron.com/atxswitch.html

The ATX power on switch is a Momentary Contact Switch. When you press it the switch only closes for a brief period.
Closing it, or pressing the Power On switch, briefly completes a circuit.
The Soft Power On circuit. (Abbreviated as PS_ON)

When the Power Supply is plugged into power, there is a constant 5 Volts present. The 5 Volt Standby power.
Closing the Power On switch redirects the 5 Volts, 'excites' the Power Supply, and turns it on.

The first chipset on the motherboard to receive power is the BIOS chipset.
The Basic Input/Output System program is initialized. (Started)

BIOS looks to see what devices are connected, does a Ram Memory count, TURNS the Processor ON, and hands the computer over to the Operating System.

[Windows XP and Windows 7 are two examples of an O/S ]

It is because of this, and eMachines came with a low quality Power Supply, that I believe you have a Power Supply with a weak voltage power rail.

Weak voltage power rail?
Your Power Supply is a power converter. Converts the household, or business AC electricity into LOW DC voltages.
The 3 main voltage power rails it produces are;

A) The 3.3 Volt power rail
B) The 5 Volt power rail
C) The 12 Volt power rail

What is probably bad inside the Power Supply? Electrolytic Capacitors. Low quality one's were used, along with other low quality components.
(Bridge Rectifier
Power MOSFET/s
Gauge of wiring is too small, etc)

(NOT an invite to open the Power Supply, and attempting to repair it!
Even unplugged from power, the Electrolytic Capacitors inside can hold a charge for weeks, months, even up to a year, or more.
{ Not all of them will be bad )

Primer 2:
1) If ALL of the LED lights were on at once, they would use less than 1 Watt of power.

2) EACH fan uses 2 to 3 Watts of power.

3) A typical Processor can use 51 to 125 Watts of power. Just depends on what Processor it is.

This is why you may see LED lights light, and fans spin.
Enough power for them. Not enough to turn the Processor on, and keep it on.

What to do?
Is there another computer at your access, that has a KNOWN to be good Power Supply, and is Compatible?
You could briefly use it as a test unit, then put it back.

This way you know the Power Supply is the problem, and won't be wasting your hard earned money.

OR, if you have access to a multimeter, I can guide you in testing the Power Supply.
An economical, yet perfectly good enough for this test, multimeter, can be purchased for as little as $8 to $12. Available at a multitude of stores. An auto parts store is but one example.

Worried about shock?
Two D cell flashlight batteries store 3 Volts (DC)

For additional questions please post back in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

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