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Test of Premium rating system process

RE: the Premium Question test

Can you log in with a different or borrowed board name and visit:

to see all the input?

As you stated that you can only see one response at a time and then not go back to a previous solution: Do we like this paradigm? No. Quite frankly, I don't. This detracts the customer from the crowd sourcing model in the long run.

I believe the impetus to make change so the system is as it is now, was to deal with those experts who:
1.) were possibly using more than one board name to post
2.) experts who were quick posting with a one liner (not a valid assumption, as some problems require we ask for a model name, etc.)
3) experts using Place Holding techniques, similar to number 2

At the very least, the customer could have on a second page/tab screen or a pop up with a list of responding experts that are a link to that experts response. This would allow for 'going back' and re-rating an expert.

So, if the initial initiative was to calm down the waters for the customer so it appeared less overwhelming to them... this effort failed in part. That part being what I just wrote above.

To reiterate, giving the customer a flowing list of experts as links to their posts with the chance to in fact 'go back' to an expert and re-rate an expert, would be the single most change, for the better and have the most impact.

I won't go into details here, but programming a new window pop up or open a second tab or even initiate a floating frame on screen is not a difficult thing to do in web page script programming. You could get half a dozen of us volunteer to write the code for you.

We are all looking forward to the screen shots and the conclusive summary.


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I already have that page, courtesy of robotek, and varpun not pretty, but it shows all the input. Now, I am just waiting on the premium support folks to respond to my enquiry, as the buyer of the session..

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My power went out and when it came back on the computer would not come on

eMachines uses low quality hardware components inside their computers. This is the way they can sell them at budget prices.

One main hardware component is the low quality power supply they use.
A generic power supply made by Bestec. (A generic power supply manufacturer)

(PSU. Power Supply Unit. The type of PSU used is a SMPS.
Switched-Mode Power Supply, )

Low quality;
A) Electrolytic Capacitors (Radial Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor)
B) Rectifier Bridge
D) Wiring is too small in gauge
to name a few of the components.

However IMHO it is also best to check out the Power On switch.
There is a simple test to see whether the problem is a faulty Power On switch, or a faulty Power Supply.

The test involves bypassing the Power On switch. The Power On switch is not involved in this test.
A jumper wire is used on the Soft Power On wire, [ PS-ON ], and a Ground wire in the ATX main power cable connector.

If you bypass, and the Power Supply comes on you have a bad Power On switch.
If the Power Supply does Not come on you have a bad Power Supply.
If you would like to know more in detail on how to perform this simple test, simply post so in a Comment.

The Power Supply used is just a common ATX version.
ATX refers to the Form Factor of the power supply.
Regular size ATX form factor is approximately 6 inches Wide, 5-1/2 inches Long, and 3-1/2 inches Tall. (Height)

There are also differences in the pinout of the ATX main power cable.
Yours may have 20-pins, or 24-pins.
Power Supply's sold now take this into consideration.
Their ATX main power cable can be used as a 20-pin, or a 24-pin version.

[ General example of a 20-pin ATX main power cable, and it's connector,

Example of a 24-pin ATX main power cable, and it's connector,

Your motherboard may also require an additional power cable, commonly referred to as a P4 power cable, or P4 ATX 12V power cable, or just ATX 12V.
The actual name is 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable,

If you would like help in finding an inexpensive reliable Power Supply, please post in a Comment.
I will need to know what Model Number of eMachine you have. It's on the back next to the Windows product key, or up on the side of the computer tower.

If you need anything explained that I have stated here, please let me know in a Comment.

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Can not get computer to power back up no lights on front o rear just little light on mother board have dell 8400

Bad Power Supply, sscorbett.

Usually you have enough power to light LED lights, (Like the harddrive activity LED light for add-in cards, that you see on the motherboard), and spin fans, but Not enough power to turn the Processor on.

Dell Support >Dimension 8400 > Service Manual

Technical Overview > System Board Components

harddrive activity light for add-in cards (SCSI LED)

The Dimension 8400 comes with an ATX style of Power Supply, that has a maximum rated Wattage of 250 Watts.
1) ALL of the LED lights combined use less than 1 Watt of power.
2) EACH fan uses 2 to 3 Watts
3) A typical Processor can use 51 to 125 Watts.

Your Power Supply just has enough power to light that LED light.
Weak voltage power rail.
Replace the Power Supply.

[ There are three power rails inside that SMPS.
Switched-Mode Power Supply.

1) The 3.3 Volt power rail
2) The 5 Volt power rail
3) The 12 Volt power rail ]

The ATX form factor for a Power Supply refers to the size, and shape of the case, for one.
Approximately 6 inches Wide, 5.5 inches Long, and 3-1/2 inches Tall.
The ATX power supply case in the Dimension 8400 however, is shorter in length.
It is 4 inches Long. (Depth)

Not an advertisement for the website, nor manufacturer.
Reference for the case size, and power cables needed,

Scroll down to see the connectors of the various power cables needed.

You may have a Power Supply with these dimensions, and needed power cables, in an unused computer.
Perhaps someone has upgraded to a better computer, and has an unused computer that you can temporarily borrow the Power Supply for a test unit.

Make sure it has at least 250 Watts (Maximum rated wattage), plus,

1) 20-pin ATX main power cable. (Or a 20 + 4-pin ATX main power cable)

[ 20 + 4-pin ATX main power cable, ]

2) 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable

Plus the various power cables needed for the Harddrive, optical drive/s, and computer case fan/s, if it/they do not connect to the motherboard.

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Only getting intermittent power supply when AC adaptor plug in,power can be ma to come on by gentle movement of the connector in the laptop socket?

You need to replace the DC Power Jack on the motherboard, of the LAPTOP.

What is the LAPTOP manufacturer name, and Model Number?

Just to give you an idea of what is entailed;



Also, did YOU rate the given solution?

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How can I test my Antec True 380sp is working properly

Would you like to do a full scale test or just see if it turns on?

Just to see if it turns on just hotwire it!

For a full scale test you need to buy one of these:

Or if you have the patience you can use a multimeter.

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Internal ac pin broken acer laptop

Is this a desktop or a laptop? If this is a desktop easiest cheapest solution buy new power supply. If this is a laptop you need to purchase a new ac jack adoptor, and take it to an electronics shop or bring / send it to a repair facility and what will happen is an IT Professional (such as myself) will carefully disassemble the laptop and then remover the motherboard entirely placing it in a static case. Then we will transport it to an sub-contractor generally an electronics specialist who will de-solder the jack and remove it placing new solder on the board and then soldering the new jack into place. Once completed the board will be transported back and the laptop will completely be re-assembled and you will be looking at around a $180 - $265 dollar repair bill. Do this quite often as with some expensive laptops this is very cost effective. Visit us on the web @ or contact me personally @

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Cant hear audio from my antec asus a8n sli premium computer

Try uninstalling the sound card from the device manager and then restarting the computer.

Let me know if this solves your problem.

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Printer Sharing for 32os and 64os

I am not sure I follow. If you are attempting to share a printer over a home network between computers with different OSes, perhaps you could try this:

If the printer works already with Win7(32bit), go to the Vista computer and try the following:

Go to Control Panel. Choose printer. Then choose Add Printer. Choose Add a local printer. Click on Create a new port. The default in the drop down box is Local Port. Do not change that. Click Next.

A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in the \\computer name\printer name

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I buy a used psu HP253232-100 Like to used it


I have spoken with HP techs and they assure me that this is not a standard HP product. However, it might have been manufactured for HP for a specialty item. At any rate, they fear that if you use this as a 48 volt linear amp the 57 amps rating will not be enough to keep the power supply from peaking, and in this case it would burn out. They would like to know any more info, such as the serial number, approximate size, and number of leads out if any.

As an alternative, you might consider posting this as a premium chat item, in which case you would pay for your answer, but would be guaranteed success. There are many experts in this field who may know the information you require, and the premium would attract attention much more quickly.


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Where do I register?

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Input your rating

at the bottom of each solution there should be options to rate our solution, click on the rating that you wish to give and you should be good to go, You need to be logged in for sure to do this. Let me know if you are having further problems, also this one should have the options too right below these words.

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