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Hit it with 24 volt supply any viable fix

Plugged in the wrong power cable (24 volts). Now get fast blinking light. Is there a viable fix such as a fuse, or a new controller card?

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Sounds like you caused a overload and fried the main controller.

you will have to contact the manufacturer about that problem as they might be able to advise you on parts, sorry

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Atx motherboard wiring diagram


For the power cables from the Power Supply? Or Power Supply, and Front Panel header on the motherboard?

For both of these you need to state the computer manufacturer name, and Model Number.
Post back in a Comment.


If you just wish a generic, one-size-fits-all explanation;

A) 20 or 24-pin ATX main power cable.

The older computers use a 20-pin ATX main power cable. As computers needed more power to the motherboard, the 24-pin ATX main power cable was brought out,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain20

Scroll the page down for info on the 24-pin ATX main power cable.

[ Much older motherboards (AT) used two main power cables. { In the link - Original PC main power cables} ]


B) 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable.
Was brought out because Processors needed more power, than the 24-pin ATX main power cable feeding the motherboard, could deliver.

Power for the Processor,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atx12v4


C) 4-pin standard Peripheral power cable
Commonly misnomered as 'Molex'.

Molex was a model name given by the first manufacturer, of this design of power cable connector.
The name stuck. Kind of like referring to an adjustable open-end wrench as a Crescent wrench.

It is also referred to as a 4-pin Standard Peripheral power cable, because there are two styles of 4-pin Peripheral power cables.

4-pin Standard Peripheral power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

Generally used for IDE (PATA) harddrives, and IDE optical drives.


4-pin Small Peripheral power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#floppy

Older computers used it for power to the Floppy Drive. It's generally used now to provide power for a Card Reader.

Note that both types of connectors use the same power wires, and 2 ground wires.
Yellow is 12 Volts
Red is 5 Volts
Black is Ground

[ Also, in the ATX main power cable:
Orange is 3.3 Volts, the Green wire is the Soft Power On wire. Abbreviated as PS_ON.

Power Supply plugged into power, the Soft Power On wire is briefly touched to ANY Ground wire. This is bypassing the Power On switch.
If the computer (Power Supply) comes on, you have a bad Power On switch.
IF the computer (Power Supply) does NOT come on, you have a bad Power Supply ]

(ALL Black wires are Ground wires. They all lead back to one central Ground point.
ALL power wires lead back to one point in the power supply, for EACH power wire.

The 12 Volt power wires, (Yellow), all lead back to one point in the Power Supply.
This is the 12 Volt power rail.

The 5 Volt power wires, (Red), all lead back to one point in the Power Supply.
This is the 5 Volt power rail.

The 3.3 Volt power wires, (Orange), all lead back to one point in the Power Supply.
This is the 3.3 Volt power rail ]

D) SATA power cable
15-pin power cable for SATA harddrives, and SATA optical drives,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#sata

[ The smaller 7-pin SATA connector is the interface cable, or data cable.

IF, you have a SATA harddrive that has a provision for a SATA power cable, AND a 4-pin standard Peripheral power cable, ONLY use the SATA power cable.

It will burn out the harddrive if you use both. It may not do it right away, but eventually it will.
I have had people state over the years, that they were using both power cables. Came back two months later to tell me their harddrives had burned out ]

More to follow in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Sep 30, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I am trying to troubleshoot whether or not my ultra x2 connect 550 watt power supply is bad. When you press the power button on the computer, the light flashes and then noth9ing else happens. The light...


Well here is a way to check your power supply, on your hard drive connector using your volt meter and measuring from ground. this would be using one of two middle connectors it should measure +5 VDC on the red wire and + 12 VDC on the yellow wire. If these voltages are good then we got to see if the power supply is producing the -12VDC voltage. This voltage is ussed by the syustemboard on pin 14 of a 24 pin power supply. I would recommend not having your system board plugged in while measuring these votlages, but the power supply may need a load, I would plug in the cdrom.. Below are a couple of picture to explain this and a link to a website that has this documented.

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html

dfish26_1.jpg The 24 pin main power connector was added in ATX12V 2.0 to provide extra power needed by PCI Express slots. The older 20 pin main power cable only has one 12 volt line. The new 24 pin connector added one line apiece for ground, 3.3, 5, and 12 volts. The extra pins made the auxiliary power cable unnecessary so most ATX12V 2.x power supplies don't have them. The 24 pin connector is polarized so it can only be plugged in pointing in the correct direction.
Pinout Pins 1 through 12 Pins 13 through 24 Description Wire color Pin number Pin number Wire color Description +3.3 volts orange 1 13 orange +3.3 volts +3.3 volts orange 2 14 blue -12 volts ground black 3 15 black ground +5 volts red 4 16 green PS_ON# ground black 5 17 black ground +5 volts red 6 18 black ground ground black 7 19 black ground PWR_OK gray 8 20 white -5 volts (optional) VSB +5 volts purple 9 21 red +5 volts +12 volts yellow 10 22 red +5 volts +12 volts yellow 11 23 red +5 volts +3.3 volts orange 12 24 black ground
Good Luck I hope this helps.

Nov 19, 2010 | PSA Ultra X2 Connect (ULT31851) 550-Watt...

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Compaq sr1350nx Well, just installed a new motherboard and replaced all the parts correctly as they were. Checked all connections fired it up and actually got a screen with a few numbers then a blinking...


It IS the Power Supply cjshearer11.

The green LED light flashing is a diagnostic light now. The diagnosis is a bad Power Supply with a Gree LED flashing.

Secondly, notice how the accessories are unplugged, and the Green LED light is solid Green?

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. Depends on what Processor it is.

Compaq Presario SR1350NX?
Uses an Intel Pentium 4, Model 519 (LGA 775 processor socket)

3.06GigaHertz maximum frequency rate (3.06GHz 'speed')
533MegaHertz Front Side Bus. (533MHz FSB)
1MegaByte of L2 cache. (1MB L2 cache)
Can use up to 89 Watts,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Pentium_4_microprocessors#Prescott_.2890.C2.A0nm.29

You press the Power On button. Inside the plastic Power On button is a Power On switch.

(Typical ATX power on switch,

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

The Power On button presses against the Power On switch making a momentary contact.
(The Power On switch is a Momentary Contact Switch)

This closes a circuit temporarily that has 5 volts present. The 5 Volt Standby power.
(The 5 volts is always present when the Power Supply is plugged into power)

The 5 Volts is directed towards a circuit within the Power Supply.
The Soft Power On circuit. (PS_ON)

This in turn 'excites' the Power Supply, and turns the Power Supply on.
(No pun intended)

The first chip on the motherboard to receive power is the BIOS chip.
(Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit)

Burned into the BIOS chip is a small program. The BIOS program.
The BIOS program 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.
(Windows XP, and Windows Vista are two examples of an O/S)

Your Power Supply has a weak voltage power rail.
(There are three main power rails in the SMPS in your Presario computer's Power Supply.
{Switched-Mode Power Supply}
The 3.3 Volt power rail, the 5 volt power rail, and the 12 volt power rail)

Enough power to light LED lights, and maybe spin fans, (Or spin a few times, and stop), but Not enough power to turn the Processor on.
NO Processor operating, no finding the boot record of the Operating System, on the Harddrive.

Do you have a KNOWN to be good, compatible power supply in an unused desktop computer, to use for a test unit?
Someone you may know may have upgraded to a better computer, and have a working computer with a Power Supply that you could borrow.

Needs to be an ATX form factor Power Supply.
Form factor for a Power Supply refers to the size, and shape of the case, for one.
It also applies to the power cables coming out of the power supply.

The size and shape of the case is;
6 inches Wide, 5.5 inches Long, and 3-1/2 inches Tall.

Needs a,
A) 24-pin ATX main power cable,
B) 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable,
C) Enough standard 4-pin Peripheral power cables, for the optical drive/s (CD/DVD drive/s),
D) One SATA power cable

A) 24-pin ATX main power cable:

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain24

B) 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable: (Power for the Processor)

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atx12v4

C) SATA power cable: (Power for the SATA Harddrive. 15-pin cable)

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#sata

D) Standard 4-pin Peripheral power cable:

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

The ATX power supply inside that Presario, is probably rated at a maximum Wattage of 250 to 300 Watts.
Made by some generic Power Supply manufacturer.
Bestec, HiPro, or Delta.
Around 90 percent of the desktop PC's out there use an ATX Power Supply.
You can buy one with as much Wattage as you want, won't hurt the computer.
A computer ONLY uses the power it needs, and No more.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Oct 20, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario SR1350NX (PP196AA#ABA)...

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PC was caught in a lightning storm, and now will not boot (only at random). It seems like it's not getting power, when it does it'll boot normally. But when the storm hit my LAN was disabled and I had to...


Test whether it is the Power On switch, or the Power Supply. Since the LAN card bit the dust, you may be looking at a worse problem, though.

Bypass the Power On switch.

If the Power Supply comes on, the problem is the switch.
[One generic ATX Power On switch, that I have found fits many computers,

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

If the Power Supply does not readily come on, the problem is the Power Supply.

To bypass the Power On switch, you will be using a jumper wire on the
24-pin ATX main power cable connector.

Looks like this,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain24

(Not necessarily the same color, and isn't located in the same position on your motherboard, as shown in the link)

Motherboard orientation:
Processor to the top, Ram Memory slots to the right.

The 24-pin ATX main power cable connector on the motherboard, is to the near right, of the number 4 Ram Memory slot.

In case you do not have the Owner's Manual, for your Inspiron 530 desktop computer,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/inspd530/en/index.htm

On this page left-click on -
Owner's Manual - View - Download - (HTML 3.44MB)

Left-click on - Removing and Installing Parts
Left-click on - System Board Components
(System Board = Motherboard)

Number 7 - main power connector (ATX_POWER), is the
24-pin ATX main power cable connector, on your motherboard.

Referring back to the Playtool link, you will see a wire with Green insulation on it.
This is the Soft Power On wire. (PS_ON)

A jumper wire is used to connect it to ANY Black wire.
ALL Black wires are Ground wires.

[This is a DC circuit. There is a Positive, and a Negative.
A Ground wire is a Negative wire.

The green Soft Power On wire, is a positive wire containing 5 Volts.
You are completing a circuit.
The Soft Power On circuit.
You are bypassing the Power On switch]

There is no splicing of the wires to connect the jumper wire.
The jumper wire will go down into the socket holes, of the 24-pin ATX main power cable connector.

One end of the jumper wire goes down into the socket hole, containing the green Soft Power On wire.
The other end of the jumper wire goes down into a socket hole, with ANY Black wire.

The 24-pin ATX main power cable, is connected to the 24-pin ATX main power cable connector, on the motherboard.
Just as shown in the photo to the far right on the Playtool link.

The back of the 24-pin ATX main power cable's connector, is where the wires come in.
(The front of the power cable's connector is plugged into the motherboard)

I use a jumper wire that is approximately 3 inches long. (7.62cm)
An insulated wire. Both ends of the insulated wire are stripped of insulation, approximately 1/2 inch. (1.27cm)

One bare end of the jumper wire, goes down into the socket hole of the Green wire. Right next to the wire.
It has to go pretty far down in there.

At the end of each power wire, going into the 24-pin ATX main power cable connector, is a metal terminal pin. (Actually is a round hollow metal pin)
The jumper wire's bare end Must touch that metal pin.

The other end of the jumper wire, goes down into ANY socket hole with a Black wire.
(ALL Black wires are Ground wires)

Power Supply (Computer) plugged into power, the jumper wire is inserted.
The contact is a very BRIEF one. No more than 2 seconds.
(The Power On switch is a Momentary Contact Switch)

I suggest you also check the 12 Volt power rail. Check it with everything plugged in, inside the computer, and the computer on.
You need the Power Supply to have a load to get an accurate test.

There are 3 Voltage power rails in the Inspiron SMPS.
(Switched-Mode Power Supply, or just Power Supply for short)

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

The main one to check is the 12 Volt power rail.
[Orange wires are 3.3 Volt.
Red wires are 5 Volt.
Yellow wires are 12 Volt ]

The Positive (Red probe lead of the multimeter, is connected to any Yellow wire, coming out of the Power Supply.
The Negative (Black) probe lead of the multimeter, is connected to any Black (Ground) wire.

See if there is an unused standard 4-pin Peripheral power cable.
It has 1 Red wire, 1 Yellow wire, and two Black wires.
Connect to the Yellow wire, and to one of the Black wires.

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

[Multimeter function set to DC Volts. If it has it, set it to the 0 to 50 Volt scale]

11 to 13 Volts is Okay, but I prefer the voltage to closer to 12.
11 Volts indicates it's time for a new Power Supply.

Jul 27, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop Computer

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Akai LCT2662 won't turn on, indicator solid orange


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During a recent storm our power went out and a family member was on our Gateway 504GR. Since the power came back on, the computer will not turn on. It was plugged into a surge protector and all other items...


Suggest the Power Supply took a 'hit' from the storm. Hopefully this is all that received the power surge.

Surge protectors are a necessary item, but in reality it takes an Expensive surge protector, for defense against a lightning storm, and even that isn't a sure bet.
(Lightning strikes can produce over a Million volts)

Also, I have had three surge protectors where just THAT receptacle was bad.

"Hmmmm, surge protector power on LED is lit. Printer has power, monitor has power, and router has power. Surge protector must be good."

NOT.
Just THE receptacle the computer was plugged into was bad.

Past this test, I would suggest diagnosing the Power Supply.

A) Test the Power Supply voltages

B) Use a KNOWN to be Good, Compatible power supply, for a test unit.

C) Buy a power supply, and replace it.
Granted, not a professional approach, and could result in a waste of money.
Some do approach repair in this manner, however.

Going backwards.

C) The Gateway 504GR desktop computer uses an ATX style of power supply, and is rated at a maximum Wattage rating of 300 Watts.

(ATX case is approximately 6 inches Long, 6 inches Wide, and 3-1/2 inches Tall)

Gateway Support > 504GR desktop computer > Support Documents main page,

http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/3724/4365nv.shtml

If you Left-click on - Components, you will see a list of components used in the 504GR.
Scroll down to the heading - Power Supplies

Left-click on the blue -
102015 - 300 Watt Power Supply, heading.

It's just a generic ATX power supply with a,

1) 24-pin ATX main power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain24

2) 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atx12v4

[ Power for the Intel Pentium 4 processor. Plugs into the motherboard ]

3) (1) SATA power cable

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#sata

[Power for the SATA harddrive ]

4) At least two 4-pin Peripheral power cables,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

[Power for the CD drive, and the DVD drive ]

This is just one example of a decent, reliable, economical Power Supply, that will fit the bill,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1389575&CatId=1078

B) The above explains the minimum Wattage needed for the test unit, the size, and shape of the case, and the needed power cables, in case there is a power supply around to use for a test unit.

(Some have an older unused computer sitting in a closet, or what have you. The computer can be temporarily cannibalized for the power supply)

1) That SMPS (Switched-Mode Power Supply) puts out three DC voltages.

A) 3.3 Volts
B) 5 Volts
C) 12 Volts

(Two C cell flashlight batteries produce 3 Volts DC)

The test is done for the 12 Volt power rail.
ALL Yellow wires in the various power cables, are 12 Volt wires.
They all go back to one 12 Volt power rail inside the Power Supply.

[Orange insulated wires are 3.3 Volts.
Red wires are 5 Volts ]

11 to 13 Volts indicates a good Power Supply.
Less than 11 Volts means it's time to replace.

You can use a multimeter to check the 12 Volt power rail, or a power supply tester.
One example of a power supply tester,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5250576&CatId=5471

An economical multimeter good enough for this test, can be purchased from $5 to $12.

The Power Supply is unplugged from power.
The Positive (Red) probe lead of the multimeter, is connected to ANY Yellow wire.

The Negative (Black) probe lead is connected to ANY Black wire.

(ALL Black wires are Ground wires. They all go back to one central Ground source inside the PSU.

{Power Supply Unit. Another term for Power Supply. Also another term for the SMPS, used in personal computers)

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