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No power on pc tower.

E Machines T1860, for months has had a noisy power supply fan. Recently it started sounding less noisy and more, droopy, going in and out, in and out, like it was starting and stopping. Recently, no power whatsoever. Checked connectioned, power strip, etc, all functioning. Thinking it's the power supply gone kaput

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Hi there.
It certainly sounds like the PSU (power supply) has gone, this can be a common problem with desktop PC's.
As long as it didn't go bang you should be able to replace it at a low cost as most PSU's are generic apart from Dells.

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It sure sounds like it. Here's a link to a great article with steps to troubleshoot the power supply if you find yourself so inclined, and have a digital multimeter. Otherwise, take it to a reliable local computer technician and they'll be happy to run a very quick load test on your power supply that will make the verdict definitive. They'll probably be happy to supply you with a new or used one to replace yours, as well, usually for about $25.00

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Your assumption is most likely correct. A tell tale sign of a power supply that's dying is excessive noise. Replace the power supply and you should be up and running.

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