Gateway DX4822-01 power switch problems
The front of your computer is the Front Panel.
The area of contact pins on the motherboard, that the Main wires from the Front Panel go to, is the Front Panel header.
Main wires such as Power On LED, Power On switch, HarDDrive activity LED, and Reset switch; IF used.
Suggest KEEP track of where those wires go!
Make a drawing, and notes. I even use a magic marker, (Sharpee?), and make a notation of the Front Panel header pinout, on the floor of the computer case.
In this particular case it isn't known if the Power On switch is the problem, or the Power Supply.
Power On switch;
Power UNPLUGGED to computer, Anti-Static Precautions FOLLOWED; (Don't know? Post back in a Comment),
Remove the twisted pair of W/B and W/G wires, to the Power On switch pins, in the Front Panel header.
Plug power back into computer.
Use a small flat tipped screwdriver, and touch the two Power On switch pins. (Jewelers screwdriver works well for this application)
Power Supply comes on? Bad Power On switch.
Allow Windows to fully load, run for a few minutes; then turn the computer off normally.
Jump the two Power On switch pins again.
Power Supply comes on? You DEFINITELY have a bad Power On switch.
Power Supply does NOT come on?
We will go to a further diagnostic test then.
Awaiting results for first test, then we will go on.
Post back in a Comment.
[Also; is the computer dirty inside? ]
Feb 19, 2013 |