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The green light is orange instead of green can I still use my Jovia

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SOURCE: my light under the power button continues to stay orange instead of green, what is causing this?


Not my money, and not my decision, but would you be willing to spend around $30, and a little labor, to see if the Power Supply is the problem?

You could also use the above as an example, and find your own. If you wish, copy and paste the webpage URL of the example in a Comment, and I'll check it out for you.

I would recommend buying an economical multimeter, ($8 to $12), and test the Power Supply, but the cost is almost half of what a new, reliable Power Supply would cost. Again, the choice is up to you. You buy a multimeter, I can guide you.

1) Computer on a table, computer unplugged from power, computer case open. FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions;

Anti-Static Precautions:
Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside your computer.
Relieve your body of Static Before reaching inside your computer.

Again, computer on a table, computer unplugged from power, computer case open.
TOUCH an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of the open computer case.
That's it. Your computer is safe. Power unplugged, you are safe.

IF you leave your computer for in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again upon your return.

2) Remove all cables from the computer. If you are not SURE of where they go, now is an excellent time to make a few notes, before you remove them.

3) Open the computer case,

View the video, and/or the first three steps.

4) Replacing the Power Supply,

Looks a little complicated with all those wires, and a tight space, huh?
It isn't that bad.
You will just be removing the power wires from the Power Supply, to the motherboard, optical drive/s, (CD/DVD drive), and maybe computer case fans.

In order to do so you also need to remove the other Side Panel, and Front Panel. This is shown on the link above.

You have loosened the two thumb screws for the left Side Panel, and removed it. (As shown)
Now go to the other Side Panel. The one on the right. (Directions are from looking at the Front of the computer)

The left Side Panel just has two Thumb screws to loosen.
The right Side Panel has two Philips head screws to remove, at the back of the computer.
Once the screws are removed, slide the panel towards the back of the computer.

It will only slide back a little bit. It is because of the 6 interior tabs on the panel, that fit into slots in the metal framework of the computer case. They have a hooked end. Once slid back, it is lifted out.

The Front Panel (Front Cover) has 6 plastic tabs, formed out of it's plastic body.
These are more readily seen in Step 1, under the subheading
- Replacing the front cover,

Looking under the subheading - Removing the front cover, Step 2.
Here it shows 3 of these tabs for the Front Cover on the left side.
There are 3 matching tabs also on the right side.

As you can see in the video, the tabs are pressed to the OUTSIDE of the computer case. This brings a hooked edge on the tab, away from the slot edge in the metal framework.

Once the 3 tabs on the left side are depressed, one at a time, top to bottom, the front cover will swing away, and off. Do this gently, and slowly.

You are trying to ease the tabs, on the right side of the front cover, out of their respective slots also. Go too fast, or get rough, and you could break the tabs.

Hard part is over. If at any time you get frustrated, please stop for a moment.
With all three covers off, it is time to slide the optical drive/s out, one at a time. Suggest start with the top one, if there are two.

In Step 2 you see the green plastic locking mechanism, that holds the optical drive/s in place.
The plastic lock is only eased out so far. This lets a screw post on the optical drive slide by. The optical drive is slid forward a little.

This allows you easier access to the power cable, on the main optical drive. (If there are two)
According to the specifications of the computer, there is just one optical drive. A DVD burner drive, (DVD-R/W), and a SATA type unit.
Should be on top.

5) Removing the power cables from the Optical Drive and Harddrive:
This is what the power cable looks like,

The other cable that looks similar to it is SATA data cable. It's connector is the shorter of the two. Do not remove it.
The TOP of the connector has a lock you press down on. A tab if you will.
Squeeze the tab lock down, use the connector when removing the power cable, not the wires.

(Yes, I know you are replacing the Power Supply anyway, but it is good practice to use just the connector, and not the wires when removing )

Now go below the optical drive, and remove the SATA power wire from the Harddrive. In the Playtool link above for the SATA power wire, it is shown plugged into a SATA harddrive.

Also look at the end of those SATA power cable connectors. Note the L-shaped slot. Use this for reference when reinstalling a SATA power cable. Has to line up with an L-shaped tab on the harddrive, or optical drive.

The next power cable to remove is the 24-pin ATX main power cable,

[NOTE* Color of connectors does NOT matter ]

This is on the motherboard behind the metal framework, that holds the optical drives, and harddrive. (Optical drive bay, and harddrive bay)

This is where it plugs into the motherboard,

Note the long blue, and black Ram Memory slots, with the white 'ear' locks.
To the right of them is a whitish connector, that has two rows of 12 socket holes. (Columns actually in this view)
This is where the 24-pin ATX main power cable plugs in.

Going back to the link above for this power cable, I would like you to look at the photo to the right, and middle photo.
Notice the Lock Tab on the side of the power cable connector.
It has a hooked end that goes over a tab on the motherboard connector.

The Lock Tab acts like a see-saw on a playground. The top is squeezed in, and this action brings the hooked end, away from the motherboard connector tab.
Squeeze it in, then gently rock the power cable connector a little bit, and pull up.
(WATCH the edges of the metal framework! Could be sharp! )

The next power cable to remove from the motherboard is this one,

On your motherboard the square 4-socket hole connector, is to the immediate Left, of the bottom left corner of the Processor socket.

(In the motherboard photo the Processor socket, is the white rectangle at the top, with a bunch of socket holes in it. Has a black retaining ring going around it )

Note that this power cable connector also has a Lock Tab on the side.
Finally, look to see if there are any other power cables, coming from the Power Supply, that have to be disconnected.
There may be this power cable used, to connect a computer case fan to,

The Processor fan, and computer case fans, should plug into the motherboard. Just wanted to post the above style of power cable, in case.

Now go to the back of the computer. There are 4 Philips head screws to remove shown, from the back of the Power Supply. This is seen in Step 5.
Once you go to remove the last screw, support the Power Supply from the inside. Once the screw is removed the Power Supply may try to fall forward inside the computer.

Slide the Power Supply a little towards the front of the computer case, tilt it down, and swing it out of the computer case.
Suggest use one hand to hold the power supply, while using the other hand to guide all the power cables you removed, out of the computer case.

Reversal of these steps to install the new one.

For any additional questions, and especially if you have a problem along the way, please post in a Comment.


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