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When i press the power on switck at the front,

When i press the power on switch at the front, nothing happens. I was given the computer and when i looked further at it i noticed that the 115-230 volt switch was on 115. if it was powered up at 115 would it blow the power supply? I don't know please help Thank Gareth

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  • gareth_1979 Sep 07, 2009

    The pins next to the cmos battery? there are three with a plastic sleave over two of them, is that them?

  • gareth_1979 Sep 07, 2009

    the only pins that i think you mean are set next to the cmos battery. three pins two arched together with a sleave with meatal conductor inside it tried that did not work. i've searched the board throughly and can't find anything with CMOs written on it?



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No 115 would not blow the power supply it would just provide less power. Look at the motherboard for pins that say CMOS on them. Move the small plastic piece on top of the CLR pins and then count to 30. Once you have move them back and then test the machine.

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Testimonial: "Thanks for trying. i just don't know enough and frustrated that i cant't find anything with CMOS written on it Thanks anyway."

  • machadojr_fe Sep 07, 2009

    No not the battery right underneath them it will say cmos you may need a magnifying glass to see the letters. It is usually is a set of 3 or 4 pins.

  • machadojr_fe Sep 07, 2009

    I see you gave me a 1 thumbs up or inappropriate rating I'm sorry but I gave you adequate advice and a solution that works for most machines. Since it didn't their are three possible problems that is that either the power button, the power supply, or the motherboard needs to be replaced. The way to test each is with a known good one.



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