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Just tried to install a new ATA DVD drive in my HP A1240a desktop. would not powerup. went back to original configuration and still will not power up. no fans turn. no light on front button. is there a hidden fuse for the PowerSupply?

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  • m9moody Sep 25, 2009

    Thanks for your response. Don't have an I/O switch on PSU or a separate Reset button on front. Did check the mobo and CPU connectors. All okay but still no power up or fan turn on. There is a green light on the back of the PSU and it blinks fast when power plug is inserted. Slow for a while when the power plug is off.

  • m9moody Sep 25, 2009

    found mother board causing power supply flashing greenlight. Thanks.

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Check the I/O switch on the back of the PSU, make sure it's set to I.

Check the mobo and CPU power connectors from your PSU to the motherboard.

Push in the Reset button (in front of case) first, then try Power button (some motherboards want the reset pushed first before re-booting after being completely powered down.)

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Find the switch wires. You may have moved them a little when you put the drive in now it's not getting a connection. Mine does it all the time if I open it up. unplug it amd plug it back. the fuse for the power supply is in the power supply box. You will have to take it off and open it up.
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