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First Power Saver Came Up & Now Fans Aren't Working

About a month ago the power saver would shut off the computer. I cleaned vents and worked good until now, it just shut off. I removed cover and cleaned the dust but now I noticed the fans aren't working. It does power up. I have an emachine T2484 and it's about 4 years old. It's a business computer with all data on it and with the end of the year approaching, I'm desperate. Thanks for any help.

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Re: First Power Saver Came Up & Now Fans Aren't Working

It is very possible that the power supply has gone out. If you hear the drives spinning up then its not. check the power supply thats what I'd do first

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I have a dell studio 540 desktop, I need to restore to factory settings but my monitor will not stay open. It opens for a few seconds then immediately goes into power saver mode and turns off, how can

I see two things here, but need clarification;

1) Monitor goes to Power Saver Mode, then turns -> OFF?

Sure that monitor didn't go into Standby Mode?

2) Why are you performing a restore back to factory settings?
Pick up a virus?

The monitor receives a signal. A video signal. The video signal comes from the computer.

If the monitor is NOT receiving a video signal, then the monitor will state No Signal.
This is for older monitors.

New monitors do not state No Signal anymore.
It's Power Saver Mode, or Sleep Mode.

If the monitor is truly OFF, the Power On button will Not be lit up.
Or the Power On LED light on the monitor.

Monitor power on LED is lit, or Power On button is lit?

Monitor is not receiving a video signal;

Use a monitor cable from a KNOWN to be working monitor, for a temporary test.
Use a Known to be working monitor, and it's monitor cable.

Need to find out if monitor cable is good.

Monitor cable checks out good?

Then problem is computer.

The two leading issues with desktop computer failure, is;

1) Computer is dirty inside
2) Power Supply inside computer is bad.

Please post back in a Comment.

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Gateway a computer desktop has power but nothing on screen the computer doesn't have a tower

1) Computer doesn't have a tower? Means it is a 'pancake style' of desktop computer. A flat model.

2) No signal on monitor screen?
At least we know the monitor is good.

Problem is monitor cable, IF separate cable; or computer.

Computer isn't sending a video signal.
No Signal, Power Saver Mode, etc.

If an older CRT type monitor, (Looks like a small TV), and monitor cable is not detachable; use a known to be working monitor, and monitor cable.

If a separate monitor cable, use a monitor cable from a working computer, for a temporary test unit.
Put it back when deemed monitor cable is the problem.

Logic at this point, would deem something is wrong with the graphics chipset.
Whether mounted directly to motherboard, (Integrated), or a separate graphics adapter card. (Graphics/Video Card)

However, computer could be dirty inside, or have a bad Power Supply.

LED's (lights) light up? Maybe fans spin?
Means nothing.

1) If ALL of the Light Emitting Diodes were on at once, they would use less than 1 Watt of power.

2) EACH fan uses 2 to 3 Watts of power.

3) A typical Processor can use from 51 to 130 Watts of power.
Just depends on what Processor it is.

Older desktop computer?
Ummm, 35 to 40 Watts.

That is why LED's can light, and maybe fans spin, but no computer.
NOT enough power to turn the Processor on.

Computer needs to be CLEAN on the inside. Inside of Power Supply too, as well as possible.

Proper method to do this procedure, post back in Comment if you need guidance.

Also remove ALL Ram Memory modules, and clean gold plated contact pins on bottom; with pencil eraser.
Reinstall. Make SURE they are seated in tight, and Lock 'ears' are locked in place.

Post in a Comment, as to the model number.
Example, DX4300-05. Should be on back of computer.


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How do I control fan speed?

Keeping the fans clean is especially important, because the fans blow out hot air and bring in fresh air to cool down the laptop.

Fans attract dust, however, which can slow them down, resulting in a hot laptop.

If the laptop overheats, vital parts can cease functioning altogether.

Consequently, keeping your laptop's fans clean is crucial.

The fan speed on a laptop can determine how it operates consistently and reliably.

You can slow it down or speed it up, based on the circumstances.

For instance, slowing down the fan speed may be useful in reserving processes or during a prolonged slow time.

Speeding it up is beneficial in keeping the laptop cool during ongoing use or high-traffic times. For the long term, find a happy medium for regular use, so you won't "psyche" out your computer by constantly adjusting the settings.

Click on the Start menu and select "Control Panel." Next, choose "Performance and Maintenance."

Select "Power Saver."

To slow the fan speed, locate the slider next to "CPU Processing Speed" and slide it down by moving across to the left.

To speed up the fan, move the slider to the right.

Press "Apply" and then "OK," if prompted.

Hope this helps

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I am unable to access the internet from sleep mode Can only get on internet from shut down mode

Three possible causes of sleep mode. first, an extensive screensaver with password lock prevents display. A condition that is observable as a blankscreen also known as sleep mode. Second, a computer power saver settings that shutsdown during idleness. Third, An improper shut down of the computer would have caused a sleep mode to save the system data files.

Restoring the computer to regular functionalioty

First solving predictable sleep mode settings
1. A movement of mouse pointer across the screen should reestablish unprotected password modes
a. password protected sleep mode would display an promp message requiring key code soon after the mouse pointer has changed direction

sloving unpredictable sleep mode settings
1.A computer power saver, screen saver, or splash screen displays prevnting programs acess would require manually powering off the computer system.
a. A manual power back on of the system should restore to program functionality mode

important notes
1. contact expert technical assistance

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No screensaver or power mangement

Hi there.
Right click on the desktop and select properties, then select the screen saver tab, you can set screen saver from there, select a screen saver and set the time you want it to activate.
Remember that the screen saver will not work unless you leave the computer to idle.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa!!

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Screen saver

You will find your settings in there
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My Dell Optiplex GX270 goes into power saver mode

this sounds like a bad power supply unit. First check that your Ram and graphics card a free from dust and dirt by removing them from their slots and cleaning them with a dry soft paintbrush then replacing them gently but firmly. Next check that all of the power cables going into the motherboard are pushed in gently but firmly. If this is done and you still get the same problem, then I suggest changing the power supply unit.

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Make sure that all of your internal fans are running. Power up the computer with the case open (just take the side panel off). As I am sure you have seen from making upgrades, there is a fan over your processor on the motherboard. Make sure it is spinning. Also look on the back and make sure the fan on the power supply is running. These fans may need to be cleaned. This can be done using a spray can of compressed air (it is recommend to clean the dust out of a computer at least once a year). The fans may just be gunked up and not running properly. If there are smokers in the house, do not let them smoke around the computer as the tar in the cigarette can build up over time on the fans and computer components and cause some major problems. If cigarette tar is the issue then clean the fan blades off with a q-tip. If the fans still do not work they may need to be replaced. Some computer stores sell fans that will work for your current model of heat sink, which sits above your processor. If the power supply fan is not working then you need to replace the power supply. If the powersupply needs to be replaced then make sure to match the wattage of the new power supply to the one you currently have. You may buy a power supply with a higher wattage rating as well, just make sure it will fit!

I have assumed that the problem is with heating because you said that things were running like loading a page or when a screen saver was running. These processes make your processor work harder and it builds up more heat and can cause your system to freeze by causing writing errors to and from RAM.

There is a slight possibility that this could be software related. If the computer fans are running then run an antivirus program to make sure that there are no viruses on the computer.

I sure hopes this helps. If you still have problems, then let me know and there may be some other steps we can try.

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