I received my Dell computer for Christmas 2006. The power supply quit working in August and my husband (who is a mechanic) was convinced that the power supply had a fuse in it and attempted to work on it making it's warranty void. I purchased another Dell power supply block from a local Computer Company. Today, this one quit. Is there a problem with the power supply itself or do I have a problem with my laptop??
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CNETAug 5, 2009 - My dell dimension 4500 was accidentally turned off at the power strip and ... There is a light behind the button but no lights on back of computer. ... I have a Dimension 2400 that I'm not using--could I try that power supply in it?
When you open up the computer, do you see a light on the motherboard? The light will tell you if you are getting power to your motherboard from the power supply. To me it sounds like your power supply has failed. You can either contact Dell or Ebay to find a replacement.
Power supply failure is quite common and one of the most common reasons for computers failing to startup.
The replacement of a new power supply is a very easy task and should take no more than 5-10 minutes depending on skill level.. MOst power supplies in the smaller desktops do not require tools to change out. However it may have one or two philips screws holding it in place.
Wendy ohlsen, I know you really like your E173FP, but it is quite "old" in CCFL back-lit lcd display years. It could be 4 to 6 years old. Retrevo .com lists unit as "time to retire" ,, Please reply back with the "date of manufacture" from rear of unit. Tell me if unit has a "lay on floor" power adapter or just a plain old "line cord" that plugs into the wall. When "strange stuff" starts to appear on screen, problem is most likely inside the unit on the power supply board. Let me know if your husband or boyfriend can assist you with an internal visual investigation of unit's power supply board. See YOUTUBE video clips of repairs being done on typical Dell units first. Pay particular attention to BAD CAPACITORS being replaced with new ones!!! 12fixlouie
Take battery out and see it will turn on with just the power supply. If this does not work try with just the battery and no other power. If these do not work try to find a know good battery and power supply and these steps again. If all this fails it will most likely be the computer power supply which in some cases is quite a costly repair. It is possible that the motherboard or processor is defective causing this issue.
I suspect the power supply for the monitor. Try a power supply from a working monitor. If you have a used computer store nearby, take your power supply to them and try it on another monitor.
There is no need to turn off a monitor using its power switch. Monitors automatically go into standby mode when they are not receiving a signal. In standby mode they use less than one cent of electricity per day. If saving electricity is your goal, raise the temperature in your home by a degree and run the air conditioning less.
Try removing the Battery from the System.... There is a power indecator on it....... Push the button on the battery Five lights full battery.... No Light Dead.... If Dead Your Power supply might be at fault....
Is the power Supply Light Lit? If No.... Bad Check connections..From Wall to Brick ect.... Still No... PSU Looks Bad....
if it is the power button itself you would have to purchase the entire front panel, unless you can find some parts somewhere, but if there is no power to the system at all, you can check the four diagnostic lights, they are either on the back of the system or under the front flap, if none of those are on then you are more than likely looking at replacing the power supply and maybe the motherboard, you can check the power cord to make sure its ok, swap with the cord on the monitor they are both exactly the same.