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I replaced the power supply, (after the previous one was blinking)plus I added RAM to the computer at the same time. I powered it up and the yellow light came on under the power button. The computer worked great. Started up and ran fast. I shut it all down, waited a few minutes and tried to power it up again to see if the yellow llight went out. No dice. The power button light did not come on (normally blue), not even in yellow. Any suggestions?

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  • swederag Apr 30, 2010

    What would cause the pellow light to come on?

  • swederag Apr 30, 2010

    Didn't believe answer was complete

  • swederag Apr 30, 2010

    I replaced the new RAM with the original Ram and still no go. Any ideas?

  • swederag Apr 30, 2010

    did not answer problem?

  • swederag Apr 30, 2010

    this is not a laptop. There is no battery. I replaced the power supply unit. It has a solid green light. I hit the power button now and nothing happens. Previously at the first startup after I replaced the power supply and the RAM, the little light located under the front turn on switch was yellow and is usually blue. After I shut the unit down I waited and then restarted to see if the blue light would come on. Nothing happened, but the green light came on at the power supply on the back of the unit.
    Please help.

  • swederag Apr 30, 2010

    Hi and thanks. The computer did operate just fine after the equipment was replaced. The little yellow light came on when it was running. After I shut it down, it would not start again. Do you believe that your suggestion will work?

  • swederag Apr 30, 2010

    I tried what you recommended and no dice. No signs of life except the green light on the power supply is on solid.

  • swederag Apr 30, 2010

    Hi,



    Could you tell me where this battery is located on this unit please? I am unable to find it.

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We need more info

provide brand name and model, info on your motherboard if possible and the amount, capacity of old (if your going to use it in your new system) and new memory sticks.

where there any beeps when you started the computer up? or it just seems dead?, if dead recheck power supply is working (possibly in another system) and re-check that old the connectors are properly seated

did you take any ESD preventive measure when you opened your computer to replaced the power supply and the memory sticks (ESD is Electro-Static Discharge, if you didn't it's possibly that inavertenly something may have been demaged beyond repair even if you did not see any sparks)

note: when you do troubleshooting or upgrades remember to do one at a time otherwise the results are not the ones expected as you can now see. :)

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I would say try to go back to the previous memory configuration, (hopefully you still have the memory stick(s) that you had before you started) and try to power your system now that you have a brand new power supply. test the computer to see if that gets it to work again, leave it on for a while, go online.. do whatever for a couple of hours.

now. shut down the computer and proceed to upgrade your memory, it's very important that you are sure that the memory you bought is the memory supported for your system (in some cases I have encounter that incorrect memory can work for a while before it starts acting up!. it's usually recommended not to mix old and new memory sticks so depending on what sticks and the number of them try to change 1 thing at time and proceed to test.

post back with your findings and the answers as they will help us assist you better!

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Swederag

It is possible that your old powersupply damaged your motherboard. Another thing that could be an issue is the power may not be charging the capacitors properly.

To address this unplug the AC power from the power supply and hold down the power button for 60 seconds. This will clear the power on the system. Next plug the power back and try to turn on the system.

Another thing to look at is did you get the same wattage or higher on the new power supply because the new one may be under powered

Let me know how things go

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    Will Hartford Apr 30, 2010

    swederag



    Then if the power supply is not under powered then most likely there is something wrong with the motherboard. Note it is possible that there is something wrong with the replacement powersupply. So you might try another one but another one has the same problem then it is the motherboard that it having issues.


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Remove the power cord, remove the battery again, and try some times to power the system up (just for the power supply to discharge). After some minutes put the battery back and the power cord. At the first start up of the machine enter the bios and load setup defaults, save it and restart. Load bios again and make any changes you like (date, time, boot order e.t.c.) Save and finish.

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    Stelios Apr 30, 2010

    Of course it's not a laptop, it's a desktop. I asked you to eject the battery that keeps the bios settings and reset these settings since sometimes after a change at the power supply there are at a mess. About the battery : Loacate a small round metal that looks like this

    Eject it and follow the procedure that I told at my previous post.

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    Stelios Apr 30, 2010

    You have to open the case and locate the motherboard. The battery is on the motherboard. If you know the model of your motherboard, post it to me and I'll send you the exactly location.

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Hello Swederag. Almost got it but no cigar : ^ )... The RAM you got is not compatible with your computer. Get RAM tha sis compatible and you should be aok. Joe

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If the computer is running fine then i would say just leave it alone if its not working check all the connections and make sure that the ram and cpu are seated properly just make sure all the wires are where they are supposed to be and you should be just fine

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