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Cable on hp pavilion 7800

I was replacing the power supply on my hp. Under the power supply was a cable plugged into the cd/dvd and then over into another part on the inside of the unit. Does anyone know what that cable would be called? The wires were broke out of the little black holders that actually plugged in to the dvd.

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If it is stripe cable about 3CM long it is the IDE cable (simply called it data cable)...other than that another smaller cable sometimes may be fixed without the power cable

Thats should is the audio cable...previous operating system (like 98) didn't recieve audio signals without that cable..but you dont need it now with XP..

The three cables are the POWER, IDE and the AUDIO

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I believe you have a bad Power Supply. Weak voltage power rail.

How do I come to this conclusion?

1) Your Power Supply probably has enough power to light LED lights, and maybe spin fans, but it does NOT have enough power to turn the Processor on.

No Processor operating, No computer operating.
No computer = No Signal on the monitor. {No video signal}

A) ALL of the LED lights on at one time use less than 1 Watt of power.

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

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http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01494006&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=3757419

The Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 can use up to 105 Watts,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_intel_core_2_microprocessors#Core_2_Quad

The Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 is a power hungry processor.

Solution?
Replace the Power Supply.

2) A bad Power Supply is one of the leading causes of computer failure.
Right behind it, is the computer is dirty inside.
(This also 'kills' Power Supply's)


The Power Supply has a Form Factor.
This refers to the size, and shape of the Power Supply's case, and the power cables coming out of the Power Supply.

The form factor for the Power Supply in an HP Pavilion a6544n is an ATX form factor.
It is a 300 Watt unit.


http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01324212&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=3757419

The power cables needed are;

A) 24-pin ATX main power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain24

(Color of the connector makes no difference)

B) 4-pin ATX + 12 Volt power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atx12v4

C) Uses a SATA harddrive, and a SATA optical drive, so the Power Supply needs to have at least two SATA power cables,
(Optical drive = CD/DVD drive. If there is more than one CD/DVD drive, there needs to be more SATA power cables)

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#sata

To be continued in an additional Comment.

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1. First of all, you need to shut off your computer . To do this press the power button on the front of the computer after you have shut it down from Start> Shutdown on your start menu.

2. Unplug the power cord from your computer. This is the big black/white/grey plug that plugs into the power supply on the back of your PC.

3. Unplug the rest of the wires from the back of the computer.

4. Find a sturdy flat surface on which to work on.

5. Unscrew all screws from the back of your computer except the power supply screws. You will make a mess if you unscrew the power supply screws.

6. Open your computer up by taking the side panel off, or sliding the cover off. It might be difficult but it will come off if you have taken all the screws out.

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This indicates there is a problem with the Power Supply.
You have a weak voltage power rail.
Components inside the power supply have failed.

Most of the time this due to the power supply, as well as the inside of the computer is dirty.
The rest of the time it is due to a cheap quality power supply from the computer manufacturer.

You can be the best housekeeper in the world, but inevitably dust, dirt, and other material is drawn into your computer.
Your computer uses air to cool the hardware components inside.

Air is drawn in through the front of the Pavilion a730n, and is exhausted out of the back.
(There is one computer case fan in the back, and the Power Supply fan also helps)
This is the computer's Cooling System.

The cooling system for the Power Supply is a fan on the back of the unit, and Heatsinks that are inside.

(A Heatsink is a small plate of metal, with tall fins on it. The Heatsink works as a small radiator. Heat is absorbed up through the fins. Air is drawn through the fins, and heat is pushed away by the air)

When the fan blades, center hub, and surrounding cage become clogged with the above mentioned material, the cooling capacity drops tremendously.
Same thing for the Heatsink fins when they become clogged.

Heat = Wasted Energy
The Power Supply strains to keep up with the power load that is needed, and the additional loss of energy, (Power), that is lost due to heat.

Eventually components inside the Power Supply fail.

Commonly it is the Electrolytic Capacitors that fail first.

Computer manufacturer's commonly use cheap quality Power Supply's. They buy them from a Power Supply manufacturer.
Cheap quality = the computer manufacturer saving money, because the unit's cost them less.

1) Cheap Electrolytic Capacitors
2) Too small of a gauge of wiring is used
3) Cheap quality Rectifier Bridge
4) Cheap MOSFET's
The list goes on.

Solution is to replace the Power Supply.
Power Supply's come in many sizes, and power designations.

The HP Pavilion a730n uses the common size, and shape of Power Supply, used in 90 percent of personal computers. ATX

The power designation is 300 Watt.
Usually it is a Bestec, Delta, or HiPro power supply that is used.
C-H-E-A-P!

Based on personal experience, I would recommend this power supply for a replacement unit,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4675269&CatId=1078

Not an advertisement for said website. You may find a better price by searching.

Know this:
A computer only uses the power it needs, and no more.
Example:
You could install a 1000 Watt power supply in your computer, (Not actually. It will not fit), and if your computer only needs 100 Watts,
it only uses 100 Watts.

(Typically surfing the internet uses 100 Watts. Same as a 100 Watt light bulb)

This is HP Support, Pavilion a730n, and the Manuals page,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=431078&lang=en&

On this page you can download the Part Replacement Instructions manual.
Has large illustrations, to show how to replace parts inside the Pavilion a730n Desktop PC.

Power Supply replacement is shown.

From me:
If this is your first time in replacing a computer hardware component, this may seem like a daunting task. Once you are finished you'll realize it wasn't all that tough.

Inside your computer you'll see many cables, (Wires)
You'll see cables coming from the Power Supply, that go to the various hardware components inside.
(Motherboard, Harddrive, and CD/DVD drive/s)

Power cables from Power Supply
1) You have a cable with many wires in it. It has a white connector on the end, and is long in shape.
It has 24 socket holes.
It's a 24-pin ATX main power cable.

Connects to the motherboard. To release it from the motherboard, there is a lock tab on the side of the connector. Press the lock tab at the top. This pivots the lock tab, and draws a hooked end, out of the side of the motherboard connector.

Gently wiggle the connector side to side, while depressing the lock tab, ease it up.
(Side to side lengthwise)


2) You have 4-pin Peripheral power cables. (Also referred to as Molex)
White in color, 4 wires. (Red, Yellow, and two Black)

One to each CD/DVD drive you have.

3) You have One SATA power cable. Connects to the SATA Harddrive

4) You have One 4-pin ATX +12 power cable. The connector is square in shape.
Has two Yellow wires, and two Black wires.

This power cable is for power to your Intel Pentium 4 processor, and Must be plugged in.
Plugs into the motherboard.

This link shows the various power cables, and connectors, that I listed above.
(Large photos, and clear information)

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html

(Scroll the page down, to view all of the power cable connectors. Click on a photo of a connector, to view more information about it)

Should you need more information, just click on Comment, and type it out. (Believe top right of your page)

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