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The computer is not receiving electricity because the inlet that the power chord fits into (inside the computer)is wiggly and not getting contact with the chord. Can I send it off to get it fixed? I'm in Alaska for a summer job.

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Can't install power supply


WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.

http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules


Unplug all electronic cords connected to the computer.

At no time during the installation should any cords be connected to the computer.


Remove the screws holding the computer cover case, and remove the cover case.

Locate the computer power supply box, which looks like a large box out of which a bundle of wires run and connects to the power cord jack on the outside of the computer case.


Unplug the power cables from the internal devices connected to it.

Be careful not to damage any of the sensitive control boards or devices inside the computer, and be certain to remember write it down if you need to what devices will need reconnecting to the new power supply when you finish the installation.


Unscrew the power supply from the inside of the computer case and remove it.

Check the original power supply's red voltage switch for the correct setting.


It should read 120 or 240 if you live within the United States.

Confirm this setting as the correct voltage setting for your power outlets.


Make sure your new power supply gets set to the correct voltage setting before you install it.

If it cannot be set to the correct voltage, do not proceed with the installation or you may damage your computer.


Return the new power supply and buy one that is compatible with the voltage requirements.

Install the new power supply, reattach the screws that will hold it in the proper place inside the computer.


Reattach the power cables that come from the new power supply to the devices that were connected to the old power supply.

Make sure all of these connections are firmly in place before you turn the computer back on.


Reattach the computer power cables and all the cords connected to the computer during normal operation, but do not close the computer case yet.

Keep your hands clear of the inside of the computer case as you attach power cords and peripheral devices.


Turn the computer on and observe the performance of the computer without touching anything inside.

Do all the computer fans function normally?


Does the computer operate as well as or better than before?

If you feel that the computer behaves normally and you do not encounter any problems, turn the computer off, remove all the power cords and peripheral cables once more, and close the computer case.


Then reattach the power cords and peripheral cables and begin using the computer.

Check for errors if you encountered any problems starting the computer or if it would not start at all, unplug all the power cords and computer cables connected to the computer and look inside.


Make sure that you connected all the correct power cables inside the computer securely and did not miss any.


If you have confirmed this and the computer still doesn't start or operate normally, call your computer manufacturer or a professional computer repair shop for assistance completing the installation.

Most power supply units will fit

Like everything else in our high-tech world, power supplies come in myriad sizes and shapes
you should check all the electrical connections before you make a decision and make sure they are the same as the ones that you will need to run your computer also

Check the measurements inside the frame to make absolutely sure it will fit,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKw0bij8CDs

Hope this helps

Nov 13, 2012 | Insignia D400a PC Desktop

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Power supply


WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.

http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules


Unplug all electronic cords connected to the computer.

At no time during the installation should any cords be connected to the computer.


Remove the screws holding the computer cover case, and remove the cover case.

Locate the computer power supply box, which looks like a large box out of which a bundle of wires run and connects to the power cord jack on the outside of the computer case.


Unplug the power cables from the internal devices connected to it.

Be careful not to damage any of the sensitive control boards or devices inside the computer, and be certain to remember write it down if you need to what devices will need reconnecting to the new power supply when you finish the installation.


Unscrew the power supply from the inside of the computer case and remove it.

Check the original power supply's red voltage switch for the correct setting.


It should read 120 or 240 if you live within the United States.

Confirm this setting as the correct voltage setting for your power outlets.


Make sure your new power supply gets set to the correct voltage setting before you install it.

If it cannot be set to the correct voltage, do not proceed with the installation or you may damage your computer.


Return the new power supply and buy one that is compatible with the voltage requirements.

Install the new power supply, reattach the screws that will hold it in the proper place inside the computer.


Reattach the power cables that come from the new power supply to the devices that were connected to the old power supply.

Make sure all of these connections are firmly in place before you turn the computer back on.


Reattach the computer power cables and all the cords connected to the computer during normal operation, but do not close the computer case yet.

Keep your hands clear of the inside of the computer case as you attach power cords and peripheral devices.


Turn the computer on and observe the performance of the computer without touching anything inside.

Do all the computer fans function normally?


Does the computer operate as well as or better than before?

If you feel that the computer behaves normally and you do not encounter any problems, turn the computer off, remove all the power cords and peripheral cables once more, and close the computer case.


Then reattach the power cords and peripheral cables and begin using the computer.

Check for errors if you encountered any problems starting the computer or if it would not start at all, unplug all the power cords and computer cables connected to the computer and look inside.


Make sure that you connected all the correct power cables inside the computer securely and did not miss any.


If you have confirmed this and the computer still doesn't start or operate normally, call your computer manufacturer or a professional computer repair shop for assistance completing the installation.

Most power supply units will fit

Like everything else in our high-tech world, power supplies come in myriad sizes and shapes
you should check all the electrical connections before you make a decision and make sure they are the same as the ones that you will need to run your computer also

Check the measurements inside the frame to make absolutely sure it will fit,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKw0bij8CDs

Hope this helps

Nov 13, 2012 | Insignia D300a PC Desktop

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Hi there, I am using an Acer Aspire M1641. I am wondering, what PSU should I get so it fits inside? I am planning to get the FSP Saga II 500W or either the Enermax FMAII 460W PSU. Will it fit?


most power supply units will fit
you should check all the electrical connections before you make a decision and make sure they are the same as as the ones that you will need to run your computer also
check the measurments inside the frame to make absolutely sure it will fit
hope this helps

Feb 24, 2011 | Acer Aspire M1641-U1521A PC Desktop

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When i turn the computer on the power button turns yellow but it don't turn green


Hi,

1.Blinking or solid amber - "Power Problems"

2. If the power light is steady amber - The computer is receiving
electrical power, but an internal power problem might exist.

3. Ensure that the microprocessor power cable is securely connected to the
system board.

4.If the problem persists, contact Dell.

Dec 28, 2010 | Dell PC Desktops

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I had a power failure and tried to restart computer will not start and light on back keeps blinking


Well lets hope nothing fried, What i would recommend to try is to unplug the power chord from the back of the computer and hold in the power button for about 30 Seconds to remove all the power from the board. Then plug the power chord back in and hit the power button and see if the computer starts. Let me know if this works for you. Thanks

Jun 24, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario SR1230NX (PJ518AA) PC...

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My computer smell like smoke and the power want come on? What to do?


your SMPS needs to be changed, its a small box ( switched mode power supply )

can be replaced by yourself. just open ur CPU .. find the place where it connects the Power chord, it should be going through a Small box SMPS .. remove it and take it to computer hardware shop , they would get you new one

Make sure you switch off your Power and unplug your power chords, its high voltage dangerous,,

Sep 02, 2009 | Dell OptiPlex GX520 PC Desktop

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Yellow light at mains inlet on when computer switched of and mains disconnected


I am not sure exactly what is meant by mains inlet. However if you mean that you disconnect the power from the computer after it has been turned off and and there is a light on the computer indicating power is coming to the computer, there is a perfect explanation for this.

Your power supply in your computer, along with your computer's motherboad both have capacitors on them. Capacitors hold electrical current. They are placed in the path of electrical current so that when an electrical current passes through a capacitor if the electrical current is too strong it stores some of that current in the capacitor. If the electrical current is too weak it provides the needed amount of current. So basically a capacitor serves to equal out an electrical current when needed. The capacitors in a power supply are pretty big (about the size of a D Cell battery), and hold alot of charge. Infact it is never a good idea to touch one of these large capacitors cause they will release their charge into you, and they can be quite dangerous.

I said all that to say this: When you unplug your computer those capacitors can still supply a little bit of electricity to your motherboard and cause your computer to show that it is still receiving power. It is perfectly alright for this to happen.

I do believe that this may have been what you are referring to, I hope this helps to answer your question.

Sep 20, 2008 | HP PC Desktops

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Hp media center power


hi friends, unpluug the power chord from the wall jack after that press and hold the power button in the front for about 15 seconds, connect the chord back in and try it. if it does the same then look at the rear side of the cpu box (where the power chord goes in and look for a small fan inside the power supply box, it has to be spinning). if not then the power supply (smps) has goen bad. now if the fan is sipnning try disconnecting all the extra periferals eg printer and stuff, still nogo then try opening the cpu box (reffer owners manual). take the RAM out and try to power up the system, if it starts beeping like beep ...beep... peeeep... then turn it off put the ram sticks back in and it should work fine...
NB:-for the owners manual check this out: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?cc=us&dlc=en&product=470506&lc=en&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

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Westinghouse Notebook power supply


If it is under a year old it should be covered by warranty,so contact the seller or manufacturer,

It sounds very much like a power pack is on its way out, and they are a sealed unit ,

try it in another power point. if power point is working fine, but you still have the problem,

and its over the warranty period.

take it to your local computer store and have them test it for you ,they will also be able to order one in and sell you a new one ,if it is the problem.

good luck with that
Terry

Mar 28, 2008 | PC Desktops

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