Hp Pavilion a1620n seems completely dead. Went through a diagnostic and presumed the ps was burnt out. Have since seen the ps light on while all internal cables are unplugged. Can plug all cables in and ps...
No, it indicates a bad power supply.
1) ALL the lights use less than 1 Watt
2) EACH fan uses 2 to 3 Watts
3) A typical processor uses 55 to 125 WATTS.
The base model of the HP Pavilion a1620n Desktop PC, comes with an Intel Pentium D 925
(Operates at a maximum of 3.0GHz)
The Intel Pentium D 925 uses 95 Watts,
In most cases the inside of the computer is dirty, as well as the inside of the Power Supply, and it's fan.
Heat = Wasted Energy
When the Heatsinks inside a power supply, and it's Fan, (To include the fan blades, fan center hub, and surrounding fan cage), become clogged with gunk, the cooling capacity of the power supply drops tremendously.
Since Heat = Wasted Energy the power supply tries to keep up with the power load demands.
Eventually components inside the power supply fail.
(Usually the Electrolytic Capacitors are the first to go)
The power supply inside a Pavilion a1620n is a common SMPS. Switched Mode Power Supply.
The style is the common ATX, that is used in over 90 percent of desktop computers. (ATX 12V)
The Wattage is 300 Watts.
Should you like help in finding a replacement power supply that is affordable, and reliable, just state so in an additional comment.
I do advise staying away from the cheap generic models, as they can fail in 6 days to 6 months. ($20 to $25 range)
Jan 18, 2010 |
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