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The computer will not power up. If I disconnect the HDD, everthing else seems to get power but as soon as I plug in the HDD, the power fails. I have to upplug the power cord and wait a while to get power back.

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  • d_meadows679 Oct 09, 2010

    It is connected properly

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Suggest you have a bad Power Supply, d_meadows679.

Weak voltage power rail.
Try another ATX power supply that is KNOWN to be good, and is compatible.

{Compatible:
Has the correct power cables.
Has the correct amount of power cables.
Is an ATX form factor power supply.

Case:
ATX form factor
Size and shape;
Approximately 6 inches Wide, 5.5 inches Long, and 3-1/2 inches Tall}

1) ALL the LED lights combined use less than 1 Watt of power.

2) EACH fan uses 2 to 3 Watts of power

3) A typical Processor uses 51 to 125 Watts of power.

[ Compaq Presario SR1030NX uses an AMD Athlon XP 3000 , in a Socket A processor socket,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_Athlon_XP_microprocessors#Athlon_XP_.22Barton.22_.28Model_10.2C_130_nm.29

74.3 Watts (TDP)

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K7/AMD-Athlon XP 3000 - AXDA3000DKV4D.html

Now plug all these babies in together, (To include the HDD), and a power supply with a weak voltage rail, will fall to it's knees.

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Please make sure you are connecting the HDD Power connector properly.

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