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When I turn on the power switch the console doesn't turn on. I bought a new power supply unit, but that didn't help. I also used a voltometer and there is power goin all the way to the output on the bottom of the power suply unit when switched on but I can't figure out why the console won't turn on. Please help

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U should buy a cable power cored for ur console

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D945ghz


Intel D945GZ motherboard? Got it. Now what the world are you talking about? A Chassis Intrusion Switch? What desktop computer is it in? Computer manufacturer name, and Model Number. Post back in a Comment.

Wait a minute. Won't boot, or the Power Supply doesn't start up?
Power Supply doesn't start up;

1) You have a bad ATX power on switch
2) You didn't connect the ATX power on switch to the correct pins, on the Front Panel header.
3) You have a bad Power Supply

http://www.directron.com/atxswitch.html

Computer doesn't boot up;
1) You didn't follow Anti-Static Precautions
2) You didn't apply Thermal Paste to the top of the Processor, before you put the Heatsink on.
3) You didn't connect the 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable.
Power for the Processor. (No processor, no computer)

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

4) You didn't use the Installation Disk (CD) that came with the motherboard. (Has the DRIVERS)
5) Is this a replacement motherboard for a bad one?
SAME motherboard, or a different one?
Why?

Because when Windows is installed on a computer, (Harddrive, actually), it assigns hash values to certain major hardware components.

Components such as;
1) Processor
2) Motherboard chipset
3) BIOS program, version, and date
4) Harddrive
5) Graphics chipset. (Whether Integrated Graphics, or a graphics card)

Change any two of these components, and Windows will think it is being stolen.
Microsoft User's License states, "ONE Genuine copy of Windows per ONE computer "

[ Microsoft makes one Master disk. From it all GENUINE copies are made, and sold to the consumer ]

If you are lucky, the Windows activation screen may come up. Windows will want to be activated again. (Activated, not Registered)
Doesn't happen all the time, though.

Using a brand new genuine copy of Windows? Make sure you go into BIOS Setup, and in Boot Order, set the first boot device to CDROM.


The LED light on the motherboard indicates it HAS power.

Motherboard Manual for the Intel D945GCZ mobo. (MOtherBOard),

(GHz stands for GigaHertz.
Giga = approximately 1 Billion.
Hertz stands for Cycles per Second.
1GHz = approximately 1 Billion Cycles per Second.
It refers to Frequency Rate. For laymen frequency rate = 'Speed')

Plus, it isn't new. It is NOS. New Old Stock.
Means it could be a bad motherboard, even if it has never been used.

{Computer technology follows Moore's Law,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore%27s_law

What is new technology today may be old tomorrow }

http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/d945gcz/sb/CS-020793.htm

Blue -> English Product Guide [PDF]

Let me know if you think there is a Chassis Intrusion Switch.
It will operate one of two ways;

1) When the cover is removed, the switch is open. No connection of the two wires is present. Remove the switch, put a piece of heat shrink tubing over one wire, and slide it back out of the way.

Twist the two wires together with an Electrician's knot, solder them, slide the heat shrink tubing over the connection, use heat to shrink the heat shrink tubing.

2) When the cover is removed, the switch is closed. The wires are grounded out. Remove the switch. Cut the exposed bare wire off, leaving just the insulation. Put a wire nut on it. Do the same for the other wire.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

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Hello my laptop will not tun on when i slide thepower switch. HELP ME PLASE. PLEASE Thank you VERY MUCH


Check for voltage at the tip of the power connector.
If there's power there, try removing the battery and powering it up.
If that doesn't work, you can try a new power supply, but get a written guarantee that if the unit doesn't work, that you can return it.
If a new power supply doesn't fix the issue, even with a new power supply, then chances are unless you are an electronics technician/technologist, you aren't going to be able to repair the unit yourself.
Most places will want to replace your motherboard - don't use these shops.
Find a place like www.SuperTech-IT.com that does component level repairs and can evaluate and repair the motherboard rather than replacing it.

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I just bought a Tomee SX-3 PlayStation 3 controller and when i plug in the wireless USB part and turn on the power switch on the controller it doesn't seem to sync or find the controller? do you have...


According to a comment at Amazon "since firmware 3.5 Sony has blocked 3rd party USB accessories so this no longer works with a PS3. This isn't the companies fault, just be aware it no longer works on the PS3" http://www.amazon.com/PS3-SX-3-Wireless-Controller-Playstation-3/dp/B0031BWM6A

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The PC is dead, no fans run or anything. It will not power up so I bought a new power supply and installed it but still the same issue? It does have 120 vac power into the power supply.


maybe your CPU is busted.try to replaced a new processor and test it.or double check the setting of the power on *********** board switch,maybe you inserted wrong.

Jul 11, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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The LED in my motherboard is on, but if i turn on the switch, their is no response. the power connection is correct. but it doesn't work


Try swapping the power button connection with the reset button connection. Then to turn on your computer you will need to press the reset button. If that works you have a faulty power button. Otherwise try using a different PSU. One that you know works. If that doesn't help the motherboard will have to be replaced.

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Error 2 in my coolpix 8800. I bought a new battery in the store they said to do that, didn't help an I changed the memory card as well, didn't help


hi your camera has system error, usually the lens unit doesn't reset after taking picture. it cause error message. you should contact to nikon service center and ask them repair cost. usually they will tell on the phone. thanks and best regard!

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My power supply is blinking orange when i put it in the xbox 360 what do this mean.


Hello.An orange light is illuminated on the power supply for one of the following reasons:

a The console is turned off.
b The power supply is disconnected from the console.
c The power supply cord is not fully inserted into the power socket of the console.
d The power supply is faulty.
e The console is faulty. (The console might be faulty if it does not turn on when the power supply light is orange.)


The power supply has several built-in safeguards to help prevent damage to either your Xbox 360 console or the power supply itself. The power supply will automatically turn off if either the current flow, the voltage, or the temperature is too high. When the power supply turns off for any of these reasons, the light on the power supply will turn from green (normal) to orange or to red, or the light will turn off. When the power supply light is green, the power supply is working correctly. What you are experiencing is an over heating issue, that may have damaged the supply.

With that being said, i would try to reset the supply by disconnecting the unit form the console, and unplugging the power supply unit form the wall socket for 5 minutes. Once the 5 minutes have passed, reconnect the unit to the console, and plug the power supply into the wall socket. If the console dose not power up, and the supply unit is still showing an orange illuminated operating light, this will confirm that the power supply unit will need to be replaced. Contact Microsoft for the correct replacement parts needed(power supply unit)


TIPS FOR PREVENTING OVERHEATING ISSUES

1 Do not block any ventilation openings in the power supply.
2 Do not put the power supply on a bed, on a sofa, or on any other soft surface that might block ventilation openings.
3 Do not put the power supply in a confined space, such as a bookcase, a rack, or a stereo cabinet, unless the space is well ventilated.
4 Do not put the power supply on a stereo speaker, an amplifier, or a heat source such as a radiator or a heat register.
5 Do not use an unlicensed accessory, such as a replacement power supply that was not manufactured by Microsoft, or any accessory that plugs in between the Xbox 360 console and the power supply.
6 Plug the power supply directly into a working wall outlet. You may have problems with the power supply if you use an extension cord or a power strip if the extension cord or the power strip is faulty or cannot supply the required power to the console.
7 If you are not sure about the reliability of an AC power outlet, power circuit, or power cabling, do not use it. Contact an electrician.

Apr 15, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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PS3: No image or sound.


the power unit probably got damaged also try another tv and look for your proof of purchase you mite still get it replased for free either from the store you bought from or SONY.

Dec 22, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Xbox 360 not powering up at all. power supply light blinks orange


An orange light is illuminated on the power supply for one of the following reasons:

* The console is turned off.
* The power supply is disconnected from the console.
* The power supply cord is not fully inserted into the power socket of the console.
* The power supply is faulty.
* The console is faulty. (The console might be faulty if it does not turn on when the power supply light is orange.)


The power supply has several built-in safeguards to help prevent damage to either your Xbox 360 console or the power supply itself. The power supply will automatically turn off if either the current flow, the voltage, or the temperature is too high. When the power supply turns off for any of these reasons, the light on the power supply will turn from green (normal) to orange or to red, or the light will turn off. When the power supply light is green, the power supply is working correctly. What you are experiencing is an over heating issue, that may have damaged the supply.

With that being said, i would try to reset the supply by disconnecting the unit from the console, and unplugging the power supply unit from the wall socket for 5 minutes. Once the 5 minutes have passed, reconnect the unit to the console, and plug the power supply into the wall socket. If the console dose not power up, and the supply unit is still showing an orange illuminated operating light, this will confirm that the power supply unit will need to be replaced. Contact Microsoft for the correct replacement parts needed(power supply unit)


TIPS FOR PREVENTING OVERHEATING ISSUES

* Do not block any ventilation openings in the power supply.
* Do not put the power supply on a bed, on a sofa, or on any other soft surface that might block ventilation openings.
* Do not put the power supply in a confined space, such as a bookcase, a rack, or a stereo cabinet, unless the space is well ventilated.
* Do not put the power supply on a stereo speaker, an amplifier, or a heat source such as a radiator or a heat register.
* Do not use an unlicensed accessory, such as a replacement power supply that was not manufactured by Microsoft, or any accessory that plugs in between the Xbox 360 console and the power supply.
* Plug the power supply directly into a working wall outlet. You may have problems with the power supply if you use an extension cord or a power strip if the extension cord or the power strip is faulty or cannot supply the required power to the console.
* If you are not sure about the reliability of an AC power outlet, power circuit, or power cabling, do not use it. Contact an electrician.

Oct 26, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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No power to PS3, no lights on front panel


You both have bad power supplies inside your PS3 units. If they are still under warranty you can get the units exchanged by Sony. If not you can sell for parts or repair yourself. If replacing the power supply yourself, you can find a great PS3 disassembly tutorial at www.llama.com You will only need to go as far as opening the unit and swapping the power supply with a new or used one that works. I hope this helps you both. Good luck and happy gaming!!

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