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MGE ups systems pulsar ES4 surge protector

Won't turn on .. won't power up the computer .

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SOURCE: I have a Cyber-Power 425 VA and I think it has

Probably should be tossed. But you can try plugging a standard lamp into it. If it powers your good on that aspect but no way to know if surge pretection is still valid.

Posted on Mar 14, 2010

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SOURCE: We had a power surge the other night. My computer

If it has fan power than all is well. The newer models can handle a zip verywell. What cannot handle it is RAM.
Most new power supplies have their own switch and it often times has a power off..

Posted on May 12, 2010

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Lightning storm & power went out for about two seconds. PC plugged into surge protector but would not go back on. Found that surge protector blew and was no good. Got another and plugged all back in...


Your reasoning about the switch mode power supply being damaged is probably right.
Bear in mind that this power supply may not be the only thing that may be damaged in your computer.
You won't know for sure until you borrow a power supply and install it into your computer to see if it will work again.

Jun 18, 2011 | Gateway Bestec ATX-300-12EB3 305w Power...

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Surge Protection


Here is a few tips to look for in a good surge protector:

1. Response time should be less than 1 nanosecond.

2. Energy absorption/dissipation should be at a rating of 600 joules or more.

3. Clamping voltage should be 330 V to 400 V. Generally, a clamping voltage more than 400 V is too high.

4. Get one with a an indicator light that tells you if the protection components are functioning. All MOVs (Metal oxide varistors (MOV) are semiconductors that protect electronic components and systems from transient voltages) will burn out after repeated power surges, but the protector will still function as a power strip. Without an indicator light, you have no way of knowing if your protector is still functioning properly.

5. Get one that has self test function. A button you push to test it.

on Oct 07, 2010 | System Power Supplies

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My computer will not turn on


many, not all, psu's will internally tripo after this happens. how to reset:
1 if it has an on/off button turn off for 1 min and turn on.
2 if it has no button but has a 110/220 switch, unplug it then switch to 220 then back to 110 (also this may be 115/230 or even 120/240)
3 if it has neither of these, unplug it for 10 mins, then replug it and start up.
also when you opened the case did you smell anything funny? if so i would say that the mobo and/or cpu are done for. i doubt this tho because you had them on a surge, but it is possible.
1 more thing when you opened the case did you by chance knock a wire loose from the mobo?(motherboard)
after re reading your post i question whether the surge strip is good, because you said it was tripped and yet you had the posu light on. or did you mean a light inside the case of the computer itself?
if none of these suggestions help you please re post with answers to the questions i asked thanx and hope i have helped.

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We had a power surge the other night. My computer


If it has fan power than all is well. The newer models can handle a zip verywell. What cannot handle it is RAM.
Most new power supplies have their own switch and it often times has a power off..

May 12, 2010 | Gateway Bestec ATX-300-12EB3 305w Power...

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I have a Cyber-Power 425 VA and I think it has been tripped by a power outage recently. I was able to get my computer & monitor working again by removing them from the surge protector and plugging them...


Probably should be tossed. But you can try plugging a standard lamp into it. If it powers your good on that aspect but no way to know if surge pretection is still valid.

Mar 14, 2010 | System Power Supplies

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Whining sound will not stop


The toroidal core transformer(s) is going bad. This will call for a unit replacement. Is it under warranty?

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Pavillion m8300f desktop experienced power surge. Will not turn on.


It's a sad truth that a power surge can severely damage a computer. There's really not much you can do to fix this without replacing the damaged parts or getting a new computer. Since it can be difficult to isolate and replace the damaged parts the best option would be to make use of what warranties that were provided when you purchased your machine.

If you have another PC you may be able to at least save the information on your drive by picking up an external SATA HDD enclosure or an adapter cable if the hard drive is not damaged. With either of these you can remove the HDD and access it from another PC typically through a USB cable.

If your PC is not covered by a warranty the individual parts may still be covered by the manufacturer and it could be worth looking into. Though if nothing is covered or for what parts are not covered you will want to replace them.

For future reference you'll want a good surgeprotector which although are not 100% insurance will help prevent power surges from damaging your computer in the future.

http://www.shopwiki.com/wiki/Surge+Protectors


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Dell Dimension 4600 model DMC has no power


The power supply is a good place to start, as it is easily checked by a local tech with a load tester and readily replaced, usually for about $30.00. It's possible the power switch itself has failed, but this is more unusual, particularly if it worked well before. If you didn't have the system plugged into a good surge protector, the power supply is what would take the hit.
Here's a good troubleshooting article that may help to shed further light on your situation, but I'd take the power supply or desktop in and have somebody take a quick look. A reliable shop will test it for free, and be happy to supply you with a new one for a moderate cost plus installation.
Then buy her a surge protector so it doesn't happen again, or worse...

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!

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What is a good replacement for the MGE 400W


all you have to do is swap it with another one with the same specs connectors and wattage, thats a good PSU, i'd replace it with 550 wats

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I need a new power supply


It's not more than 1yr and you would need to be the original purchaser with a receipt. MGE does not allow owernship transfers on warranties.

Nov 27, 2008 | MGE 400W Power Supply (QG) Power Supply

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