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Windows 7: Is my power supply dead?

08 May 2011   #1
XGamer95

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Is my power supply dead?

Normally the power button on my computer is lit up blue when the computer is on and it slowly flashes blue when it is asleep. I tried to turn on my computer today and the power button is more quickly flashing yellow and I do not hear the power supply. I purchased this COOLER MASTER GX Series RS650-ACAAE3-US 650W ATX12V v2.31 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply over a year ago. It is plugged in and the switch is to the on position. Has it died?


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08 May 2011   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

XGamer95,
It's a good guess but only that. I would open and inspect all connections, blow out PSU and case completely, while case side is open I would watch and listen as you start up. Then get back to us with any error lights on mobo, sounds and the like. Can you find a friend with, beg, steal or borrow another PSU?
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08 May 2011   #3
rbeldua

MS Windows 8
 
 

linnemeyerhere could be right, have a look at this.

Dell Power Button Lights | PCTechBytes
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08 May 2011   #4
XGamer95

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Fortunately, my computer started working again when I turned the power supply's switch back to the On position. I guess it just needed a break :P Even though it fixed itself, I appreciate and thank you for the great respones The article about the lights was accurate for my computer and luckily I kept my old power supply incase I ever need to test it.
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08 May 2011   #5
rbeldua

MS Windows 8
 
 

yeah i know, i am using dell too. glad you got it working!
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08 May 2011   #6
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I love problems that just work themselves out !
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08 May 2011   #7
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

For future reference, some power supplies seem to need a full switch-off to reset themselves if they have a glitch. My secondary computer is like that. If the power blinks I have to turn the PSU off, count to three, then all is well when I turn it back on.

Glad you got it going again.
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08 May 2011   #8
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Just like resetting a modem and or wireless router. Unplug, count to 30 then replug the devices in the logical order which the signal runs allowing each device to warm up and run though it's complete cycle before plugging the next in and so on.
Wireless devices like keyboards and mice, remove batteries then hit keys and or buttons pressing for 30 seconds, then replace batteries (fully charged or new) then turn on and then go threw any sync process. Discharging internal charges takes time and is well worth the extra times when quick on/off's aren't doing the job !
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