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Windows 7: computer won't start help

15 Aug 2010   #21


So the green light which doesn't light up any more is the one next to the fan where the power supply sits in the back of the case? Do you have a case fan which isn't running? Can you see inside to see if any lights are on at all?

If you are confident enough to open case, unplug cord and open it enough to look at Power Supply to see what the wattage is. Don't touch any electronics.

Then do a search for a replacement power supply using the name and wattage of PSU.

Once you know for sure it is the power supply, you can post in Hardware forum asking for advice on replacement - whether to go for more wattage for that rig, etc. Put the model in Title so others who know it will chip in.

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15 Aug 2010   #22


thanks and no there is no lights on at all i might give that a go ut my cousin is a computer tech so i might get him to replace it
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15 Aug 2010   #23


also if i told you the computer type would you know coz it is pre build from the factory
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15 Aug 2010   #24


I cannot find specs for Packard Bell x8870. Get the correct model number and google it + power supply first and then again + specs.
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16 Aug 2010   #25


i found ac input 220-240 vac 2A 50hz would that be it i found it below the power supply on the outside
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16 Aug 2010   #26

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

That should be 110-120v ... your power supply is toast ... you will have to replace it..
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16 Aug 2010   #27


That is the voltage set to run your computer - you have 220v there?

You're wanting to spec the wattage of your PSU to decide whether to replace it with identical model or up the voltage some. You need the model number and watts either by finding the specifications for your computer model online or looking more closely at the PSU until you find it.

Or you can take it to a shop if you're not confident you can replace it yourself. Ask them the benefits of increasing the power, as some machines are underpowered and this can cause PSU loss.

If you are confident enough to do it yourself, these questions can be asked here or in the Hardware forum once you have the specs for your current PSU, and good advice can be given for what to replace it with.
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17 Aug 2010   #28


thanks i took it to a friend to fix it he runs a business and he has to get it off ebay coz he does not
have psu with that power so it will cost me 180 euro to replace it i hope since it costs that much it will be long life
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17 Aug 2010   #29


what is the advantages of increasing the power on the psu
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17 Aug 2010   #30


A power supply that isn't working very hard lasts longer and produces less heat than one that is running close to its capacity, plus you'll have power to spare for expansion (better graphics card, extra hard drives, sound card, etc)
180 euro is a ridiculously high price for a power supply by the way. You should be able to get one for about 1/3 to 1/2 that price.
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