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Computer Loses Power

 
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Phil Smith



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PostLink    Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:23 pm    Post subject: Computer Loses Power Reply with quote


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A computer was picked up from layaway. We turned it on to remove the password and the monitor didn't post, and it made a beeping sound (or a constant buzz--I can't remember). We tried different monitors unplugged and replugged all of the internal connectors, memory and boards. It progressively got worse. When I gave up it was cutting off after being on for 3 or 4 seconds, no beep or buzz.

I don't have components to swap out. I'll have to buy whatever I replace. What would be a good starting point?
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PostLink    Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this a laptop or desktop?
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PostLink    Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, either way, replace the power supply. IF it's a laptop, take the battery out. A properly working AC adapter will power the laptop without the battery in it.
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PostLink    Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry Curt, it's a desktop.

Thanks! I'll replace the PS tomorrow.
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