Interesting Bad Psu PSU starts but won't turn pc on
Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:43 PM
This is a first for me, perhaps not for you.
My buddies Dell Dimension 5150 wouldn't start so I took a look at it.
All it would do was flash a yellow LED once when the power button was pressed.
Unwired PSU and jumped it and it started.
Plugged into mobo connections only and again, only the yellow amber flash on start button.
Hooked my backup psu to mobo only and booted to keyboard failure.
Normal, no keyboard plugged in.
Back to his PSU, notta.
Back to mine.
Never experienced a PSU that turned on jumping yet failed to turn on PC.
All connectors look good and are firm.
No I did not check for voltage and won't.
If it acts like this, it gets replaced.
Anyone here experience this before?
Nice of Dell to make mobos that don't have the standard front I/O pins.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:20 AM
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:11 AM
Thank you for the explaination.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:45 AM