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sarasara1234

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I had my old pc stored away, and before i stored it the power switch was a bit unpredictable on it. I have got it out of storage now and there is no power what so ever. I have tried using the reset switch in the power switch slot on the motherboard but it is just dead. The power supply had ben replaced recently btw. Any ideas?

Edited by sarasara1234, 02 April 2007 - 01:16 PM.

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If this computer has been sitting for a couple of years the CMOS battery may have died. This battery is a dime sized coin looking thing placed somewhere on the motherboard. Replacing it may or may not work. A couple of MB's i thought were dead fired up after replacing the mb battery(cmos) while some others just refused to boot up anymore.

On a side note, i was given a Gateway Pentium 2-233 computer in running condition. The only problem is that computers have advanced so much that there is not a single part i can use on a more modern computer so it looks like the computer will end up in the spare parts bins. The only thing i may be able to use is the ZIP-100 floppy style drive if i can find any 100MB disks for it. So what i'm trying to say here is the old computer may not even be worth trying to get running.

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