Compaq Presario Power Supply Problem
Posted 19 August 2007 - 08:26 PM
Posted 20 August 2007 - 01:19 PM
With the greatest of respect, if you have never replaced anything in your pc before then i urge you NOT to continue !
Fitting a new PSU in your pc is not the hardest of jobs upgrading, but if you have never even replaced a memory module or fitted a hadrive,then iwould leave well alone and take it to your local pc repair shop to have it looked at by somone who knows what they are doing.
There are many psu,s on the market but not all are compatible with all motherboards.
Motherboards have different voltage requirements.
At the very least ,,you could fry your motherboard,,, at worse,,, yourself ! !
Please take it to somone proffessional to have it fitted.
PS: Just out of intrest,,, why did you need to replace the power supply ? ?
Posted 21 August 2007 - 12:52 AM
Posted 21 August 2007 - 03:25 AM
There is still a big possibility that the power surge that fried your original power supply, has caused some damage to the motherboard, and/or the drives.
Keep your fingers crossed when you finally get to booting up ! !
I would also personally invest in a more efficent power surge protection unit as a matter of urgency. If this is the 2nd PSU you are replacing, then your protector is obviously not doing its job,,, it should surge out BEFORE it hits the PSU ! !
I am familiar with all the problems USA has with its variable voltage power supply,, and the horrendous storms that hit at certain times of year,, something that we in the UK are unfamiliar with,,, having a regulated 240v supply is something we all take for granted,,, the storms however,seem to be getting worse over here ! ! But i am sure that surge protectors over here do the same job as in the states ! !
But,, as i have urged you in my previous post,,,,,, if you are unsure what you are doing,,,take it to somone who knows what they are doing,, it could save your pc and prevent you from picking up a nasty shock yourself.
I cant stress enough, how important it is NOT to mess with electricity if you are unfamiliar with the task ! !
Edited by rxkevco, 21 August 2007 - 03:37 AM.
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