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Acts Like Fauty Power Supply But Is It?

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Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2002 - 11:39 am:   

I have a packard bell multimedia 601 Pentium 233Mhz. I have a 204 watt power supply. When I first got this machine there was a problem with the power supply so I got the one I have in the unit now from a friend with a simular model. It worked find. The power switch was not used, the machine was turn off at the outlet switch. This machine was used by my parents. I replaced it with a P2. I wanted to use the pentium to run some older programs. I installed a hhd, cdrom, floppy drive, from an old 486 I had. When I powered it up it worked fine. In fact I was suprise I didn't have any problems after hooking every thing up like I often do when working on these things. I shut it down with the power switch on the machine to put in a boot disk so I could format the hhd. When I when to turn it back on ...... nothing. I could see the power supply was drawing current because the light in the room would dim a bit. I would also see the fan move slightly, and a light blink on the cdrom. Other than that nothing. I had no indication what so ever of a supply problem. It worked fine for the months my folks used it. My friend that took the original power supply for this machine told me he is using it and it works fine! So with the information I have provided is it possible for a problem to look like trouble with the power supply but be something other than that? Help please?
Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2002 - 1:16 pm:   

Try clearing the cmos settings. Either remove the battery or on many motherboards there are 2 or 3 pins used to erase the settings.

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