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Posted on Monday, November 4, 2002 - 5:56 pm:   

i was installing my new cdrw drive, it was unpluging power strips from hard drives and cdrom drives to make room for me to work, and try to remove my old cdrw drive. i couldn't so i pluged everything back it, jus as normal. and now the power button doesn't work, when i press it, it doesn't do anything. it doesn't even light up, whats wrong with this? if u can help me i will be very very very greatful, THANKS
Posted on Monday, November 4, 2002 - 6:30 pm:   

There are two items to check. One is to make sure the power jack from the power supply to the motherboard is seated properly. Second are the leads coming from the front of the case. Some of the leads have a two pin jack on the end, one is a four pin jack, and maybe one with a three pin jack. On the jacks will be printed what they are such as speaker(4 pin),reset(2pin),power led (2 pin)etc.... make sure these are plugged in the right place on the motherboard. The power switch plug is the important one. Without it, the power suppy will not operate. Nothing else needs to be hooked up for the power supply to come on.
Posted on Thursday, November 7, 2002 - 10:01 am:   

I've been having a problem when the power goes out in my home. When I go to boot up my computer,it starts powering up and then dies. It does this over and over again until it finally boots. It almost seems like something is recharging itself?
Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2002 - 10:50 am:   

The keyboard on my IBM Thinkpad i Series 1400 froze. I shut off the computer. When I power up I get the first screen with the Thinkpad logo and that's it. Using F1 doesn't make any difference. Any suggestions?
Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2002 - 9:21 pm:   

to odat: do you have brownouts or loss of home power a lot? that can damage the computer. you can also have a loss of data or corruption of the os and data. not good. if you can get a ups backup battery rated approxamately for the type computer you have, that'll save you a lot of headaches later on. i can speculate that you possibly have low voltage on your lines. i'd get it checked out by the power company drawing too much power from a particular circuit can be a problem also.
Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2002 - 9:23 pm:   

to opakurt: what exactly were yolu doing at the time the keys froze? just a few keys? or the whole keyboard? did it act as if the os froze up? aka choked on a program? what was it?
Posted on Friday, November 15, 2002 - 9:27 am:   

To win. Was using Juno for e-mail(v. 5.0) and left the computer for an hour. Came back to find whole keyboard frozen. Can't tell whether os froze or is corrupted because I can't boot up.

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