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Old May 21st 08, 10:08 PM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
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I have an HP Compaq d330T desktop computer. I had trouble with the
computer powering itself off after about a minute. In the past I had
trouble with the CPU fan getting full of dust and loud, so once again
I removed it and vacuumed it out. However, after I put the fan back
in, the computer won't turn on. The red light in the front blinks
just a bit, but the computer won't turn on. My brother thinks my
power supply has gone bad. Or could it be a problem with the CPU fan?
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Old May 22nd 08, 11:35 AM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
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"Tim923" wrote in message
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I have an HP Compaq d330T desktop computer. I had trouble with the
computer powering itself off after about a minute. In the past I had
trouble with the CPU fan getting full of dust and loud, so once again
I removed it and vacuumed it out. However, after I put the fan back
in, the computer won't turn on. The red light in the front blinks
just a bit, but the computer won't turn on. My brother thinks my
power supply has gone bad. Or could it be a problem with the CPU fan?
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Disconnect the fan and try it again with it out for 5 seconds - note
change.
if sensing fan issue, now should get "beep" code.
if no beep , it's not caring about fan

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Old May 22nd 08, 03:33 PM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
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On Thu, 22 May 2008 06:35:21 -0400, "- Bobb -"
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Disconnect the fan and try it again with it out for 5 seconds - note
change.
if sensing fan issue, now should get "beep" code.
if no beep , it's not caring about fan


I didn't get the beep code. I noticed a green LED lit up on the
motherboard under the floppy drive. Does that indicate that the power
supply is working? Where do I get a replacement power supply? -Tim923
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Old May 23rd 08, 04:05 PM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
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Your result shows that the power supply DOES care if the fan is there. You can get a replacement at any local PC repair shop, Newegg.com , Best buy etc. but FIRST -

1. Are you sure fan was reinstalled correctly ( on the proper pins ? red wire/black wire on same pins as BEFORE you removed it ?)
2. Try it. Does it boot without the fan now ? ( if green light now ON and was not on previously) If so, it's a bad fan ! ( maybe you broke it ?? )

If you do need PS, note how many pins on current supply where it plugs into motherbaord. Older ones used 20 pins, newer ones 24 pins. Read the label on it - how many watts ( that's your minimum to get). In case certain size , HP shows:

Slim Tower
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/q...HTML#TechSpecs
shows 185W Power Supply
OR Microtower = 240 Watt Power Supply
Browse around there

There are some custom sizes/ types - if not a "standard size": Call/ look here -

http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCateg...Power-Supplies



"Tim923" wrote in message news On Thu, 22 May 2008 06:35:21 -0400, "- Bobb -"
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Disconnect the fan and try it again with it out for 5 seconds - note
change.
if sensing fan issue, now should get "beep" code.
if no beep , it's not caring about fan


I didn't get the beep code. I noticed a green LED lit up on the
motherboard under the floppy drive. Does that indicate that the power
supply is working? Where do I get a replacement power supply? -Tim923
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Old May 24th 08, 08:44 PM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
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Thanks for all the help Bob. My brother quickly spotted the problem.
Two of the CPU pins had bent and that's why the computer wasn't
turning on. It's fixed now. --Tim923
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Old May 25th 08, 02:20 PM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
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You're welcome - glad it worked out

"Tim923" wrote in message ...
Thanks for all the help Bob. My brother quickly spotted the problem.
Two of the CPU pins had bent and that's why the computer wasn't
turning on. It's fixed now. --Tim923
 




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