Power supply

  squidgee 13:32 11 Feb 03

I have a gateway pc tower running windows ME. After a power cut I have no power??? Has any one else been in same position? Has happened b4 but resolved by reset but not this time.


  Forum Editor 13:47 11 Feb 03

That can easily fail when the mains supply is restored.

  oresome 13:47 11 Feb 03

When the power was restored, there was probably some large 'spikes' created that travelled down the supply cable. At best they may have simply blown a fuse. Try the one in the mains plug first.

  catman2000 13:49 11 Feb 03

the fuse on the power supply might have blown. Or could be the plug, not sure, but i know someone who needed to replace their power supply when this happened to them.

Are you surge protected???

  squidgee 14:03 11 Feb 03

Thanx Guys

Yes have tried the obvious fuses etc. I know I have power on the pc end of the cable.... It all points towards a new psu but is this the only option????

  Forum Editor 14:28 11 Feb 03

have to replace the PSU - better that than the motherboard though. If you are applying power to it, and the fan shows no sign of life then it looks as if that's the problem - assumimg there isn't an anti-surge fuse that you can check/replace.

  squidgee 14:35 11 Feb 03

I guess thats ok as power is on the pc end of cable. ok will check anyway and thanx again.

  oresome 17:42 11 Feb 03

If you didn't have a surge limiter plug fitted, it'll be worth buying one.
If you do have one fitted, they often come with a guarantee that covers any failure due to circumstances like these.

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