BetaArchive Logo
Navigation Home Screenshots Image Uploader Server Info FTP Servers Wiki Forum RSS Feed Rules Please Donate
UP: 25d, 18h, 43m | CPU: 52% | MEM: 5626MB of 10892MB used
{The community for beta collectors}

Forum rules


Any off topic discussions should go in this forum. Post count is not increased by posting here.
FTP Access status is required to post in this forum. Find out how to get it


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 PostPost subject: Strange PSU Problem        Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:08 pm 
Reply with quote
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:22 pm

Posts
694

Location
New Zealand

Favourite OS
Debian GNU/Linux 7.0
About half a year ago I gave a friend of mine a compaq system, celeron 2.4 nothing special. It has had this bizzare glitch that has been going since 2007 sometimes stopping, but in recent weeks getting worse, where after been disconnected from the mains, the power light on the front, and the led on the rear of the PSU will flicker and a noise will be heard. This can go on for around 10-60mins before it eventuality powers on. So this makes me wander that would operating a machine that has an obvious problem somewhere safe? And what would cause the PSU to do this?

_________________
Core 2 Quad Q8400, 8Gb DDR3, ATI HD4850, 1Tb Seagate, Windows 7 Ultimate X64


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Strange PSU Problem        Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:36 pm 
Reply with quote
Staff
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:25 am

Posts
2688

Location
Earth.

Favourite OS
Real Life
Check the PSU fan, it might be siezed up.

_________________
Visit my BLOG!
Wanna play a fun browser based game that plays while you're away? Click here.


Top  Profile  WWW  YIM
 PostPost subject: Re: Strange PSU Problem        Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:38 pm 
Reply with quote
Donator
Offline

Joined
Sat Oct 04, 2008 5:43 pm

Posts
1237

Location
Milky Way Galaxy

Favourite OS
Windows Server 2012 Dtc
mewrox99 wrote:
About half a year ago I gave a friend of mine a compaq system, celeron 2.4 nothing special. It has had this bizzare glitch that has been going since 2007 sometimes stopping, but in recent weeks getting worse, where after been disconnected from the mains, the power light on the front, and the led on the rear of the PSU will flicker and a noise will be heard. This can go on for around 10-60mins before it eventuality powers on. So this makes me wander that would operating a machine that has an obvious problem somewhere safe? And what would cause the PSU to do this?


how does it flicker for 10-60 minutes when the power to it is diconnected?? :S

_________________
See my profile for my website link.


Top  Profile  WWW
 PostPost subject: Re: Strange PSU Problem        Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:50 pm 
Reply with quote
Staff
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:10 pm

Posts
2647

Location
Land of The Tea.

Favourite OS
Windows 10 Pro x64
mewrox99 wrote:
About half a year ago I gave a friend of mine a compaq system, celeron 2.4 nothing special. It has had this bizzare glitch that has been going since 2007 sometimes stopping, but in recent weeks getting worse, where after been disconnected from the mains, the power light on the front, and the led on the rear of the PSU will flicker and a noise will be heard. This can go on for around 10-60mins before it eventuality powers on. So this makes me wander that would operating a machine that has an obvious problem somewhere safe? And what would cause the PSU to do this?

The PSU is too weak or its dead, happend to my server's.

_________________
Image
| Personal site - Social links - PC setup | TF2 Game Servers |
Liking traps isn't gay, its not gay if it looks like a girl
I-i-it's n-not as if I wanted to ban you or anything. B-baka. (「・ω・)「


Top  Profile  WWW
 PostPost subject: Re: Strange PSU Problem        Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:32 pm 
Reply with quote
Donator
Offline

Joined
Tue Jan 30, 2007 5:45 am

Posts
936

Location
New Zealand
Compaqs and random as PSU's go together like bread and butter in my experience. At school one guy walked past a compaq pc and the psu randomly blew he didn't touch it but possibly bumped the power cable which was sticking out on the floor ever so slightly and took out a breaker. I have had one which had the same prob one day it turned on but the comps motherboard made a burning smell (this was a 486) deskpro or somthing. My advice grab a cheap antec basiq 350w and use that if the psu isn't propierty that way you won't have to worry.

_________________
PC Gamer and hardware plus software enthusiast (especially betas).


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Strange PSU Problem        Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:09 am 
Reply with quote
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:22 pm

Posts
694

Location
New Zealand

Favourite OS
Debian GNU/Linux 7.0
motherboardlove wrote:
mewrox99 wrote:
About half a year ago I gave a friend of mine a compaq system, celeron 2.4 nothing special. It has had this bizzare glitch that has been going since 2007 sometimes stopping, but in recent weeks getting worse, where after been disconnected from the mains, the power light on the front, and the led on the rear of the PSU will flicker and a noise will be heard. This can go on for around 10-60mins before it eventuality powers on. So this makes me wander that would operating a machine that has an obvious problem somewhere safe? And what would cause the PSU to do this?


how does it flicker for 10-60 minutes when the power to it is diconnected?? :S


If it gets unplugged from the mains, and then plugged back in later this happens.

Does anyone thing that running this machine is hazardous? Because if the PSU is dodgy couldn't it be a fire hazard

_________________
Core 2 Quad Q8400, 8Gb DDR3, ATI HD4850, 1Tb Seagate, Windows 7 Ultimate X64


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Strange PSU Problem        Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:24 am 
Reply with quote
Donator
Offline

Joined
Tue Jan 30, 2007 5:45 am

Posts
936

Location
New Zealand
Only if hes blind deaf or cant smell one of those things would tell you. Just get him to switch it off at the wall when hes not there will save some power and mean if it does crap out he will know. Also when sleeping switch it off at the wall too.

_________________
PC Gamer and hardware plus software enthusiast (especially betas).


Top  Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  

All views expressed in these forums are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the BetaArchive site owner.

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

Copyright © 2006-2018

 

Sitemap | XML | RSS