Lights Blink when power button is pressed

Discussion in 'Power Supplies and UPS's' started by MSIJohn, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. MSIJohn

    MSIJohn Geek Trainee

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    Hello , I'm having a BIG problem with my computer , When i press the power button the lights blink once on my removable bay hard drives and it won't start , at all...

    I'v recorded a Video just to show you guys exactly what it's doing , It's my fathers computer , i turned it off one day and it wouldn't turn back on so i got scared lol, the power supply when it was turned on used to make a hissing sound.... heres the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_T-LjX1McPo please watch and share with me any info you have! thank you so much
     
  2. Ghostman 1

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    Change or test your power supply first, If that doesn't work then it is probably your Hard drive or motherboard..
     
  3. MSIJohn

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    it isn't the hard drive bud , how do i test the power supply ?
     
  4. Ghostman 1

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    You need to try another power supply to see if that is your problem, OR try your power supply into another pc..
     
  5. MSIJohn

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    i was playing around and i decided to spam the power button, then the lights flickerd faster and faster, then in started! then it cut off and restarted its self, i smelt abit of smoke so i switched it off, i tried to fire it back up but now the lights flicker very fast!..... could it be the switch or the power pack , it aint the motherboard as it all started right ?
     
  6. Ghostman 1

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    Smell the back of the computer where the power supply is, check for electrical smell.. If so the power supply is burnt..
     

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