| | Re: No Power!
On Thu, 16 Nov 2006 20:08:24 GMT, "steve d. podleski"
>"kony" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
> "steve d. podleski"> <email@example.com> wrote:
>>>While I was working on my pc, the system shut down as if the power failed.
>> You were working on it while it was turned on ??!!
>> Could you describe what you "think" might have happened?
>> I suspect you might have shorted something, tripping the PSU
>> to shut off. That might mean you needed to unplug it from
>> the AC for a few minutes then retry it. If you didn't
>> unplug it from AC, it might not start.
>I think that I was typing when it shut off.
Oh, by working I'd thought you meant handling the hardware,
case open, etc.
>> More important, does this Dell PSU's wiring colors and pin
>> positions match up to your other PSU? it might be a
>> proprietary, incompatible pinout.
>The Dell power supply had different colored wiring.
Sometimes an OEM will substitute a different color, for
example blue for yellow (on the 12V leads), but it is
consistent, if one notes all the places these might've been
substituted, the pin positions remain the same as standard
ATX. Dell definitely did use some proprietarily wired PSU
though, it's quite possible that's what you have.
>>you might also unplug AC and clear CMOS,
>> then retry it.
>How do you clear the CMOS?
Unplug AC from PSU and either pull the battery for a few
minutes or use the clear CMOS jumper- either labeled on the
board or consult the manual for it's location.