See How To Troubleshoot Your Power Supply

Written by Otis F. Cooper

The Power Supply convert's your regular household current into low DC voltage used byrepparttar computer. When this component fails,there is simply no activity going on wih your computer.Remember to dorepparttar 107753 easy troubleshooting first.Inspectrepparttar 107754 Power Supply for any damage.Double-Check all connections.

Learning how to check your power supply and how to replace it when needed can be a life saver if you're a computer buff or in business withrepparttar 107755 trusted PC.Don't take for grantedrepparttar 107756 simple pleasure of turning on your PC and everything works just fine.

We turned on one of our computers recently and in about one hour,it just re-booted itself.And it continued doing so about 10 times a day until we found outrepparttar 107757 power supply wasrepparttar 107758 culprit.Things to look for when your power supply is going bad or just dies on you arerepparttar 107759 following.


Here you must first checkrepparttar 107760 wall outlet for power by connecting another device such as a radio or lamp to be sure power is present.Ifrepparttar 107761 computer is connected through a surge protector,check it as well.

Ifrepparttar 107762 wall out has power,checkrepparttar 107763 power cable going torepparttar 107764 PC to see if AC voltage is making its way torepparttar 107765 system unit.Do this withrepparttar 107766 use of a multimeter.

If there is power,you will have to openrepparttar 107767 PC and check for power fromrepparttar 107768 power supply torepparttar 107769 motherboard.

When using a multimeter to check voltage,be sure you have a good ground forrepparttar 107770 black lead ofrepparttar 107771 multimeter.


One main problem you may face with an ailing Power Supply is that it may re-bootrepparttar 107772 computer without any warning.All information is lost and it seems as though this happens atrepparttar 107773 worst possible time.

Booting errors whenrepparttar 107774 computer first start's up is another indicator of this component going onrepparttar 107775 blink.


Whenrepparttar 107776 power supply begins to fail,you may receive power at one device and not another.For example,the Hard Drive may receive power butrepparttar 107777 CDROM Drive has nothing at all.

Another headache with would cause re-booting isrepparttar 107778 intermittent power going torepparttar 107779 drives orrepparttar 107780 motherboard itself.Followrepparttar 107781 steps below to check your power supply should you experience some ofrepparttar 107782 above problems.


Ifrepparttar 107783 wall outlet,andrepparttar 107784 power cord are good,make surerepparttar 107785 connection atrepparttar 107786 motherboard is secure.Then you may have to facerepparttar 107787 fact thatrepparttar 107788 power supply itself is bad.If you have a Multimeter you can testrepparttar 107789 power supply output before purchasing a new one.Simply follow these steps.

Learn How To Install A Sound Card Fast

Written by Otis F. Cooper

Sound Card installation is indeed simple and rather straight forward,that is,when you know how to do it. Openingrepparttar system unit can be a scary task for some of us,especially if we have not performed this task before.

The key is to be calm,take your time,and make it fun. Look forward to looking insiderepparttar 107752 computer and see just how many components you can readily identify.

PC Repair's cdrom one andrepparttar 107753 PC Test cdrom are filled with photos and video clips of these components. Remember to touch a doorknob or any grounded metal object to remove static electricity from your body.To install your new sound card,let's performrepparttar 107754 following.


Removerepparttar 107755 system unit cover and locate an empty expansion bay.Note thatrepparttar 107756 rear cover ofrepparttar 107757 slot may have to be removed on most computers.Before touching anything,ground yourself to remove any buildup of elecrtical static charge from yourself. Touchingrepparttar 107758 computer case or a boorknob will dorepparttar 107759 job.

Withrepparttar 107760 cover removed fromrepparttar 107761 system unit,layrepparttar 107762 computer on its side.You may have to remove other connections or devices to have clear access torepparttar 107763 empty card bay.

Take notes of any devices or connections that you make so that you can refer to them during installation ofrepparttar 107764 new card.

New sound cards must be installed inrepparttar 107765 PCI slot. After removingrepparttar 107766 small rear cover,removerepparttar 107767 new card from its protective wrap.This wrap is intended to keeprepparttar 107768 card away from electrical static charge.


Grasprepparttar 107769 card and align it withrepparttar 107770 PCI slot. Slowly but firmly pressrepparttar 107771 new card completely inrepparttar 107772 PCI slot.Check to be sure no part ofrepparttar 107773 yellow contacts can be seen whenrepparttar 107774 card is pushed in.

Securerepparttar 107775 sound card torepparttar 107776 system unit by usingrepparttar 107777 screw that you removed when removingrepparttar 107778 rear cover.Use this screw to securerepparttar 107779 card torepparttar 107780 case.

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