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Postby pirate_tar » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:29 am

I know ,I know this is not in the maual, but it can be done. (unplugged power supply of course)
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If your power supply in giving the jerks and jitters, just open the case, disconnect the power supply from the motherboard, and plug in another spare (that's sitting on the case-outside), install the power supply cable to the outside power supply and power it up (Test Mode Only) :lol:
---It's quick and dirty! If it works then do a full install, if not try another one (retro P C repair)
Some what like jump starting an automobile that has a dead battery. :o
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Re: Jump starting your computer

Postby pirate_tar » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:33 am

Also If You or Your IMF Force is captured or killed the sec..... will.....find someone else to be their 'Retro P C Repair Man". :lol:
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Re: Jump starting your computer

Postby TheOmikronNomadSoul » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:35 am

Want to dry your silverware faster? Stick them in the microwave. They'll be dry as a bone in no time.
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Re: Jump starting your computer

Postby FlarePhoenix » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:43 am

Question?

What when you start up and on boot states that your internal battery has run dry, but files are fine, says there is a floppy disk(but is none), and starts powers on 3 seconds when you plug in the power cord without pushing the power button......anything to fix this?
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Re: Jump starting your computer

Postby Randummy1 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:56 am

After you're done, could you help me find the " any key " ? :lol:
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Re: Jump starting your computer

Postby scorpNZ » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:03 am

FlarePhoenix wrote:Question?

What when you start up and on boot states that your internal battery has run dry, but files are fine, says there is a floppy disk(but is none), and starts powers on 3 seconds when you plug in the power cord without pushing the power button......anything to fix this?


powering on by itself assuming its not a dell doing its hardware check.Would say to me there's a hardware issue & would be a good idea to check mobo for domed capacitors.In your situation i would disconnect all hardware internal & external leaving only the bare bones to get going i.e 1 stick of ram,use onbord graphic vga,add mouse but no keyboard.Most probably remove cmos batt.Then turn comp on at wall see what happens.It should beep.As the batt & hdd aren't there on purpose as those beeps change the more you add missing required hardware.Go into bios & disable floppy if you can get there,also set time n' date.
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Re: Jump starting your computer

Postby ZX81v2 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:07 am

Depending on your BIOS, different beeps mean different things.

Google : POST BEEPS

find a MOBO close to what you have and the BIOS should hopefully be the same.
You can then find out the BEEP sequences for your MOBO - Just remember to plug PC Speaker in !
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Re: Jump starting your computer

Postby scorpNZ » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:39 pm

Unless the mobo has its own onboard speaker.a black cylinder with a hole in centre,if your wondering what to look for,unless outboard speakers are fine on other devices,assuming mobo ports are ok
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Re: Jump starting your computer

Postby blakd3th » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:06 pm

"have you tried turning it off and on again"
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Re: Jump starting your computer

Postby pirate_tar » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:38 am

If I hear "Beep,Beep,Beep" that's my girl friend calling me out to her car. :lol:
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Re: Jump starting your computer

Postby FlarePhoenix » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:49 am

scorpNZ wrote:
FlarePhoenix wrote:Question?

What when you start up and on boot states that your internal battery has run dry, but files are fine, says there is a floppy disk(but is none), and starts powers on 3 seconds when you plug in the power cord without pushing the power button......anything to fix this?


powering on by itself assuming its not a dell doing its hardware check.Would say to me there's a hardware issue & would be a good idea to check mobo for domed capacitors.In your situation i would disconnect all hardware internal & external leaving only the bare bones to get going i.e 1 stick of ram,use onbord graphic vga,add mouse but no keyboard.Most probably remove cmos batt.Then turn comp on at wall see what happens.It should beep.As the batt & hdd aren't there on purpose as those beeps change the more you add missing required hardware.Go into bios & disable floppy if you can get there,also set time n' date.


Yeah I should mention I have zero engineering skills. I literally f...failed to install a new power supply in my 3rd computer(had to swap back to the original one) so I can't play my good newer games. So 2nd computer still works, files and games still there and plays, but anytime I unplug the power cord and reinsert, it goes back to battery dry, time resets back to August 8 2008, and annoy me alot. Should also mention #2 is a mini tower and believe me, these models were made to fail for various reasons, mostly overheating till it melts. I sh!t you not. I lost one power cord from severe warpness.
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Re: Jump starting your computer

Postby ZX81v2 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:07 am

Date n time reset = CMOS Battery - change it !
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Re: Jump starting your computer

Postby scorpNZ » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:31 pm

+1. Happy now ! (i'm talking to the web page its complaining about only posting two characters :mrgreen: )
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