|Hello, True quiksilver & OtheHill.|
I tested molex leads on MoBo while running:
red- 5.14, 5.13, 5.14, 5.13
no white wire. Tested while jumping green to blue, which makes the psu power on, in order to get accurate reading.
psu won't run while disconnected from board.
So, what do you think guys? psu or mobo?
hp says the psu is a 250 watt, regulated zinfandel if that's of any help. I am running 2 hd's. have been for a while. But this problem was going on way before added the 2nd hd.
I tried unpluging unit pressing power button a few times & then pluging back in. Hit power button, wait, blue hp screen, keyboard inopperative, etc... still the same.
The only way to power off machine after this happens is to press & hold power button for 10-15 seconds. or unplug it. I don't like just unpluging it, so I just hold in the power off but. untill it shuts down.
The crazy thing is that it won't boot if there is a battery in the holder on the mobo. No matter what I do. If I unplug it with a battery in, same thing. Won't boot. Take the battery out, unplug it, plug back in, bingo. will boot. I just have been leaving the battery out so it's easier to restart.
The ONLY way to restart is to unplug the cord. When I plug it back in, it seems to run faster, like the fan speed is increased. It just sounds louder, like everything is rev'ing. Then it lets me veiw the boot order screen where I can choose dvd, floppy drive, or what hd to boot from. The key factor to consider is that it won't boot unless I unplug the power cord. Battery in, that won't even work. Battery out, will work.
Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it.