Solved Why does the Packard Bell i Media B2619 UK not boot up.

March 2, 2016 at 13:06:04
Specs: Windows 7
The power switch on/off button does not light up, and the power supply only lasts for 3 to 4 seconds, then the computer dies? On removing the cover, the CPU fan starts to rotate, then cuts off after about 3 to 4 seconds? Not easy to do a diagnostic on all the drivers, as the power only lasts a few seconds. (Have found other B2619 UK owners with the same fault, but cannot find the cause of the problem). Even the Bios stage of the start up does not initiate, the first stages of the boot-up? This problem occurs first with the on/off switch not, or appears not to engage in the on position, then after a further try it switches on, the fault then progresses with the switch not lighting up, and the power not being sustained for more then 3 to 4 seconds, then the computer dies? Appreciate any help with this problem for the B2619 UK desk computer.

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March 3, 2016 at 15:22:23
Getting the exact one from Packard Bell, even if you can, is likely to be expensive.

Most likely there is a Corsair PSU around which will fit inside your PC (around £50) but you would need to do the donkey work on that. The PSU should be at least the same Wattage, should have all the required voltage outputs (most have) and at least the same amperage on each of them. I've bought the odd ones second hand on eBay which have worked out.

Keep watching in case someone has particular knowledge of your B2619 UK.

Err.. it hopefully goes without saying that if you are in the UK the PSU should be suitable for 230V 50 Hz.

Do the paperclip test first.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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March 2, 2016 at 13:20:31
So many things can cause that symptom. I would start with the paper clip test on the PSU:
http://www.wikihow.com/Check-a-Powe...

If the PSU is OK then with the paper clip in place the fans should keep running.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
March 2, 2016 at 13:21:32
You most likely have a defective power supply. A less likely possibility is that the heatsink is loose causing the CPU to quickly overheat, then it shuts down to protect itself.

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March 3, 2016 at 13:24:42
Derek
Thanks for your assistance in this fault with the B2619 UK, it is most likely, as you say the Power Supply unit. I will try the paper clip test and see what happens.
Would you happen to know how much a new power supply unit will cost for this computer? Packard Bell B2619 UK. (£).

kind regards
JohnRoberts


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March 3, 2016 at 13:37:37
riider, Thanks for your reply, not sure how to obtain a power supply for this computer?,
where to purchase a new power supply part from? I will check the Heatsink connection again, and see if it is at fault. Every cable appeared to be connected, so its not a loose cable on first inspection.

kind regards

JohnRoberts


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March 3, 2016 at 15:22:23
✔ Best Answer
Getting the exact one from Packard Bell, even if you can, is likely to be expensive.

Most likely there is a Corsair PSU around which will fit inside your PC (around £50) but you would need to do the donkey work on that. The PSU should be at least the same Wattage, should have all the required voltage outputs (most have) and at least the same amperage on each of them. I've bought the odd ones second hand on eBay which have worked out.

Keep watching in case someone has particular knowledge of your B2619 UK.

Err.. it hopefully goes without saying that if you are in the UK the PSU should be suitable for 230V 50 Hz.

Do the paperclip test first.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

message edited by Derek


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#6
March 9, 2016 at 13:18:27
Derek
Thanks again for your assistance, I just need to find the time to get around to do these things, I will do the paperclip test first, and see what the outcome of that is. And try and find a power supply unit if necessary, with the correct wattage and voltage outputs and similar amperage. The B2619 is standard (budget computer), and if the required parts are expensive, it would not be worth it to spend any significant amount on it.

Kind regards

JohnRoberts


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#7
March 9, 2016 at 14:55:42
Good hunting then. Maybe the second hand market through eBay.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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