my computer loses power and the it takes awhs

Dell Dimension e510 desktop - customizab...
December 19, 2009 at 14:35:58
Specs: Windows XP
My computer will freeze sometimes, cauing me to restart it by turning the power strip off and on again. Oftern this results in the inability to restart it. I then have to unplug then plug in toe power cord into the power strip until the power comes on again to restart it. Meantime, the ethernet light goes on and off. Any ideas?

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#1
December 19, 2009 at 15:10:06
Powering off the computer without allowing it to go through the shut-down process is just a recipe for disaster. You need to figure out why the computer is freezing.

Simple things first: How large is the HDD? How much free space is there? How fragmented is the drive?

LIR


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#2
December 19, 2009 at 16:05:30
The hard drive is 160G and is 50% free. It was defragmented a few days ago. What should I do if it freezes again? When I try to start it up again, the thernet ligh flashes on and off and I then have to replug in the power cord several times before the power comes on again. What would cause that to happen to the power?

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#3
December 19, 2009 at 16:21:04
Uh, power issues are normally related to the power supply. Are you asking about a Dimension e510 desktop?

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#4
December 19, 2009 at 16:24:09
Yes..could it be a problem with the power cord itself?

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#5
December 19, 2009 at 16:29:05
Not the cord. The internal powersupply that the cord plugs into may be faulty.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#6
December 19, 2009 at 16:39:14
Is this something I should take into a computer repair place?

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#7
December 19, 2009 at 18:50:46
read this tutorial on changing a powersupply and decide whether it is something you wish to try yourself. It isn't difficult.
http://www.fonerbooks.com/r_power.htm

Just make sure you get a quality compatible replacement.
When buying look for something with a single 12V rail with sufficient amps to power all your devices plus some.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#8
December 19, 2009 at 22:17:04
Psu 400w single 12v rail @30 minimum.

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#9
December 20, 2009 at 12:02:29
If the computer is still under Warranty, contact Dell before you change anything with the hardware.

LIR


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