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INSPIRON 530s will not power on

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The computer went off due to a power outage.  There is no sound or lights when the start button is depressed.  Has this computer died?  Does it make economic sense to have it repaired if there is no easy way to restore power?

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  • taxpeter1

    Is the power button LED lite?

    If not lite, try installing a 'known' working TFX power supply and see if this will make a difference.

    You need a known working PSU to check the motherboard.

    A refurbished unit can be purchased from here:

    http://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Dell-Inspiron-Systems-Identical/dp/B001GJCR46

    http://www.discountelectronics.com/product?product_id=2782&product_model=90&gclid=CL6S4eamz7MCFUqoPAodxzgAdg

    Also, try browsing eBay for a unit that hopefully costs less.

    Bev.

     

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  • Thanks, Bev

    No LED lite.  I'll check out eBay.

  • taxpeter1

    Good luck, please post what happens.

    Actually I thought the PSU at Amazon was a pretty good price.

    Bev.

     

     

     

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  • I forgot to mention the following:  Last week, after being away and not using the computer, I pressed the start button, and nothing happened.  a second push and the LED light glowed white for about 10 seconds, then blue, and the computer started.  As I mentioned, the next start produced nothing.  I'm not sure this is meaningful, but perhaps suggests what might be wrong.

    The PSU at Amazon is a good price.  I assume when I pull the current PSU, I will be able to tell the voltage, as eBay offers different voltages for the same computer.

  • taxpeter1

    What voltages are different?

    Bev.

     

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  • At this site:

    www.ebay.com/.../i.html

    I am seeing both 250watt and 300 watt power supplies offered.

  • taxpeter1

    Either will be compatible.

    Bev.

     

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  • Thanks, Bev.  If I can get it apart and reinstall a power supply, and it works, I'll let you know.

  • taxpeter1

    Yes

    Bev.

     

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  • For what it's worth, Seasonic makes some very nice TFX power supplies that are more efficient (generate less waste heat) and quieter.

    www.newegg.com/.../Product.aspx

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