Re: Basic electical question for hooking wires to motherboard



Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 01:49 AM
A short in the computer will do that. A good power supply is going to have a
thermal overload instead of a fuse. When the short overheats the thermal
will open. By unplugging the cord and then re-energizing the computer you
are likely giving it enough time to cool down and reset - till the next
time.

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Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"Steve" <Steve@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F978F828-AB4A-4DC4-BEA0-59DD38164602@microsoft.com...
> Interesting, I am having a similar problem. Well I have played with all
> possibilities and still basically nothing. What happens now is the fans
> power on for 1 sec and the led's flash and then everything powers off. If
> I
> unplug I can do the same again.
>
> "Bob Day" wrote:
>
>> "Robert Loblaw" <fatelvis@canada.com> wrote in message
>> news:%23yCRQgaVFHA.3432@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> > This is such a basic question I feel dumb asking, but I am setting up a
>> > new
>> > computer and can't remember and the manuals are minimal help. I am
>> > hooking
>> > up the power, reset and hard drive wires. They are all a different
>> > color
>> > and white. Which one is positive and which one is negative? The
>> > manual for
>> > the case does not say and I know I should remember this from college
>> > but I
>> > just cannot. Thanks in advance.
>>
>> In my experience, the color that is common to all of the
>> plugs is negative.
>>
>> -- Bob Day
>> http://bobday.vze.com
>>
>>

Steve
07-10-2005, 01:49 AM
Turns out to be a fubared power supply. A new one is order so hopefully it
will be here soon.

"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:uURtI%23cVFHA.544@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>A short in the computer will do that. A good power supply is going to have
>a thermal overload instead of a fuse. When the short overheats the thermal
>will open. By unplugging the cord and then re-energizing the computer you
>are likely giving it enough time to cool down and reset - till the next
>time.
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
>
> aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)
>
> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>
> "Steve" <Steve@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:F978F828-AB4A-4DC4-BEA0-59DD38164602@microsoft.com...
>> Interesting, I am having a similar problem. Well I have played with all
>> possibilities and still basically nothing. What happens now is the fans
>> power on for 1 sec and the led's flash and then everything powers off.
>> If I
>> unplug I can do the same again.
>>
>> "Bob Day" wrote:
>>
>>> "Robert Loblaw" <fatelvis@canada.com> wrote in message
>>> news:%23yCRQgaVFHA.3432@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>> > This is such a basic question I feel dumb asking, but I am setting up
>>> > a new
>>> > computer and can't remember and the manuals are minimal help. I am
>>> > hooking
>>> > up the power, reset and hard drive wires. They are all a different
>>> > color
>>> > and white. Which one is positive and which one is negative? The
>>> > manual for
>>> > the case does not say and I know I should remember this from college
>>> > but I
>>> > just cannot. Thanks in advance.
>>>
>>> In my experience, the color that is common to all of the
>>> plugs is negative.
>>>
>>> -- Bob Day
>>> http://bobday.vze.com
>>>
>>>
>
>


Re: Basic electical question for hooking wires to motherboard