Azelen Posted September 21, 2006 Posted September 21, 2006 I have searched these hallowed forums to exhaustion, and haven't found anyone with quite the same issue I'm getting. Within the past few weeks my comp has been showing signs of a bad alternator. I have to hold down the power button to get the machine to boot. It will 'flash' (fans spin for about 1/10 of a second) at about one second intervals for anywhere from 2-15 'flashes' before starting up. Once the 'flashes' cease and power is applied full time, it boots up and runs like a champ. For clarification, the ram LED and LED in the lower left corner of the mobo are steady at all times - so the PSU is putting out enough juice for at least two LEDs. I've pulled the machine apart, rewired and reconnected everything, just to make sure a cord didn't work loose somewhere. The issue persists. There doesn't seem to be any correlation between cold boots and hot boots taking any longer... as best I can see it, the number of 'flashes' prior to a successful startup is random. My first guess would be PSU, but before I haul off and drop the cash for a new juice box, I'd like some assurance that the PSU is the likely candidate. Thanks in advance for ANY help you can offer. Quote Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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