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Old 03-15-2010, 06:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Computers power flickers when turned on


Dell XPS 420

2.4ghz quad core

3gb ram

GeForce8800 GTX

awhile ago my pc started to shut itself down and smell like it was on fire. I found that my psu's fan had stopped working. I then threw a box fan next to the case with the side panel off and it has been fine until today. Now when I first push the power button for like 10 seconds the power flickers then it eventually turns on. Do I need to pull the psu? Any of you know what kind of psu will fit into a xps 420. I called dell and they won't tell me anything until i pay them 40 dollars first.

Please help! Thanks!


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New PSU for sure. It may work, but something got toasted inside your PSU, and that could hurt the rest of your hardware. Get a new one ASAP!

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