Green Light on Bestec ATX-250-12Z Rev.D Power Supply
I cleaned out my HP Pavilion a310e PC today, unplugging the AC first. When I plugged the cord back in after cleaning, there was a spark on the AC Cord and the green light on the Power Supply flashes now and does not power up. If I unplug the AC cord, the green light flashes for quite awhile so some capacitor must be holding a charge. I unplugged the 20 pin connector to the mainboard and the light stayed green when the AC cord was plugged in. The PC is about 5 years old and this is the first time anything has ever gone wrong. I have replaced the hard drive a couple years ago as routing maintenance. So, after reading the threads, I find this PS has a pretty bad reputation. Before buying a replacement, is there something I should do to isolate the problem? What are the odds of the motherboard being fried? I have a multimeter, etc. Also, is there a better PS replacement for this model?