My computer will not turn on after an outlet cable that the computer power cord was connected to, seems to have broke and is giving partial electricity every now & then. I have been running tests and trying to figure out why it does not turn on for a full day now and here are the things I discovered:
- I opened up the power supply, and watched it while turning on the computer. I hear a spark-click and another, while the fan goes to spin but immidiatly is stopped, all in under a second. And that is the power on status, it is all it does. It seems as if it starts but then is being backfired.
- On the bottom board of the power supply, on GT3 and GT4 tiny cylinder-like fuses/things (that have a red line on one end and a black line on the other), spark when I very slowly connect the computer to the outlet. Is that normal or is that an electrical leak over a fried part of the board?
- The LAN and interior light both light up when the computer is connected to the outlet, meaning the power supply is not dead? The light up green.
I do not know what to try or how to test for what. And surely do not know what is going on. My guess would be a broken fuse in the power supply if there is one?
There were other electronics connected to this damaged cable, all work perfectly fine, including the computer monitor, peakers, and subwoofer.
Oh and the computer is a Sony VAIO VGC-RA820G that I have had ever since it came out, 2-4 years?
Any help or suggestions?
Maybe someone had the same thing happen to them?
I need to get this PC up and running ASAP as I have a project due this week and already am very behind schedule, so any help at all is greatly appriciated.