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The PC and Gadget Help Desk: A Do-It-Yourself Guide To Troubleshooting and Repairing by Mark Edward Soper

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7. Desktop Power Supply Troubleshooting

Fast Track to Solutions

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Table 7.1 Symptom Table

What Bad Power Does to Your System

If you’re planning a system upgrade, it’s likely that your power supply is not on the list. After all, it doesn’t appear to affect a system’s performance or features. But appearances can be deceiving. Bad power supplies can cause a lot of grief. A lot of the problems PC users experience that get blamed on memory, Windows, and so on can all be traced to a faulty or poor-quality power supply. Sadly, the power supply is often ...

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