Sparkle Computers & Internet - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support

what does this have to do with computer problems.

Sparkle... | Answered on Dec 10, 2019

0.5 , use metric gap tool. The thicknes of a credit card . For Iridium plugs can be 2 credit card gap .

Sparkle... | Answered on Feb 19, 2015

that is a different protocol

Sparkle Power... | Answered on Feb 19, 2015

Is it worth it? a new PSU shouldn't cost you more than 20 euro/ $ whatever part of the world you are in. Unless it has the old 3.3V conectors as well (which would be surprising) in which case find an old 2nd hand one.
If it is making a lot of noise it is probably failing due to dust and/or overheating and the rest of the PSU can't be in great condition either. Sometimes the non-eviromentally friendly option is the best one if you leave the old PSU for recycling , more so.
Good luck.

Sparkle Power... | Answered on Jun 12, 2013

You should be able to figure it out with these pictures:


Sparkle Power... | Answered on Jun 01, 2012

test the PSU if the power supply units fan is not working the psu is faulty

test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions SATA

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty

make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty ?

even something as small as an electrical extension or a faulty fan lead can cause this problem computer needs all of the data and power to travel through every working device and to have an end for a computer to be able work properly

a motherboard and a hard drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive check all electrical extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd drives need to have current go through make sure these devices are working

also check your computer ram and cmos battery to make sure they are securely seated and the battery has plenty of charge Cmos battery on some motherboards are soldered in
hope this helps you

Sparkle Power... | Answered on Sep 20, 2011

if you go into the bios setup you can check the power supply volts there to see if there preforming correctly that and check the cpu heat in the same place

Sparkle Power :... | Answered on Mar 24, 2011

The fans are controlled by the motherboard, not the power supply. Normally the fans will not run and or run to where you can hear them unless the temp reaches a certain point within the case. The computer will warn you if it is overheating.

Sparkle Power... | Answered on Mar 20, 2011

open your power supply check the capacitors color black... if its blown then u must change it... to a new capacitor

Sparkle Power... | Answered on Oct 06, 2010

then do your work instead of playing game.
Solution No.1: Turn your computer on to play games.
Solution No.2: Install your games to play them.

you should better describe your problem why, when or which error message comes when you try to play them.

Sparkle Power... | Answered on Sep 07, 2009

Get a new one.

Sparkle... | Answered on Aug 24, 2009

You need to install DVD software to view DVDs on your computer, and play them with a DVD player instead of a CDrom.
Depending on the age and operating system of your computer, you may or may not have this capability built in. Please see this article.and for playing DVDs with Windows Media Player click here
You can check the status of devices installed in your computer by going to control panel>system> hardware>device manager and open the plus sign next to DVD/CD ROM drives. If one of the drives listed has DVD written next to it then you have the capability to play them, but not the right software installed,
I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread. If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take a moment to kindly rate this post....thanks!

Sparkle Power... | Answered on Apr 06, 2009

You need to locate the PS_ON pin and short to ground (GND). This pin may vary depending on model and I don't know if green is the standard color for this, but it is green on the unit I just looked at for reference and it it aso shown here
any black wire should be ground

Sparkle Power :... | Answered on Dec 19, 2008

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sparkle Logo

24 questions posted

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sparkle Computers & Internet Experts


Level 3 Expert

13434 Answers


Level 3 Expert

85222 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

18157 Answers

Are you a Sparkle Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides