Its an older machine, you dont need anything bigger. Id go wtih a decent brand same power rating. Look for the ones with the most ratings. And good of course.Thanks to everyone for the help, I'm kind of enjoying the learn at this point. I think it's the ps, simply because with everything plugged in or unplugged, the second I plug the power to the mb that green light on back of the machine goes from steady to blinking.
This only has a ATX 300w-12z ps in it. Does it matter if I go larger or should I find the exact one. There's lot's on NewEgg, pretty cheap.
No problem mate, (damn, I'm starting to sound like you, haha), I tried the hair dryer again, lol.exact same mb i found it for him
a flashing green light on a ps means it gone into protection mode and can be reset but we have struggled to do this.
also appologise to thedue i only found out about the above sentence after i said mb
Yeah, we tried that one too, lol. I'm learning all kinds of stuff from you guys. Thanks to everyone!If I remember right, I read somewhere that you can reset some power supplies by unplugging them from the wall and the motherboard and then plug the power supply back into the wall. Let it set for a few minutes, then uplug from the wall, reconnect everything and power up.
C A makes a point duey. Usually a few places have them if you dont want to wait. I think Best Buy has them too.If you didn't want to wait for newegg to ship one (it only takes 2-3 days normally) you can usually find PS at Staples or Office Depot. If it doesn't work you can take it back. Just a thought.