How to Fix Most Power Interruptions in a Computer

This article tells you how to tighten and increase connectivity of power cables in a computer. That would cause power interruptions resulting in hard drives or CD-Roms turning off while they are in use.

Steps

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    Open your computer case.
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    Unplug the power cables you want to tighten.
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    Turn them facing you so you see down the barrel of each of the 4 pins.
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    Take a pen and push the circular contact down until the semicircular edges almost touch.
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    Plug in the power cables.
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    Put your case cover back on and screw it back in.

Warnings

  • Don't use a pencil! Graphite chips will increase the resistance of your power cables, making power flow less efficiently!
  • Don't let two pins/contacts touch each other. Short circuits could mean the death of your power supply and/or computer!

Things You'll Need

  • Fine/ medium tipped pen/ fine tipped tool.

Article Info

Categories: Hardware Maintenance and Repair