About a week ago, my computer died. I was playing a “casual” game and suddenly…bzzt! Black screen, computer shut down (abruptly). I let it sit for a bit (about a minute) then hit the power button. No fans. The power button light comes on, the CD and DVD drives light and cycle once each. The hard drive light comes on for about 5 seconds. Then nothing but the power button light. The monitor is acting like there’s no signal (probably because there’s not).
The computer is an HP Pavilion a000, about seven years old. The green light on the power supply at the back is burning steadily. The power supply itself is a Delta Electronics model DPS-250QB-1 A.
From what I’ve been able to find online, it sounds like the power supply is shot in some way. I have no problem at all dropping $50 or so on a new one if it means I get my computer back.
So…what kind of power supply should I buy? Should I get an equivalent of the old one (250w) or should I get a more powerful one? Would a more powerful one damage anything on the computer in some way? Does Delta even MAKE that model anymore?
Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!