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- il barbi
October 20, 2007, 7:15 pm
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normally they cannot be switched off and are continuously bound to mains?
Now for ethical reasons and also to spare energy I plugged all of them to
a multi-socket that can be switched off but a problem arose with a PC
since 3 years, namely when I switch the multi-socket on I hear a periodical
noise like awful hits and the lights power & HD blink and I can't switch
the PC on by the power key - this lasts about 10', then little by little the
noise decreases and stops and after some 5' I succeed in switching the PC on
and all works ok. I was able to discover this procedure after some time,
when at last I thought the PC was ko. Now I decided to leave the DC supplier
of that PC always on, while the malfunction does not affect another PC
working since only 8 months.
Perhaps this DC supplier will soon break down? what could I do?
Re: Problem with a DC supplier
The DC supplier or PSU, is meant to be left plugged into
live AC continuously. If you have other peripherals with
separate supplies, you might plug those into a separate
multi-outlet surge strip and switch them off independant of
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