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Possibly have a dead external power brick would love opinions.

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A couple of days ago I woke and I tried to turn my computer on but it looks like it isn't getting any power I believe the external power brick/power cable might be dead as it is 4 years old. If I take the power cable out of the computer and turn it on I get a green light on the power brick, if i then plug the power cable into the computer the green light on the power brick goes extremely faint and starts flashing, I have checked the wall socket everything is good I believe the power cable might be gone and was going to purchase a replacement but I would like to get some opinions as I don't want to waste money purchasing a new one if it isn't that.

 

 

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If you don't see a power led lit on the PC, it is normally an indication of a dead or dying power adapter. 

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There are no lights on the computer when trying to turn it on. I tried to check the power cable with a multi meter and from what I can tell the results were fine I have added a picture because I'm not sure if I was using the right settings as I haven't used a multimeter before. Would you still say the power cable is still faulty?

 

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A faulty power adapter, that is what it is called, can be checked for  voltage with a multimeter and show voltage , but not produce voltage when it is plugged in and under load.

 

 

 

 

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