What is flea power in computers?
Flea power is the residual or static electricity that remains on electrical components like the motherboard even when you have them switched off. Bad computer capacitors can store static electricity even if its powered off, disconnected from the AC adapter and without a battery.
The retained power also know as electrostatic discharge is a tiny charge which can make your fans spin or computer to run for about 10 seconds. This may cause your computer to fail to turn off as discussed hear with this dell xps 13
Remove Flea power on Dell inspiron laptop.
Earlier we wrote an article on how to fix a Dell laptop which wont turn on . The laptop failed to turn on because of the electrostatic discharge. Flea power can cause your motherboard to short out and cause your computer not to turn on or just show a blank screen. So to clear the flea power on your laptop or desktop computer do the following steps
- If its a laptop remove the battery and then disconnect it from the AC adapter.
- Press and hold down the power button for 15 seconds then release it.
- Put the battery back and then connect the AC adapter.
- Turn on your laptop or the computer.
This is not a dell only problem it affects all other brands be it an HP laptop or a server. Basically if it has failing capacitors it will have such issues. Draining the power is a fix for a number of things, maybe the computer is showing a blank screen, it won’t turn on or its a short circuiting motherboard.
The same applies for desktop computers.
Its not a frequent problem unless your job is servicing servers and troubleshooting hardware problems. So when trouble shooting your computer next time keep in mind draining flea power can be the solution to the problem.
I have used it to “fix” a lot of computers so to say
What causes it.
In as much as this will fix your computer if the same issue keeps occurring the issue is hardware related, which means draining flea power will be a temporary fix.
What this means is that if your computer continually keeps retaining that much static charge to cause a malfunction, it can be a case of band grounding , bad capacitors, open circuit etc.
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