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. Your computer would still be containing that static electricity even if its powered off, disconnected from the AC adapter and without a battery. The retained power is a tiny charge which can make your fans spin or computer to run for about 10 seconds. This may cause a number of issues when you try to turn own your computer which are covered in the next section.
Remove Flea power on Dell inspiron laptop.
A couple of months ago I wrote an article on how to fix a Dell laptop which wont turn on and mentioned one of the reason being it might contain flea power. 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 remove the flea power on your laptop or desktop computer do the following:
- 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.
Just a note this does not affect only Dell computers it happens to all the other computers it can be on an HP laptop or a server. 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 used it to “fix” a lot of computers so to say
A word of caution
In as much as this will fix your computer you need to be aware that if the problem occurs again then you probably have an issue somehow.
What this means is that if your computer continually keeps retaining that much static charge to cause a malfuction, it can be a case of band grounding , bad capacitors, open circuit etc.
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