For the past few months my wife’s HP Slimline S3020N computer has been giving me troubles when I turn it off for awhile and then try to turn it back on. Sometimes it wouldn’t turn back on and I would have to hit the power supply casing to make it work. Well we came home from a 10 day vacation and it wouldn’t turn on at all.
So I took it apart because I had to get out the hard drive to extract some info for my wife so she could use our laptop. I took out the power supply and looked around on Google for others with similar issues with this power supply. My thought was if there were enough complaints about it that I would ditch the 2 year old computer and get her another since it was pretty inexpensive to begin with. But lucky not many complaints.
So I shopped around and found most replacement units for the HP Pavilion S3020N 5188-7520 to be in the $80 to $100 range. That sound like too much for me so I found a refurbishment unit for $45 on Ebay from a guy named Kyle that had a good reputation there. Within 3 days I had it in the mail.
So I created this video on how to replace the HP PSU because the Slimline is so compact it is not easy to figure out how to pull stuff out.
I hope it helps someone out there with the same issue I had. Hopefully I will get another 2 years out of this PSU before I get her a new computer.
It worked great.