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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-29-2010, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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Question Desktop won't power up?

I tuned my computer off as we have been gone on vacation, got in today and tried to turn it on and nothing!

I switched outlets and the powerlight light up for a second but then nothing. No fan comes on or anything, I'm not sure what happened? Maybe a powersurge or something...I don't know.

I have an HP Desktop, could this be a power supply issue?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-29-2010, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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Alright, been playin around with it and still not working. The green light on the back of the cpu comes on but when I press the power button it turns off. When I hold the power button the green light on the back comes back on. No fans come on either though.

I've checked everything inside and all connections are fine. Any opinions?

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not a computer guru or anything but i would think power supply or possibly motherboard.....i would start at the load side of the power supply and see if your getting voltage

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Have you tried hitting the crap out of it?

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Have you tried hitting the crap out of it?
^ works like a charm

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Unplug the power cord, turn the PSU switch off then open the case, lick two fingers and ground yourself on a bare metal spot on the case, now remove the CMOS battery. It's about the size of a quarter. Wait about a minute then re-ground yourself and reinstall the battery. Hook the power cord back up, flip the PSU back on and try to power it up.

Lemme know what happens.





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Well I ended up having to replace the power supply, it fixed the problem. Glad it was that and not the mobo or anything else more expensive.

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Good deal, lucky for you it didn't take any hardware w/ it. What did you put in it?





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Good deal, lucky for you it didn't take any hardware w/ it. What did you put in it?
Picked up a Dynex 400watt for $50, hopefully this one will last

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I'm gonna be completely honest w/ ya, BE careful of no name/ little known name brand PSU's. You truly get what ya pay for.





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