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Nothing happens at all when I press the power button.

  1. Unplug the computer and wait 10 minutes for the power supply to reset. Try again
  2. Plug something else into the outlet/power strip to ensure it has power
  3. No lights and no sound - This is just the power supply, If you aren't comfortable replaceing it, take it to your computer store.
  4. Lights come on, but no sounds. - This is commonly the power supply has lost some of the voltages, and needs replaced
  5. Lights come on, hear hard drive sounds, but no monitor - This is commonly bad monitor or video card. Try another monitor, if that doens't work, try another video card.

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when I turn the officejet 6110 on after afew seconds i see the message of "scanner failure turn power off then on asign"


Before turning the power off, please press and hold the power button for 30 seconds to try and do a reset. Then, power off, unplug the printer from both the printer and the power supply. Turn off the computer. The wait about 10 minutes, plug the printer back in to the power, then into the computer. Then start up the computer and see if the reset helped solve the problem.
You may have a hardware problem however. We will see what happens after the reset.

Brian

Feb 11, 2011 | HP OfficeJet 6110 All-In-One InkJet...

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rt164 reset button does not work to default


Hi friend

I hope it will work for you,please follow the steps:

1) Give the router power,then with a pen press the reset button for 10 secs,after that unplug the power cable from the router for 10 secs and wait
2) After 10 secs plug the power cable back,and press the reset button for another 10 secs,after that unplug the power cable again for 10 secs. and wait.
3) After 10secs plug the power cable back and press the reset button for 10 secs, after that unplug the power cable again for 10 secs and wait.

It will bring the router back to default settings.

now if your ethernet ports have limited connectivity,please follow the steps:

If you have windows XP try this
1) connect the computer with a wire to the router
2) click start menu>contrlo panel>to your left you will see switch to classic view,click that
3) Double click and open the icon named network connection
4) right click the icon named local area network connection,click properties
5) Now click the tab named "configure" under the general tab
6) Click the tab named "Advanced"
7) Under that tab you will see something named "Property"
8) Inside that white box you will see either "Speed/Duplex" or "Link Speed/Duplex", select that
9) To your right just beside property you will see 10 mbps half duplex,select that and click OK
10)Click Ok if you find any or click Close,whicever is there.

Restart the computer and enjoy working without any limited connectivity.

warm regards

Chiranjeet Mitra

Oct 08, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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system turns on however hard drive will not cycle nor will mouse or key board activate


Turn power off and unplug power from computer.
Unplug printers,backup drives and speakers.
Open case and unplug power supply from the board.
plug power cord back in press the power button.
Of course nothing will happen.
unplug power cord again.
plug power supply back into the board.
plug power cord backup and press power switch.
If nothing happens unplug power cord again.
pull out your memory sticks and plug cord back in and press power button.
Of course not much will happen.
But really something is happening to your computer so continue.
Pull power cord and replace memory sticks.
replace power cord and press power switch.
Continue this pulling out pci cards one at a time until you find out what the problem might be.
Try different keyboards and mice too.
Good Luck

Oct 27, 2008 | Intel Computers & Internet

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Computer doesn't come on.


Easy check is: power the system off. Unplug the power supply from the outlet. Hold the power on button in for at least 10 seconds. Remove the CMOS battery. Reconnect the power supply to power. Attempt to power up. See what happens. If it comes up and asks for you to set config, power down, unplug the power supply and hold the power on button for 10 secs. Replace the CMOS battery with a new one (CR2032 button battery...about $5 for 2 in the Wal-Mart photo dept) and power on. The reason for the repetition is to reset the BIOS.

Sep 08, 2008 | Dell Dimension 4400 Power Supply ** FREE...

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No power to notebook


It is possible there is a problem with the power pack. Unplug it from the mains, wait for 5 minutes and then try again.

Also try taking the battery out and the power cable and then pressing the power button, as this resets the power management unit in some laptops.

Also with the battery still out, try running just off the mains power.

Failing all of that, take it back under warranty.

Jan 13, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

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