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My friend computer power lights does not come on

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  • samuelbarnet Sep 05, 2008

    No changes have been made.

    He said that he download some material and was in the process of printing it.

    The computer just went off,and stays off

  • samuelbarnet Sep 05, 2008

    No nothing is changed in the case

  • Dave MacPhee
    Dave MacPhee May 11, 2010

    have you/he recently changed anything in the case? or installed new hardware?


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Make sure to check all connections to the computer from the wall/power supply, and make sure if he has a surge protector, that he did not accidently turn it off. If everything is connected ok, check to make sure the switch on the back of the power supply has not been turned off (if the power supply has one).. Also make sure that none of the buttons on the front of the PC are stuck in.

If all is good, the power supply might have failed, in that case, try changing the power supply with a new one.

Posted on Sep 05, 2008

  • Dave MacPhee
    Dave MacPhee Sep 05, 2008

    You could also try pluging the system into another wall outlet or change the power cord, just in case a surge happened.


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