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My moms electric went out last week and when it came back on, her pc wont boot up. the power light blinks rapidly but nothing happens when you hit the power button. i am wonderign if there is a reset button or an easy fix before i take it in to the repair shop. i have worked on pc's before so can do "some" stuff but haven't a clue on this one...
Have you already tried pulling the AC plug for an hour or two?
Power failures may leave some bits and pieces of software kind of laying around and interfering with the boot sequence.
Check to see if the fan is turning (and staying) on when you plug back in and try to power up. If not, then a replacement supply may be due.
I'm pasting a note I just pasted elsewhere about this.
"Since there have been some changes in available outputs and connectors even on ATX supplies, make sure you compare pictures of the supply to your own but in any case, I would recommend using a replacment rated at 350W as this will run more conservatively and not be as stressed as the 250 you now have. It won't cost a lot more and will not consume any more power but the critical components will run cooler.
Not as a recommendation, just a current example on eBay:
The last couple I bought were $5 each with $7 shipping charge from a US source."
Posted on Sep 19, 2008
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