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I have a new power cord for my computer it is the one that is suppose to be for this computer and all it does is comes on for a min. and then shuts back off. will not power up.

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Sounds like the power supply in the computer is shot, may need to replace it. They are cheap now to replace, it is a do-it-yourself job. Go on google and search for "Power Supply Replacement Directions".

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