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System will not power up

HP Compaq Presario SR1220NX. System was working fine. Suddenly stopped powering up. Power supply is Bestec ATX-250-12Z. Green light on back of power supply blinking fast and continuously. When power supply is disconnected from motherboard the green light stays lit steady.

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  • Anonymous Oct 15, 2008

    I had the identical problem after moving my computer and powering up.

    I found a loose mounting screw that likely had shorted something under the motherboard which is where I found it after hearing it rattling around.

    The motherboard had a missing mounting screw.

    Poor quality control on the part of Compaq!

    I suspect I will need new motherboard

    The "fix" link that the original message refered to does not open.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    when i plug in my computer the power supply blinking green but when i unplug my power supply to computer it lights green

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    Power indicator lights very feint but with no start up - the unit has to be switched off at the back to stop



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Here is a Compaq document will walk you thorough a fairly lengthy procedure that should solve your problem. Here is the link: Let us know how this turns out or if you need any additional assistance.

Posted on Jan 02, 2007

  • teresa Aug 28, 2013

    OMG I used the power suppy solution of switching voltage and my computer came right on..Tomj thank you so much for your suggestion!!!!!!



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[ATX form factor for a Power Supply, denotes the size of the Power Supply case, and the shape.
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This is HP Support, and the main menu page for the Compaq Presario SR1010Z desktop computer,

If you click on Manuals, then on Upgrading and Servicing Guide on the following page, there are instructions on how to open your computer case.

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There are 100's to chose from.
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1) Maximum wattage is rated at 450 Watts.

A computer ONLY uses the power it needs, and NO more.
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2) Has all the power cables you'll need, and more. Tie up the power cables you do not need. (Use plastic ties, Not wire, or bread wrapper ties)

3) 24 Amperes (24A) on the 12 volt power rail.

4) 135mm cooling fan.
The cooling fan on the Power Supply you have now is 80mm.

A larger fan turns slower. Produces as much air as a smaller fan, (Or more), but makes less noise.
Less wear on the fan's bearings also.

5) Is an ATX form factor Power Supply.

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