Question about Compaq Presario SR1030NX (DW256A#ABA) PC Desktop
After completly setting up the computer after a move, it doesn't power up. The power cord is fine and the outlet it's plugged into is fine, the front power button still clicks, and we cleaned the inside, but it doesn't make a sound when we hit the power button. Everything inside seems to be in place. Any suggestions?
Have the same issue..When I shutdown or power goes out I can not power puter back up..Power LED on back of unit below cord flashes..I found if I opened up unit while plugged in and pulled main harness of of main board and slowly pluged it back in a few times LED would eventually stay on solid green and unit fires up..Have had this issue for about 1 year and really doesn't bother me anymore now that I have the trick to start...
Could be the power supply I was told but who knows..
Posted on Sep 07, 2008
When you turn the PC on check for any active LEDs on the front of the PC, keyboard or the back. Also check the fan on the back of the computer to see if it starts or at least moves. Are there any humming noises when you power up? If you find anything let us know so we can proceed, otherwise ?.. If there is absolutely no activity and if the machine was handled relatively well during the move I would be more inclined to suspect the PC just isn?t getting any power. -Try getting rid of any UPS or power strips and plug directly into the wall sockets. -Even if you can plug a light into the wall socket and it works that?s only a partial test. For under $5 you can buy a power socket tester which can warn you about incorrectly wired sockets (incredibly common in the States) that can affect PCs. If this doesn?t turn up anything your power supply or something else coincidentally could have died during the move. Let us know if you get to this point and we?ll continue otherwise please don?t forget to rate this posting.
Posted on Feb 21, 2007
Hey guys i have the same problem when i move to a new house my presario s5100nx doesnt turn on when i press the power button. I really need this computer so i toke it apart and cleaned everything. after a few weeks i said let me spin the fan in the back so i got a hair dyer and turned it maxed power and spined the fan. About one minute i just rapidly press the power button while the hair dryer is spining the fan then it will start. I been doing this for 5 months now and its annoying waking up in the morning doing this and waking up everyone lol but it fixed a 400 dollar problem lol.
Posted on Jan 23, 2010
I have the same problem and all the sockets work correctly, but the computer still doesn't turn on. It had a spurt for a while where when it was shut off, it would take a long time to reboot. Like I would shut it off and I had to wait about a day before it would let me power it back on. As time passed, the length of time that I had to wait increased, and now it doesn't turn on at all. The power from the outlet is good, and the LED lights on the back work, but I don't know what could be the problem. Any thoughts?
Posted on Jun 05, 2008
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WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.
Unplug all electronic cords connected to the computer.
At no time during the installation should any cords be connected to the computer.
Remove the screws holding the computer cover case, and remove the cover case.
Locate the computer power supply box, which looks like a large box out of which a bundle of wires run and connects to the power cord jack on the outside of the computer case.
Unplug the power cables from the internal devices connected to it.
Be careful not to damage any of the sensitive control boards or devices inside the computer, and be certain to remember--write it down if you need to--what devices will need reconnecting to the new power supply when you finish the installation.
Unscrew the power supply from the inside of the computer case and remove it. Check the original power supply's red voltage switch for the correct setting.
It should read 120 or 240 if you live within the United States.
Confirm this setting as the correct voltage setting for your power outlets.
Make sure your new power supply gets set to the correct voltage setting before you install it.
If it cannot be set to the correct voltage, do not proceed with the installation or you may damage your computer.
Return the new power supply and buy one that is compatible with the voltage requirements.
Install the new power supply, reattach the screws that will hold it in the proper place inside the computer.
Reattach the power cables that come from the new power supply to the devices that were connected to the old power supply.
Make sure all of these connections are firmly in place before you turn the computer back on.
Reattach the computer power cables and all the cords connected to the computer during normal operation, but do not close the computer case yet.
Keep your hands clear of the inside of the computer case as you attach power cords and peripheral devices.
Turn the computer on and observe the performance of the computer without touching anything inside.
Do all the computer fans function normally?
Does the computer operate as well as or better than before?
If you feel that the computer behaves normally and you do not encounter any problems, turn the computer off, remove all the power cords and peripheral cables once more, and close the computer case.
Then reattach the power cords and peripheral cables and begin using the computer.
Check for errors if you encountered any problems starting the computer or if it would not start at all, unplug all the power cords and computer cables connected to the computer and look inside.
Make sure that you connected all the correct power cables inside the computer securely and did not miss any.
If you have confirmed this and the computer still doesn't start or operate normally, call your computer manufacturer or a professional computer repair shop for assistance completing the installation
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