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Hp pavillon won't start-up

I have a Hp a1640n desktop. my computer was working fine the other day when the power went out in the area and was off for several hours. then it came back on my computer would not start, nothing happened. i checked the power cord and it is ok. how do I test if the power supply is working ? could the problem be the motherboard or somewhere else?
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Open your computer case and plug the computer in. Look for any LEDs on the motherboard. A power surge can damage any and all components in the system. The only easy way to test the power supply is check it in a working computer. But if you get another power supply you can hook it to your system to see if the problem goes away. Power supplies can be found used for less than $20, look in your area for a place that sells used computers.

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The first and least expensive thing to trouble shoot is the power supply, you may have fried *********** borad, but replace the power supply first. You can get them for around $40+. I would also recomend that you buy a surge protector and plug your computer into that instead of directly into the wall.
Good Luck.

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