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Computer won't start

I moved my computer (an eMachines, not yet six years old) from one room to the other this morning (long story), and when I went to turn on the CPU, it wouldn't. It was working fine up through yesterday evening, no sign of any trouble at all. (This includes a total absence of any of the kind of grindy or whirry noises that suggest a fan going bad.) The monitor, together with a lamp and a small calculator, are plugged into the same power strip that I used for the CPU; all turn on. The tiny green light on the back of the CPU blinks on very quickly when I first stick the prongs of the plug into the strip, then blacks out again. I tried it in another socket and the same thing happens. I have a suspicion it's the power source that has died, but can anyone tell from this whether I'm right? And if I am, what can I do about it?

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Re: Computer won't start

95% of the time when they do that the power supply is gone could be a weak component in it.but unless you are a technician i would just replace it with the same type or same wattage this can be located on the sticker on the Power supply unit...

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

Re: Computer won't start

Unplug the power cords and let it sit for about 5 to 10 min. just like the cable box sometimes the brains have to be reset than make sure all plugs a lined up and tight good luck Dawn

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