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Power My computer will not turn on. light on power pack blinks when plugged in but goes off when unplugged. Can you help me?

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  • tresa2 Jan 01, 2009

    No beep and no fan

  • gordy282 Mar 05, 2009

    I SHUT THE COMPUTER DOWN AND OPEN THE SIDE AND WAS CLEANING THE DUST OFF THE FANS INSIDE AND PUT IT ALL BACK TOGETHER AND WHEN I WENT TO RESTART IT THE BLUE LIGHT ON THE FRONT DOES NOT COME ON AND NO POWER IS COMING ON AT ALL...... THE LIGHT ON THE BACK OF THE COMPUTER NEXT TO THE POWER CORD IS FLASHING ON AND OFF... WHATS IT SOUND LIKE TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • junior_f May 11, 2010

    Do you hear a beep when you turn it on and do you hear the fans start?

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No beep and no fan can be a dead circuit in the powerpack, however if you have quiet fans like i do (virtually silent) then it maybe the bios or a dead motherboard. I recommend opening the computer case, discharge your body from any static (usually you can do this by touching the metal side of the computer) look for the CMOS or BIOS battery (which looks like an oversized watch battery) take it out and leave it out for 1-3 hours. After that you will have to program you BIOS ( date and time mainly) if it turns on..if not, then more than likely you have a dead motherboard and/or you might want to take it to a qualified computer expert asap.

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  • junior_f Jan 01, 2009

    oh be sure to put the battery back in...and also make sure you uplug the computer before you open it as it could cause a deadly shock

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