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Power/Startup Fail Hi there. My HP a6040a is almost 2 years old, with no problems except needing a new graphics card, until now. It just will not turn on. We've checked all cords, unplugged and rested capacitors etc etc, but no luck. The power supply light (green LED) is on fine, and the monitor is fine, but the blue light on top of the tower refuses to come on. Any ideas? Cheers, Beth.

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