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It won't power up. I have tried all of the "normal" fixes.

The computer will not turn on. Is there a power reset button? I actually have two of these, and both are in the same condition.

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  • steve_peasle
    steve_peasle Dec 10, 2012

    They didn't both go out at the same exact time, but rather about 4-6 months apart. My feeling is that there's some sort of built-in lifespan on these, since they're the same model. I bought them probably 5-6 yrs ago. In both cases, there was a reason to shut the power off, and then it wouldn't turn back on. Everything else - monitor, speakers, etc - all work fine. Only the computers fail to even acknowledge that I'm trying to turn them on.

  • max carson
    max carson Dec 10, 2012

    I had a old HP sr1120nx (2005) similar issue, I replaced the PSU and solved the problem. I had add extras to the desktop, graphica card, sound card, Speakers, etc., which required more power. It may have over taxed the PSU. My point is if you want to keep them, I would try a PSU, easy fix, not that expensive.

  • max carson
    max carson Dec 10, 2012

    Also check the MotherBoard for a in-line fuse. Some Mobo's have a fuse, if blown the Motherboard will not get power. Let us know how it goes.

  • max carson
    max carson Dec 10, 2012

    Sorry I forgot replace the CMOS battery as well, again, easy fix , not expensive.



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Does it start , lights come on and shutdown in a few seconds? Can you describe what happens when you push the on/off button. BOTH? Do you have them on a battery backup/surge protector? Need more info.

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  • steve_peasle
    steve_peasle Dec 09, 2012

    Nothing happens at all. No lights, sound, nothing. I had them both on different UPS/surge protectors, but have unplugged and then plugged them straight into the outlets, which work for everything else, as did the UPS. Thanks for your help, Max.

  • max carson
    max carson Dec 09, 2012

    Bad PSU come to mind, but in both at the same time? Some Motherboards have in-line fuses on the boards. Both went out at the same time??? Power surge? Any thing out of the ordinary with the power? Are they the same age? Have you opened the case? Any electronic burn smell? BOTH very odd.



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