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A 630 N computer, was updating the system with Windows update online, and we had a power failure. Upon power restore, the green light comes on and the power supply fan runs, but I guess the motherboard is not telling the power supply to send power to the other components? That is what it seems like. I got a new Power Supply but it is the same with both. Any ideas? Thanks!

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It may have fried a component. No UPS?

Posted on Jan 02, 2013

  • Chipneta Jan 02, 2013

    No UPS. Although I left it alone for a few hours and when I came back, it worked fine. I finished updating windows, and it turned off and on fine. Now this morning it is not turning on. The motherboard is what is dooing it, although intermittent obviously. Too bad it's a good computer otherwise. Guess I ought to look into a UPS.

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depending on the make of computer, a power supply cost's around $20.

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