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Power button does nothing!!!

I was runing a chkdsk /r on the c drive half way through one of the last checks ... the computer turned off... now the power button does nothing.... could this be my power supply... desktop computer... on the mobo there is a green light that still shows on when plugged into ac power.... any suggestions would be appreciated


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  • spud69_7 Feb 17, 2009

    this is not a thinkpad... it is a cutom box desktop computer with asus a7a266 mobo

  • spud69_7 Feb 17, 2009

    Thanks alot for your reply so quickly....I never thought reseting the cmos would help but a great idea none the less.... turns out my uncle has a power supply tester.... power supply is a brick.... which gives me insite to the real problem that I was trouble shooting... explorer problems... and constant chkdsk.... power supply has been on the blink for a while I suppose.... hooked the computer up to a power supply from a second computer all is well....

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Hi there:
hey if you power down the computer and open the case and remove the powercord that goes from the powersupply to the motherboard and than remove the silver battery and let it set for 2 min and than put everything back together you will be able to power up the pc you will get a error saying cmos error you need to update the time and date just select setup and update the right time and date than save and exit the computer will reboot and you shoukld be good to go

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