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Computer not working, been a year now

Power surge, another computer in same power strip.
Now computer doesn't work, but the other one still does.
Cord still seems to generate power, but nothing happens when I press the power button.
I don't like to buy anything, but will if need to, PLEASE HELP

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  • Chris Foegen Mar 06, 2009

    Sorry, I forgot to clarify that the other computer was a Dell vostro

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Test the cord, use it in place of the one on your other computer, if it works ok, then replace the power supply on the computer that will not start, however I warn you now, I have done computer repairs for a long time, and there is no telling what the "power surge" ate! you might replace power supply to find out the connector on the mother board was ate too. this is a trial and error thing or (process of elimination)

start with the power supply, if the cord is good, (and the cord will be fine).

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