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If it is a brand computer one should be available as spare parts. If it is a generic cabinet try to get one from a reputable computer repairer He will need the cabinet (tower or case) to see what it looks like.

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"I replaced a broken hook that holds the processor cooling unit in place with a spare metal foil"
Most likely that is the problem. I am not sure what you did to replace the lock-down snap, but if that has loosened and the CPU heatsink shifted even a little the unit will not boot. It requires a firm, level, solid mounting. I have no idea if you removed the CPU or not, but if so you may have broken the bond of the thermal grease applied to the bottom of the heatsink; if so, the CPU overheats almost immediately and the unit shuts down to prevent damage to the CPU.
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it is a pretty good chance that your power source is broken, but another one is the mother board. take the source from your other computer and test it on this hp pavilion. if it doesn't start, take the cpu from the other computer and test it on this one, first with its original source and after with the source from the other one (the one with the cpu)

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Could be a bad power supply or a dead cpu. I would start by changing power supplies with one that is working if you have a spare computer with an ATX power supply. It is nolt very common but could be as simple as a defective power switch. How does the switch feel when it is pushed? Does it spring back or feel like something is broken. Most of the time when I have repaired a PC that does absouloutley nothing when the power button is pressed....dead CPU. You could also try leaving the plug disconnected for 20 minutes....maybe something in the powers supply is heating up. They will store power even when the computer is off.

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sounds like the cpu is dead, if your fan was full of dust theres a high chance it wasnt working properly for a while which would of caused the cpu to fry from lack of proper cooling and also the dust in the vents would have prevented heat from escapeing so its highly probable that the cpu is dead try replaceing it, i cannot gaurentee that anything else internally got fried from the heat tho, i had a similar problem a week ago

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You can test the power button. Remove the wires from the power on pins on the motherboard. Momentarily jump the two pins with a small screwdriver. If the computer starts the power button is bad. If it still doesn't start then something else is wrong. Did you test the memory? Also do all of the fans work, especially the CPU fan? It can't hurt to test with the other PSU. You know the HDD is good. Test one piece of hardware at a time and hopefully you will find the problem.

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My hp dc 7600, stop to work and now don't power on. When I press the power button the computer start the fan cool and then turn off.

Big chance you've got a broken motherboard...
Maybe your CPU is broken...

Check your motherboard for 'swollen capacitors'.
Instead of flat, it will have a convex top.

You can also have someone who knows a bit more of computers look after it...

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