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Pc is constantly switched on & will not boot up

I had a fault & the mains lead shorted out going in to the back of the PC i have replaced the lead & now when you plug it in to the wall socket the pc is not booting up & the boot up light & on of switch are constantly flashing i have replaced the power pack but this has not cured the fault the screen is black can you help pls cheers dave

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  • wakka Sep 04, 2007

    thanks for the info is it had to replace the motherboard ???

  • wakka Sep 04, 2007

    cheers for the info its been a geat help

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You may also have a fried motherboard unfortunately as the flashing light can refer to a power supply unit problem or motherboard fault

Posted on Sep 04, 2007

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    andrew pester Sep 04, 2007

    No, as long as you get one that suits your processor, but you will have to use your XP cd to repair windows, not re install ,as the system wont boot because of a major hardware change, althogh you may be lucky if it's an exact replacement.

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    andrew pester Sep 04, 2007

    You seem to have rated the wrong post

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Most likely your motherboard is the problem about the only option is to replace it

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