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No power to the CPU

Hi, I have checked all the cords and the surge protector all are in working order. Everything plugged to the surge protector works except the CPU. I made sure the power cord is secure, still dead. Although I did hear a ticking sound inside the CPU, maybe it was the harddrive trying to kick. My Wife's computer. it is about 3 years old. Do I need to take it to Best buys or someplace like that? Is the Geek squad expensive?

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  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2007

    Machine will only stay on for 30 seconds, then orange light stays on but it will not boot up.



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Thanks, I found the problem, I opened it up and vacumed out all the inside and blew out all the dust around the fans. then turned it back on and it worked. So thanks for all your help. Dennis

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Well look check thing in order first check the power cord the one which is pluged to the Power supply then check power suppy see if it is working try to smell it may be it had gone . then check the power switch see if they are working then see if there is leds is on that's how it goes .

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1. Make sure that the power switch is on, the switch in the back (on the power supply itself) is turned on, and everything along those lines is functioning.
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