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Computer wont turn back on after power outage

I have a compaq desk top. we had a power outage at my home for 3 hours now the computer does not want to turn on. there is a green light on the back of the tower under the power cord that is flashing. monitor and printer are plugged into the same outlet and are working fine.

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  • ultimitloozr May 11, 2010

    Unplug the tower and just let it sit for a few minutes. Plug it back in and check the LED on the power supply. Is it flashing now or is it on solid? If it is solid, try booting the computer. If it is flashing, you may have suffered damage to the power supply with the surge that inevitably follows when the power is restored. One of many reasons to have surge suppressors on your electronic equipment. During a power outage, it is generally best to unplug sensitive electronic equipment to prevent surge damage (even if they are on surge suppressors). In fact, I don't just flip the switch on my surge suppressors, I actually unplug them from the wall outlets.

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Try unplugging the cord from the back of the computer for about 5 minutes and then try it again

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