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Possible PSU problem?

When i press the start button the blue light doesnt come up, but I can hear the fan start (but its really faint and not as strong) all the other smaller lights come on like normal.  i put the moniter on but doesnt show the computer actually starting up.  by this time what i usually do is unplug the psu cord or shut off the power where the psu is connected to.  if i turn it on right away, the fan now starts up the right way (really strong and loud) but stays at that same speed and doesnt fade like it normally would and the moniter doesnt show the computer starting u turn it on and it goes black and goes into like standby.  if i wait maybe 5 mins and turn it on again sometimes the blue light comes back on and the computer starts up normally.  at times i have to turn the computer tower around and unplug the psu cord there and put it back in really hard to turn it on.  but the whole turning on and off switch is usually the way i do it every morning.  a lot of the times im trying to start up my computer and it takes close to 20 mins.  the psu cord is brand new (bought it for about 25 dollars maybe 2-3 months ago)  and i did the whole canned air thing (removed all the dust).  my computer cant be more than a year and a half old if i remember correctly.  now for about three days i cant turn on my computer at all, (im my brothers lap top in order to type this btw)   i would love any help!  also, i have been thinking about taking my computer to circuit city or best buy for a diagnostic test but its so expensive and i have heard many horror stories.  but the price alone worries me.

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Same computer, same problem. Staples tech said motherboard but I dont believe they did a thorough diagnostic. I think this is a lemon law computer from Gateway and there should be some class action followup since this is a common problem with this model.

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Sounds like a bad power supply to me.

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I was useing my pc yesterday night and i woke up 2day to use and i had the same problem fan running without stopping and no blue light and nothing displyd on monitor. i opned it and i cleaned it with air pump and its working now. so try to cleane it with a good air pump. i hope mine stay working. good luck all

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