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Computer does not power up. when the power buttin is pressed, a red light flashes but nothing happens. fan does not spin and the hard drive does not power up. the computer was working perfectly before.

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Check the ram and try to disasemble you pc then fix again...

or check you power supply use another

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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Hi...Hello.....open the CPU then replace the ATX power Supply..good luck sir/mam,,have a nice day

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Processor may be defective

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  • The surge protector you are using may be inoperative.

  • The power cable may be loose or damaged.

  • An internal device may be damaged.

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  4. If you have a monitor with a removable power cord, swap the power cords between the monitor and the computer.

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    3. Remove all external devices except the monitor and turn on the computer. If the fan on the back of the computer now spins, turn off the computer. Plug in the external devices one at a time and turn on the computer after each device is added.

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