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Think Centre won't actually fully turn on the power comes on for about 1/2 a second and then goes off, on and off over and over again, with about 4 seconds between on off cycles. I replaced the power supply, tired unplugging hard drive power and cd power still no joy.

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SOURCE: IBM Think Center A51, 8131-35U will not boot up.

IF your systems turns on no beeps ...everything seems to work just no display on the screen then i guess would should try discharging your system - ie un plug the power cord take out the Motherboard ,ram , basically take everything apart leave it for a day and connect everything back again ti should work

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SOURCE: IBM ThinkCentre S51 Intel Pentium 4 PC Desktop

Sounds like it's probably the power supply. The computer takes more power to boot up than to run, so if it can't get enough wattage it can't boot all the way up, and it will shut down and try again.

If you're comfortable opening your computer up, you can test the power supply connectors with a voltmeter or multimeter to verify. A new power supply is typically only $30 or $40.

Posted on May 29, 2010

Testimonial: "Thanks a million! I suspected it was something related, but having just purchased the computer from Tiger Direct, I was under the impression that all equipment was properly tested and verified to be in working condition. I will simply return and have them ship out another. Thanks again! DC"

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