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No Power on machine previously running. power went out and when power came back on machine will not boot up

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    Ok. Unplug the machine for 15 mins. Plug it back in for 1 hour, and make sure your surge supressor is on. ( the tiny light is blinking ) Hit the power button. What happens? 1. Nothing: dead power supply or CPU ( In rare instances, it can be a dead Motherboard battery ) A. Smell the outlet fan on the Powersupply. Does it smell like burning rubber or worse? 2. The fan wizzes for a few seconds, then stops: Dead Powersupply. 3. The fan wizzes continiously, and still no boot. Dead Powersupply 4. Everything works. ( the Powersupply did get a shock jolt and will be suspect from now on.. ).

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Check to make sure the circuit is on, plug a light into the outlet on the wall. then plug it into the surge protector, if you have one, if not, you may have burnt out the PC. Look on the back of the machine, there may be a small black thingy with white writing on it, for a fuse. Unscrew it, and check the fuse, if it is bad, get a new one.

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