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Not booting, no power

I had my system running just fine and went to plug in a USB external HD and seemed to short the system, thought my power supply dead, replaced and still the same problem, got any ideas what this could be? Now i'm thinking the motherboard took a hit and i need to replace, but don't want to buy if it's not the problem. I don't know what else it could be.

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Re: Not booting, no power

There are 4 major components that can die:

1. Power supply.
2. Motherboard.
3. Processor.
4. Memory

It is more likely that the motherboard died to. Thing is that as you buy the components to fix the problem you might get to a cost of a new computer all together.

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

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SOURCE: System dead except for one light

Perhaps your power-on button is bad. Try a different power on button.

Posted on Nov 12, 2006

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