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Computers' power light is blinking and will not power on

My mom has a compaq computer. The green power light is blinking but it will not power on

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Re: computers' power light is blinking and will not power...

This normally means that the computer is in standby mode all you need to do is press the power button. If this does not work then hold the power button in for about 10 seconds until the computer turns off then wait a further 10 seconds and turn back on and boot normally.

Please let me know it this works and please rate me. Once you booted normally set the power options within control panel not to go into standby.

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Posted on Jan 01, 2008

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