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Pc won't boot up

The power went out in my house today, but once it was fixed, i returned to my pc to smell something like burning plastic. now the pc was won't turn on or off, but has the red battery(?) light glowing. is it the power unit?

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  • warmredwater Mar 18, 2008

    the red light shows up on the front of the harddrive, and then there's a red light on one side of the motherboard and a green light on the other side.

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Where is the red light glowing(on board?)...sounds like power supply and/or motherboard took early retirement

Posted on Mar 15, 2008

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