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I had my computer in storage for about 13 months and now that I got a place I hooked it up and it came on andthen about 1 minute later it shut off and never came on again

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Leave the pc in the room you intend on keeping it in for a couple of days to allow the pc to get used to the temp. Where was is kept in staorage, ie garage ect. It should work again after its settled.

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1. Shut down the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
2. Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
3. Disconnect the power from the computer by first unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet and
then unplugging the AC adapter from the computer.
4. Remove the battery
5. Remove the real-time clock (RTC) battery
6. Wait approximately 30 minutes.
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8. Connect AC power to the computer. Do not reinsert any batteries at this time.
9. Turn on the computer.
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1. Click on "Start" in the bottom left hand corner of screen
2. Click on "Run"
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4. Type "ipconfig/release" lust like that, ang hit "enter"
5. Type "exit" and leave the prompt
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8. Right click on "Local Area Connection" and click "properties"
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13. Hit the "ok" button here
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You should now be back to the "Local Area Connection" screen.

15. Right-click back on "Local Area Connection" and go to properties again.
16. Go back to the "TCP/IP" settings
17. This time, select "obtain an IP address automatically" .
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19. Hit "ok" again
20. You now have a new IP address

With a little practice, you can easily get this process down to 15 seconds.

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NOTE: These steps also clear CMOS.
1. Shut down the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
2. Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
3. Disconnect the power from the computer by first unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet and
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4. Remove the battery
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6. Wait approximately 30 minutes.
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I have a compaq presario 8000 series and I had my computer in storage for about 13 months and when I went to hook it up it came on for about 1 minute and then it cut off and I havent been able to get it...


More than likely it is your power supply that is bad. However, if the location where you stored it had the potential of being damp and humid, then you may need to replace the motherboard.

To replace the power supply, first you need to open your case and look for the power supply. It is the device that you plug the power cord, from the wall, into. Remove the power supply and read the label to find out the wattage, then replace with a power supply that has similar wattage. You also need to pay attention to the form factor. If you have a standard sized tower, you will probably need and ATX or micro-ATX.

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