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Compaq Desktop won't start after city wide power failure

Our city suffered a power failure. My Compaq Presario S6300NX was connected to a surge protector when everything went out. I turned off the surge protector so that it wouldn't power up when the power came back on. After the power came on, I turned on the surge protector but no matter what I do the computer will not power back on. Everything else on the surge protector is working. I have also tried different power sources. I can't find a reset button.

There is a blinking green light on the back of the computer that appears to be in the fan area. I'm not sure what it signifies except that the cord is plugged in.

What could the issue be?

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  • non-tecky May 18, 2008

    I am having the exact same problem after a recent power failure in our neighborhood. Anyone out there know of a solution?? The computer will not boot up at all, it is just dead.



  • pem2_ Sep 03, 2008

    I have the same problem. Could someone please find the answer for us.

  • barracudas70 Dec 05, 2008

    same problem but mines SR1053WM. I had just ran sys.recovery on our desktop and wife was moving furniture so i turned it off and unplugged it.moved the furniture and plugged it back in the next day and pushed the power button and nothing.flashing green light working on back but no power.HELP1

  • SBOYCE Jan 16, 2009

    I have the same problem. The power to the tower is the issue so running any program can not happen there is no power, no boot up nothing. HELP?

  • Jeffrey Pedimonte
    Jeffrey Pedimonte May 11, 2010

    Do you hear beep during bootup process?

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