Did you find a solution to your presario power failure problem?
Hi - I am having the exact same problem you described on your post on this fixya.com site. Can you tell me if you found any solutions? Did you end up replacing the motherboard? replacing the whole computer?
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You need to say exactly what the circumstances and what happened during power failure and exactly what happening when you power up now. Take the side panel off and look inside when you power up. Do the fans spin ? You should disconnect everything and reconnect only the mouse k/b and monitor. Also turn off your PSU using switch on it (if present) and unplug from the mains, and try again after a bit (say, 8 hours). Which lights come on the front panel ? Power ? Hard disk activity ? Does it try the CD/DVD/floppy ?
There used to be (it might till be there somewhere) a page describing the what the behavior of the lights on the PSU meant.
Short of anything visibly obvious inside the case and no other symptoms (as you describe) I'd try swapping the PSU for a known good one but it really might be almost anything. Your HD might have been caught in the middle of doing something making that faulty. Fault finding is mostly educated guesswork then random chance. Maybe in the worst case your m/b is dead.
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Hi, I've seen PSU's go before but not how that's described (maybe in rare case) If HP are/were sending units out like that it beggars belief that there is no recall because of the danger posed. A couple of years ago i remember laptop lithium batteries being recalled, but this case is exceptional because they are plugged in to a mains power supply so imagine the possible law suits that HP could be looking at!!! Thanks for bringing this to our attention, i will be certainly informing my customers to be aware of this model and emailing HP themselves of this potentially lethal failure.
I just tried the link again and it worked fine. Let me walk you through the links I clicked to get there:
Goto -> http://www.hp.com/
Click Support & Troubleshooting
Enter Presario 5000 in the Select a task and enter a product name/number section and make sure See support and troubleshooting information is checked.
Click your model (Any Presario 5000 should do. I chose the Compaq Presario S5000T Desktop PC).
Click on Solve a problem.
Click on Boot-up / power / port issues.
Click on Troubleshooting Power Supply Issues.
And there you go.