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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 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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Why wont my compaq pressario sr5522uk wont turn on

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We have the same power supply failures

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.

Many thanks

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