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My tower won't turn on. I checked and it is plugeged in to a working outlet... the screen light is on and even one light on the tower is on -- but when I press the on button NOTHING happens.

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  • jenstylesrn Apr 26, 2009

    yeah, same problem. My husband has been using the hp pavilion a700n and as soon as i brought it home to my house, i plug in a power cord and it won't turn on. the green light in the back turns on, but no fan, no other lights or sounds, and the power button on the front acts as though i didn't even push it at all. No response there. could there be a secret turn off swith that he could have activiated to prevent me from using it? i have used different power cords that fit well, could it be that i need the exact same power cord that it came with? or will any cord suffice as long as it fits

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Hi ,
you can try this solution
unplug all cables , powerflee the system by pressing the start button for 30 sec , release it then replugg all the cables and check wheather it is working or not , secondly check wheather the powers supply fan on the back of tower is working or not, still it doesnt work turn off the tower and unplugg the tower and then openthe tower , check all cables and reset the RAM on the mother board ...you can try this basic troubleshooting , it will help u... waiting for response

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hi

it could be that your power supply (from tower) is not working -- does the fan blow out air ?
if not replace the power supply. If the power supply is on but no video on screen showing , it could be your mainboard inside the tower, thats if no noise is coming from the tower.

what were the circumstances when you worked on he computer ? was it plugged in overnight while running or was the power cord attached to tower while plugged into wall ? if so, it mnay have experienced a power surge and blew the mainboard.. too much current going to tower could blow the power supply, causing the mainboard to have received excess current

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http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SupportTaskIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=12454&prodSeriesId=3328509&taskId=110


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Brandi,

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1. Make sure the the surge protector is securely plugged into the wall. Test this by plugging in a light / lamp to it, to make sure it's working.
2. Make sure that the surge protector is turned on.
3. Check to make sure that the power cable from the computer to the power surge protector is securely plugged in.
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5. If this still isn't working, remove the power strip/surge protector and connect the computer directly to the wall.

6. If this STILL isn't working, try plugging your computer into a different outlet in the house to see if the outlet in your home might be bad.

6. If your computer STILL isn't powering on then I'm afraid the worse has happened, which is one of the following issues:

1. Bad power supply (they are cheap, around $20-40)
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I can fix all of the above and order parts for all of the above, if you are in need of parts.

I hope this troubleshooting guide helps you! If this resolves your issues, please mark this question as resolved and select my answer. This will assure customers that I can help them with their issues.

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