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Won't power on

I have a Gateway 500 Media Center, it was on a surge protector(but not the telephone line) it does not have any power when I tried to start it the day after a thunder storm. I tried a new power cord, everything else still works on the surge bar, I put in two power supplys(didn't do any thing) tried a new power button(it had stuck before) still nothing. The monitor has a black screen that said no signal. The only thing different was about a month ago I in stalled a range extender but everything had worked fine since. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Have you checked if the outlet has power? If so That is not good because that means that the Power supply is shot, or some other component is shot. If it has no power reset the circuit breaker.

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