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I dont know if my battery is dead the computer wont come on the red light on the front blinks when i mash the on button

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Try not to mash it.... Try using the charger to charge it....Desktop?? oooooh. Desktops don't have batteries.

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Blinking power light


Sounds like your motherboard has an issue. It could be a problem with the memory, the video card or the the motherboard itself.

When you plug in the power cord is there any lightswhatsoever on the laptop, where the plug goes in or on the AC Adapter of thepower cord?

When you press the power button do you hear fans running, hard drive spinning,lights on the computer, hear any beeps or lights constantly blinking, hear theDvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer of the DvD/CD turn on for asecond or two? If so the laptop is trying to boot or may have booted, butthe screen is not showing for some reason.

Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with thelaptop and why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issuewhen you hear beeps or blinking lights continuous.

Maybe your power cord is bad if you don't get anything to happen whatsoeverwhen you press the power button. And if that's true maybe you wasoperating off the battery the last time you had it on and since the power cordis bad, it was not charging the battery so the battery is drained and the powercord is bad.

Maybe you have a Static Charge Buildup. Remove the Power Cord, Remove theBattery, then Press and Hold the power button for 30seconds. After 30 seconds plug the power cord back in (leave the batteryout) and hit the power button to see if it boots. If it does, you can putthe battery back in and let it charge.Remove the Power Cord, Open the Case and remove one of thememory chips. Set the chip aside then try rebooting the computer. If it boots, then you know the memory chip you set aside is bad so mark an x onit with an ink pen. If it fails to boot then move the chip to the nextmemory slot and try rebooting. If it fails take the chip out and set itaside, then put the other chip in and try booting it in both slots. If itboots, just to verify that the chip set aside is bad, mark an x on it and putit into the open memory chip slot and try booting.

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I got a Compaq Presario SR1903wm .with red blinking light !!! power's up for about 20 seconds then shuts off !! doesnt even start up in Bios !! Dont know what to do !! should i replace the power supply...


check the ram memory ..if this shows up OK (verify it in another computer with the same specifications ) ...than the CPU is to blame ..open it up ..and remove for a few seconds the Bios battery to see if you messed up with the temperature settings ..This will reset to factory settings ..and if there is teh case with temperature limits too low set ..than it will power up after ..if it is the CPU you will have to change it

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MASH THE BUTTON AND ONLY THE FAN COMES ON AND IT STAYS ON.NO LIGHT COME ON THE COMPUTER,NOTHING WORKS BUT THE FAN


IT LOOKS LIKE YOU MASHED THE CAPS LOCK BUTTON ALSO. I FEEL SORRY FOR YOUR COMPUTER. LOL!

It is a little misleading but frequently a failing power supply will still have enough power to spin the fan and turn on the lights.

A computer store should be able to replace it for you. Considering your "MASHING" approach to to this problem I highly recommend this approach.

However, if you are comfortable with a screw driver you can replace it yourself. The key is making sure the new power supply has all of the same connectors and equal or greater wattage. The more wattage the better, especially if you have added a 2nd hard drive or a powered video card) Google "replace power supply" and you will find all the help you need. I recommend NewEgg.com for finding the correct PS and the best price.

PLEASE VOTE FOR MY SOLUTION IF IT HELPS :)

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Call dell. I do know there is alot of issue with Dell motherboards and that is the pattern of them is the blinking light.

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Wont start. When pressing Start button lights blink once.


try removing the battery then start with power cord plug in if it works .your battery my be dead.{try this if it starts with no battery .put battery ina cloth wrapup then a paper bag the plastic bag put in freezer over night thaw at room temp then try recharging battery.make shore battery is fully thawed out before charging

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Blinking red light at


Please take a look at this link, and consider the possibility that your power supply has failed. Also helpful may be this article. If you take it in to them, a local computer tech can load test the power supply to determine if it is in fact at fault, and they are readily replaced for minimal cost.
Most likely your hard drive will have been spared, and your data secure, but this is the reason quality surge protectors are recommended for IT systems. No way to tell for sure until you power it up again and see if the hard drive spins up...

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!

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Acer aspire T120c wont start red light blinks once when i push the power button


If you turn on the computer and it will beep once and the red light blinks means the computer is starting will.. but if the computer beep once and the red light blinks once means there are something missing or something bothering the computer.. try this Check the connection cable of your computer, the power source, the hardware interface, and if you installed a new hardware, try taking that hardware out and turn on again the computer. if the problem still exist try to disassemble and assemble the hardware of the computer. You must have someone with you know how to assemble and disassemble the computer hardware for safety method TY.

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Blinking red light at "on" button


Dont panic the date is more than likely fine was the computer off or on during the night. The three flashes is usual joined with 3 beeps chweck that the internal speaker is on. Second there is a small battery on the motherboard. Disconnect the power then take the battery out for twenty seconds then put it back in be gentle taking it in and out the reconnect the power then see if the unit boots if not. At worst you can take the hard drive out of the computer and put it in another and retrieve the data.
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If it's a wired USB-type mouse: Unplug it and plug it back in. The computer will recognize it.

If it's a wired PS/2 (green plug): You're mouse is dead. Replace it.

If it's wireless: Check the batteries in the mouse. Hit the 'connect' button on the transmitter and then immediately hit the connect button (usually on the bottom). The red light on bottom will stop blinking and will be steady. It should work a few seconds after that.

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