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Computer Startup Problem

Well, I had a problem similar to someone else's. I was going on vacation and instead of unplugging it I decided to just turn off the power surge protector it was plugged into. When I came back and turned it on, the computer did not start up. Instead it only flickered on and then died. All three of the fans flickered on for that moment too. The monitor works (but, of course, says its in power-saving mode.) I tried unplugging it and putting it back in, which did not work. Then I plugged it into the wall instead, which also did not work. Then I switched cords just to be sure, and it made it worse. When I pressed the power button now, the power kept flickering on and off on its own. I looked up a solution on Fixya and found a solution that had worked for the person who had the similar problem. It said to remove the battery, wait a minute, and put it back in. I thought I had to unplug the computer first. When I replaced the battery and plugged the computer back in, the green light on the inside and on the back did not turn on,signifying that the computer wasn't getting power. I bought two new 'Medical' batteries that were the same 2032 type and tried them, but to no avail. Now the green lights turn on when it is plugged in, but the power button has no effect. I don't know what to do now, obviosly. Is there still hope for this thing?

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  • kajong0007 Jul 04, 2008

    Is it possible that I need to replace the power supply?
    I tried your suggestions and they didn't work for me.

  • 1944dale132 Nov 23, 2008

    When I press ON button it Blinks along with the Green light. The fans run. When I release the On button everything is Off.


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You can try unplug the pc open the case and take out the power supply connection from the mother board wait a while and put it back in and try another power outlet and try it on a ups if u have one. or try unplugging all the components at the back of the pc connecting back only the mouse,keyboard and monitor and try it. then, if that does not work try removing the cpu and place it firmly back into the slot or socket also the memory. GOOD LUCK!!

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