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My power went out in my house and when the power was restored my computer would not turn on...there is a blue flashing light in the back of the computer.

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The blue flashing light is probably on your power supply. I suspect that the power supply was subjected to a voltage surge during your power outage. It may have damaged your power supply (or possibly other components in your computer)

Try unplugging the power supply from the wall socket and leave it unplugged for at least 5 minutes. Then plug it in and see if your computer will turn on. If it will not, you require the assistance of a PC technician to test your power supply and computer.

You should connect a surge protector or UPS (Uninteruptable Power Supply) to your computer to prevent this from happening again.

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Yavacotech

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