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I plug in my hp pavilion desktop and the power light comes on. but there is no power. when i hold the power button down to turn it off it does not do anything. the light just stays on with no power. thanks if you can help

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  • deucehearts Mar 23, 2011

    How long are you holding the power to turn off? Is the light green or amber? Is the light flashing?

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Your computer hanged, reset it by putting off the Power Supply and plug again. If it is the same then contact your Hardware IT.

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