Compaq Desktop won't start after city wide power failure
Our city suffered a power failure. My Compaq Presario S6300NX was connected to a surge protector when everything went out. I turned off the surge protector so that it wouldn't power up when the power came back on. After the power came on, I turned on the surge protector but no matter what I do the computer will not power back on. Everything else on the surge protector is working. I have also tried different power sources. I can't find a reset button.
There is a blinking green light on the back of the computer that appears to be in the fan area. I'm not sure what it signifies except that the cord is plugged in.
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hi i wonder if the mainboard has suffered a power failure due to power shortage through electrical system that it was connected to . if the lights do not appear on the media strip below the video panel and above the keyboard, that would indicate a power failure has resulted from the power supply burn out. That being said the mainboard has suffered a electrical sudden power down. Have you tried the AC adapter to ensure it works ? I would need the entire model number and S/N of the notebook to get some feedback from HP
The computer could not read your copy of Windows from your disk-drive.
* there is no electrical power getting to the disk-drive (check the power cable)
* the "data" cable between the motherboard and the disk-drive is faulty or not-connected (check it)
* the power-supply in your computer is not supplying power to the disk-drive (try different power-supply)
* the disk-drive itself has "failed" (maybe, the motor that spins the disk-drive has failed)
Take your computer to a professional technician for trouble-shooting.
If the pc is stock - no. To make it compatible you need to add a lot more memory, at least 1GB, and you need a decent video card. With that 7 will run acceptably well, it's still an old pc with a weak processor.
My 6000 also died in a thunder storm with power surges. Power seems to be coming in to the cord, but the ON/OFF button on the front does not turn the computer on. Totally black screen, with no response. Hoping for help too.
Unplug it from power.Pull the side cover to check for burnt smell or burnt spots on your board modem or power supply. Unplug the power suppy from the board, unplug the hard drive .
Then plug it all up again , put the cover back on it .Plug power cords back up and try it again.If you get no where after this the surge knocked out your power supply or hard drive or board. Always use a good surge protector on all computers and printer and copiers.