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rocalo

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My son's computer will not power up. when the power button on the front of the hard drive is pushed....nothing happens. Prior to this when his wife would vacuum the computer would beep continuous short beeps. They have unplugged and replugged in everything. Is this something that can by fixed without having to take it to a technician? And if so what do you suggest. None of us are great computer "experts", so please any advice will need to have specific instructions. Thank you for you help.
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Was she vacuuming the computer or just vacuuming the house and the computer beeped? If she was just vacuuming the house and the computer beeped then I would suspect that there was a power issue that caused a brown out at the power plug that the computer was plugged into. The power supply or other hardware may have sustained damage. If she vacuumed the computer then there was probably damage caused by a static discharge and the motherboard or other hardware may be bad.
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i would say the psu went out, if i recall correctly the psu will beep on powersurges. so ill bet the psu went down the drain
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She was vacuuming the floor...not the computer. Is the PSU a difficult thing to replace? Or should we take it to a technician. My hubby has fixed our internal computer with directions from the internet, but they were things like changing the modem and fairly other simple things. Is this a "fairly other simple thing"?
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4-6 screws and a few plugs, pretty simple
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first of all thank you for all your help and quick responses....next and hopefully last time I will bother you ....is the PSU a costly item to replace? Any idea of prices?
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depends on life span you want and quality, usually around 30-50bones
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