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My HP - XP wouldn't start up one day, no light no noise. I gather I need a new psu. what do i need to know to buy one. The current one is a 350w. Also there is a small flashing green light on the back, does that mean anything?
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Hi and welcome to G2G!

Can you try and plug in a wire into the 24 pin mobo connector, connecting the green and one of the blacks? This will start the power supply which will help us know if its dead or alive. Here is a pic of what I mean:

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The fan did spin softly. was quiet.
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So if it turned on I'm guessing its not the PSU. When you press the power button in front of your case do the fans start and and then die right away? If so then your mobo is dead.

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I plugged it back in and together and it is working. Does this mean my psu has an attitude or was it a fluke.
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There was probably and error that needed to shut down the computer and then start it again.

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Thanks a bunch
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I turned off the computer to move it and it would not power up again so I did the thing with the wire and it is starting up. What next?
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Push down or wiggle slightly on the 20 pin connector and push the power button, does it start?

I had a hp doing that, intermittent startup/power, turned out the psu was bad
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