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siempre_fancy

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I am having an issue with another computer powering it on. It is an HP 2GHz, 512 RAM, with XP and when I push the power button to turn it on, all that happens is the button flashes continually, nothing ever comes up on the screen, I have switched out monitors, monitor is good. PC just doesn't boot up. This started after a power surge in my house. PC was powered through a surge protector, but I think that wasn't enough.

Problem is, I don't even know where to start with trying to fix it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Sounds like you may need a new power supply. I changed one out one time. Not my area of expertise, but does the fan come on at all when you power it on?
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No the fan doesn't turn on at all.

I will put a new power supply in it and let you know how it turns out! Thanks!
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I bought one at CompUSA for about $40 a few years ago. There are some tutorials floating around that can walk you through it. Someone more experienced may come by and have some more input. Let us know how it turns out. :)
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I agree if the fan is not spinning most likely the psu took a hit and hopefully thats all.

A standard atx psu will work in most hp models but you have to watch that it fits in the case, with most atx psu's there is not enough room between thwe back of the optical drive and the psu. Get the dimensions of the new psu before you purchase and measure that it fits.

directron.com has replacements for some hp psu, post your model number and I can give you some ideas
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