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Power light on, processer not, did the canned air do it?


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jenx

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Gateway 300 cel (pls don't laugh)
Last night I popped the case and blew off the dust.
Hooked her back up today. The power light comes on, but that is all.
When I hit the test switch everything starts up fine.
How can I resolve this?

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Neil Jones

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Canned air possibly did do it. Or its one of those strange co-incidences that happens from time to time, the board decides to die as you decide to blow it out.
Assuming you haven't disconnected anything or knocked something else, it was probably curtains anyway.
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Don't tell, u just forget to unplug the power cable. If u did so then certainely short circuit. Do ever open the case or do u familier with assemble the computer?
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Remembered to unplug the power cord, thanks....
Have opened cases b4, for video cards, modemns, etc....
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okay, then reassemble the system once.
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I'm just going to throw this in here, awhile back my HP desktop had a faulty power supply. Whenever I would unplug it for prolonged periods of time, it would have to stay plugged in for around 4+ hours before it would decide to boot up.

I'm not sure if that's whats happening here since mine wouldn't even turn on (power light off), but it's something to consider.

Edited by Caffeine_Powered, 24 December 2008 - 10:44 AM.

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