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Computer cannot be turned on

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I have an old computer, its maybe 6 years old. Where I live the power grid is not very reliable - many outages, and Im guessing also power surges. Some time ago it suddenly stopped responding when I try turning it on. The front light would go on for a split-second, and the CPU vent would start working, but both would go off again immediately. Rarely I do manage to turn it on, and it loads and works OK, not countign all the virus and malware problems. But usually it wont.

I am not a computer dolt, but I am not very knowlegeable when it comes to hardware, so I would very much appreciate any help you could give me. How can determine what the problem is?

Thank you very much,
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What sort of machine is it? What brand and model number please?
Certain brands of machine tend to last about four years and then cook themselves to death.
It's most likely a defective power supply.
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