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Computer won't start after Power Outage


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Kinetic418

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Hi everyone,

I had a power outage yesterday and my ~10 year old HP Pavillion 506n doesn't turn on anymore.

- When I press the power button, nothing happens.
- The power light at the back remain green (it doesn't flashes) so I assume it's not the PSU fault?
- I tried the HP support (http://h10025.www1.h...product=4005966) and no luck.
- The computer was in Sleep mode when the power went out.
- PC is plugged into an extension cord which I *think* has a surge protector* but i'm not sure :unsure:

Is the motherboard fried? If so, would it be possible to just replace the motherboard with a new one and use the remaining parts? Every other component is in good condition and I'm on a tight budget.

Thanks in advance!

Edited by Kinetic418, 13 July 2013 - 08:18 PM.

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Can you plug directly into the outlet and see if it will boot?
If so you may need to check the power surge and make sure it didn't trip.
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I tried plugging in directly into the outlet but It won't boot. It doesn't power on either. Nothing happens when i press the Power button :(
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Sounds more like a PSU issue and not a motherboard.
When you click on the power does the fan in the PSU try to turn?
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That don't sound too good. Hopefully it's just the PSU damaged but since you were in the sleep mode it's now a tossup. What you can do is to get the PSU tested or find another one and see if it boots up.

By the way, when there's a storm unplug the system.

Edited by Brazened, 13 July 2013 - 06:02 PM.

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Sounds more like a PSU issue and not a motherboard.
When you click on the power does the fan in the PSU try to turn?


The fan doesn't turn when I click the Power button. However, when I plug the PC into the outlet, the fan would spin a few rotations for less then 1 second and then stop.

By the way, when there's a storm unplug the system.


Ya, I will do that from now on :(

What you can do is to get the PSU tested or find another one and see if it boots up.


Would any PSU work? As long as it fits the case and has a power connector that has the same number of pins as the motherboard?
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I would suggest something at least the wattage of the one in the case or you may not have enough to run everything.
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Ok thanks!

So I'm guessing the main problem is most likely the PSU?
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That is my guess at this point. If not the PSU then the next most obvious would be the motherboard.
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