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HELP, not computer savvy!

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After normal computer usage I turned off the unit completely and then turned off the power cord. A couple of weeks later I unpluged the power cord from the wall jack. After a few days I replugged in the power cord and tried to turn on the computer. The moniter and keyboard turned on by the computer didn't. The power light only flashed on for a second when I turned the computer switch off. I looked in the back and the fan went on briefly before turning off again. I unplugged everything and replugged and the same thing happened. I was told that it could be the power cord so I purchased a new cord for the computer and a new power cord. After reinstalling the cords the same thing happened. I have no idea what my next step should be. Can anyone provide any insight as to what might be going on? Should I take it to a repair shop? :tazz:
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it could be our power supply. (i know it's been a while since you turned the thing off originally but) smell the back of the computer near where the power cord attatches and see if it smells "burnt". the only real way to test the psu would be to get another one...
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