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ryandme

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After normal computer usage I turned off the unit completely and then turned off the surge protector. A couple of weeks later I unpluged the surge protector 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 or the surge protector so I purchased new ones. 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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Seen this a few times..... first check all power connectors( particularly to the floppy ) in the computer. i'd also check for dust buildup.... particularly around the cpu, memory and video card. Then I'd also look to see if anything is shorting out the board. And finally try a new power supply.
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Hi,

I agree this can be any number of things all witch involve opening the computer case and removing parts so if you have some knowlege of computer hardware we can help you if not it would best be taken to the shop.

Rick
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can you guys recommend anywhere specific...no offense to the geeks out there but the boys at our local best buy seem to always leave me with more questions then solutions...

this seems to be my problem too as my computer just will not start up. It played fine then one day i pressed the on button on the front and it didn't react at all...then one day it came on but the computer froze and since doesn't boot up when powered on...the computer is hooked onto a surge protector and the monitor et. all power on without a problem. The CPU light will breifly flicker when the power is pressed. :tazz: :)

I have used a can of endust to remove any dust that was present but still the same problem...
how would you know if something was shorted on the motherboard..? :)

as such i am uncomfortable taking my computer apart to check it....which led me to post in the get-go...would you guys know anyone to recommend? --specific companies...?
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