my computer tower

February 17, 2009 at 17:14:20
Specs: Windows xp
my computer tower is a compaq and when i press the power button the light tunrs green and then it goes red and blinks red i don't understand why its doing this just bought it last week

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February 17, 2009 at 17:54:56
It would help a lot if we knew what model of Compaq your computer is.


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February 17, 2009 at 21:03:52
where would i find that on my computer sorry im not good with computers

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February 17, 2009 at 21:31:07
Trent T this is what my computer is do you think you can give me a hand

Compaq P4 PC with 256MB RAM

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February 17, 2009 at 21:33:46
Has it ever worked or is this the first time you used it. Did you buy it new or secondhand.

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February 17, 2009 at 21:37:40
i bought it secondhand from ebay

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February 17, 2009 at 22:56:52
Power LED blinks red once every
2 seconds.

1. Power supply overloaded or short detected. Unplug computer from
AC power source. Unplug internal power cables from all devices and
unplug PCI cards. Reconnect devices one at a time to identify the
2. Diskette drive power cable not properly connected. Ensure that all 4
pins on the drive are connected to the power cable connector.
3. Power supply shuts down after system warms up. Thermal overload
caused by bad fan. Replace power supply.
4. Power supply will not turn on because of internal power supply fault.
Replace power supply."

I got that out of a Compaq Deskpro troubleshooting guide.

Your problem is power related. I would try all the steps listed above.

If this system is still under warranty by the EBay seller, I would notify them about it. If you don't wish to do so but want it fixed, I would take it to a professional technician or tech savvy friend since you say you're not good with computers.

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