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Solved Computer won't start after power went off

December 6, 2012 at 00:23:35
Specs: Windows xp

POWER WENT OFF IN HOUSE NOW COMPUTER WON'T START. LIGHT FLASHES ON POWER BUTTON

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December 6, 2012 at 07:57:10

I'm not hopeful but try this:

Turn off computer, unplug mains, then hold power on/off button in for about 20 secs.
There's just a slight chance that the hardware is remembering some data corrupted when the power failed.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks



#1
December 6, 2012 at 01:56:07

We know you have a computer. That is all we know. You need to provide more detail. laptop or desktop? Brand and model.

Typing in all caps is considered shouting.


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#2
December 6, 2012 at 01:57:00

Firstly, please release your capslock. Typing in all capitals is considered shouting.

Often when there is a power failure it is accompanied by a surge that damages components. A flashing LED does not guarantee that the powersupply in your system wasn't damaged. That is your starting point. Without a known good powersupply you cannot begin to test other components.

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#3
December 6, 2012 at 06:05:25

My mistake, I see now you posted a Dell XPS400.

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December 6, 2012 at 07:57:10
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I'm not hopeful but try this:

Turn off computer, unplug mains, then hold power on/off button in for about 20 secs.
There's just a slight chance that the hardware is remembering some data corrupted when the power failed.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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