my computer has no power

February 3, 2012 at 18:21:43
Specs: Windows 7
no power and the power supply light is very dim..... sounds like a static popping sound when i first plug it up... the light flashes quickly from bright green to dim?????

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#1
February 3, 2012 at 18:26:10
Likely something in the power supply has failed. Would strongly recommend (due to the "popping sound") that you leave it unplugged and have a technician take a look (unless you're comfortable diagnosing/replacing it yourself).

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#2
February 3, 2012 at 18:40:04
thank you... i looked it up on HP website and followed all the steps even unpluged the components in the diagram and still no change in the light... i didnt see any burnt wires or anything that looked out of place... but then again i never looked inside a computer before...

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#3
February 3, 2012 at 20:07:01
The power supply itself probably needs replaced, hopefully it is a standard power supply and not proprietary. You can sometimes smell a burnt power supply, sometimes it looks no different than a good one. My concern is sometimes a popping sometimes shorts out the mainboard as the power supply fails. Hoping that's not the case, power supplies are cheap enough, but I tend to agree with T-R-A, you may wish to have a technician check out the power supply etc, if that is all that is wrong it should not be an expensive repair.

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