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hp slimeline has power but wont start

February 17, 2011 at 08:56:04
Specs: Windows 7
I have a hp pavilion slimeline s5212y. It was giving me a message on the monitor that it was going to sleep. The monitor would shut down and I would have to restart the computer. Now, when I press the power button, the tower light turns blue but nothing else turns on, I don't even hear a fan. I apologize for the lack of info. earlier. I'm not real computer saavy (I'm not even sure how to catagorize this ) I hope this is good info. it has 320gb hard drive, 3gb system memory, intel gma 3100 integrated graphic, intel pentium e5200, windows 7. Thank you very much for any help in this matter. I

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February 17, 2011 at 15:01:35
I would say from that description that the power supply has failed. If it's under warranty, contact HP. If not it's time to buy a new power supply.

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February 17, 2011 at 23:43:37
Thank you very much for responding. This is very helpful. I will continue to diagnose while I go after the power supply as a problem. Would this explain the earlier symptoms of the monitor going to sleep?

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February 18, 2011 at 03:50:00
press the power button for about 10 secs, till fully closed down.
pull the battery and the power cable wait a minute then reboot with just the power supply, if all works well put in the battery.
the sleep message may have been a key combo,

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....

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February 18, 2011 at 04:35:26
What battery, it's a desktop.

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February 18, 2011 at 22:18:40
Thanks again. I've since taken the cover off and pressed the power button. All the fans move for a fraction of a second then stop. The LED light on the back stays solid green. Am I able to diagnose if it's something other than the power supply? Or will that take special equipment. This is all very frustrating since the computer is only 13 1/2 months old, (just past warranty). I'm quickly starting to hate HP. I really appreciate any suggestions.

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