interrupted power and now won't boot?!?!

Hewlett-packard / Pavillion a705w
October 2, 2009 at 07:21:08
Specs: Windows do, unknown
I am running windows xp on this desktop computer. It is a HP Pavillion a705w. Last night my husband unplugged the computer without properly shutting it down without my knowledge. I went to start it up today and it won't boot up. There is a green light by the power supply on the back where it plugs in to the computer, and all that does is blink rapidly and makes a clicking noise. The power button blinks blue but it won't start up. I have pictures on this computer that haven't been backed up yet and I don't care if it's ruined it's an older computer but i just want to try to get it turned on one more time to get the pictures off of it. Anyone have any ideas?

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October 2, 2009 at 07:27:30
It sounds like it might be the power supply that's the issue.....but it's very hard to tell without some hands-on tests. Your best bet will likely be to take it in to a reputable shop to have a professional diagnose the issue for you.

Worst comes to worst, you could also get them to back up the data on that hard drive while it's there. But I suspect that won't be necessary as it's likely something that can be fixed fairly easily.

However, if it is something serious, like a blown motherboard, they would be able to do a backup for you I'm quite sure.

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October 2, 2009 at 08:45:31
Thanks Curt. I called and they think it is the power supply also. They are coming out later today to look/fix it. Thanks so much!!!

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October 2, 2009 at 15:12:44
Always a pleasure! Thanks for getting back to us and letting us know what's going on.

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