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written by Zjc92 on Feb 14, 2007 02:04
Have any of you ever had your computer randomly power down and not come back up when you hit the button, and it turned out to be nothing? I doubt that last part. I'm screwed.
written by Cryoburner on Feb 14, 2007 02:32
Did you... err... make sure it's plugged in? A cord could have come loose. I suppose checking all power connections would probably be the first thing you would want to do.

You should also provide more information about what it does when you press the power button. Does anything at all appear on the screen? Does it sound like the computer's fans are running? Does it momentarily power on, only to turn off again? Or is it completely silent, watching and waiting for the perfect moment to strike, when it will devour all humans and use their skeletons to form an army of super robots bent on galactic domination?
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written by Zjc92 on Feb 14, 2007 02:36
No, I checked the connections. Phhbbt! Nothing. It won't power in even the slightest way (Maybe the power supply is on strike). Anyway, I require a computer. I'm a comp.geek and an aspiring hacker, so I need it! But it's totally boned (tech. term) I need help on troubleshooting. heal plz.
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written by Tom on Feb 14, 2007 03:26
I know someone who had that exact same problem. It's probably the power supply. Almost certainly, I'd say. Although...it could be a problem with the power strip or outlet it's plugged into, but ...probably the power supply.
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written by Zjc92 on Feb 14, 2007 03:38
Ok, i reset the power supply, and it works. But that must be a sign of power supply problems. Suggestions?
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written by Tom on Feb 14, 2007 04:06
What did you do to reset the power supply? flip the switch on the back? I don't know much about power supplies specifically, but if I were you I'd get a new one, since using malfunctioning one might damage your motherboard, or other hardware. Be careful, though, because if you have a Dell, (possibly this affects other manufacturers as well, especially the "budget" ones) they often use non-standard ones. Dell =
written by Cctrigger on Feb 18, 2007 16:02
Check the fuse in the power lead. Stumped me for literally weeks untill i stopped thinking to complexly and checked somthing as simple as the fuse.
written by Pomato on Mar 01, 2007 04:00
Yeah, that does happen

If that fails, you could always try hitting it with a hammer. It's not likely to solve anything, but it's fun. If you happen to have a rocket launcher lying around, give it a go.
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