Bad power supply or something else?

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Cassaundra55

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My power supply went bad after a lightning storm so I had it replaced. Not even a month later my computer stopped working again. Nothing will turn on but there is a green light lit up on the power supply. Not sure what is wrong.
 
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You can try unplugging the power cord, push the power on button a couple of times then plug it back up to see if it comes on.
 

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It is very possible that other parts ie motherboard, ram, etc were damaged during the pw surge.
IMO a pw supply tester is not a definitive test of the pw supply. It does not test the unit under a load. The very best pw supply test is to swap in a known good pw supply. Do understand that if a pw supply tester shows your pw supply as OK, it can still be the cause of problems.
 

Cassaundra55

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It is very possible that other parts ie motherboard, ram, etc were damaged during the pw surge.
IMO a pw supply tester is not a definitive test of the pw supply. It does not test the unit under a load. The very best pw supply test is to swap in a known good pw supply. Do understand that if a pw supply tester shows your pw supply as OK, it can still be the cause of problems.
I looked at the power supply tester but it costs almost as much as a new power supply. So I am just going to buy a new power supply and if that doesn't work I will probably just look into replacing the computer. It's ten years old so it is probably just time to.
 
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