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compaq presario 5000 power button problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by habeansha, Jul 23, 2005.

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  1. habeansha

    habeansha Thread Starter

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    i have a compaq presario 5000 w/ pentium 4 1500 mhz 512 mb ram, with windows xp
    i recently tried to start it up and i pushed the power button but it wont start at all. i am sure it is plugged in and it is getting power since there are two little green lights in it. whenever i push the power button another little green light goes on but the computer doesnt start. i checked all of the connections and they all seem to be in good. Can anyone help me solve why it wont start?
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    It really could be any on several hundred issues, but its unlikely to be "the power button".

    Its likely to be a hardware failure issue, and unless you have "spare items" such as power supplies etc on hand to try replacements, its really a job for the service people?
     
  3. habeansha

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    i have an extra computer that is pretty old but it works. it has a power supply so should i try that one with it but if it doesnt work than what should i do?
     
  4. kiwiguy

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    If its "pretty old" its likely to be of a different type (AT vs ATX) so thats not always possible. Also the Presario may have a "custom sized" power supply that is not physically interchangeable in size (HP/Compaq are often but not always like that)

    My main concern is that unless you have an electronics background and understanding, a minor problem could easily be made into a major one at this stage, no disrespect intended.
     
  5. habeansha

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    what could have caused this problem though?
     
  6. ineedhelp890

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    Are those little green lights on the motherboard? Does the system POST at all. We need more information.
     
  7. hartbeatmr

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    Hi habeansha
    The best way to find out if a PSU is bad. Go to compusa or bestbuy and spend 15-20$ on a PSU tester. Unplug the 20 pin connector plug in the tester and if any lights are out then the PSU is bad. It is that simple.
    hartbeatmr
     
  8. habeansha

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    well i fixed but i dont really know what i did. i just kind of unplugged and plugged everything back in and was about to give up but then i plugged it in and it worked
    so thanks anyway
     
  9. habeansha

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    i guess it wasn't a permanent fix so now every time i turn on my computer it doesnt start. I then have to wiggle around all of the wires and then it starts working. I am kind of getting tired of this so does anyone have a solution?
     
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