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Computer not turning on

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mike M, Dec 12, 2009.

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  1. Mike M

    Mike M Guest Thread Starter

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    i have a computer a compaq sr1278an and sometimes it never turned on when i pressed the on button it would do nothing and at the back where the power supply on the computer is a yellow light flashes very fast constantly. This happened at random times and lasted about 3 days then it would turn on fine. its been about 6 months now and its still doing it does anyone know what this would be?
     
  2. crjdriver

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    My first thought would be a failing pw supply.
     
  3. frustratedad

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    Seconded.

    Try another PSU in it and see if it works.
    I know that around here, a lot of the local tech shops will let me bring in my box and test out at PSU.
     
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