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HP Pavillion not powering up

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by beerglass, Jul 8, 2008.

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  1. beerglass

    beerglass Thread Starter

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    A friend of mine phoned me tonight to tell me her old HP Pavillion had begun to struggle to power up over the last few days.

    A big fat zero occured when she tried to turn the pc on over the weekend - it did power up after a couple of attempts. Gradually the number of attempts have increased until tonight when any number of button pushing would kick that monkey into life.

    She has checked the power cable is fitting tight and the pc has not been removed.

    Any suggestions?

    B
     
  2. dan_mccartney

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    Bad power supply. Thats my first thought. Well dead power supply.
     
  3. beerglass

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    Thanks for the swift reply.

    Would it be just worked to death and can it be replaced?**



    **down at a local pc shop or by an enthusiastic ham like me?
     
  4. dan_mccartney

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    Yea they can do that. And yes they can be replaced. You could do it if you wanted to. They are extremely easy to take out and put back in. You just have to make sure that you give everything power once you get the new one in.
     
  5. beerglass

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    Many thanks.

    I'll get round and have a look at what is plugged in where from the current power supply unit and take it from there.

    All the Best

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  6. dan_mccartney

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    Good luck. Let me know if there is anything else I can do for you.
     
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