Power supply??

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silvershield

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I have a HP Pavilion A610Y, and it wont boot. I just plug it in, and It sort of "clicks" (i am sure its not the hard drive). The HDD light blinks every second, along with the power supply light on the back. The CPU fan doesnt start, the system and power supply fans dont start either. The powre supply fan "twitches" and it seems like the system is in some kind of loop. I called the tech support, and they told me I needed another power supply. This is a fairly new computer though... (1 1/2 years). It doesnt go to the post screen, and no display on the monitor... I think it could just be a jumper for the power button or something similar.... please someone tell me what is going on
 

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edit: here are the specs for it:
2.6 GHZ Intel P4 Procesor
80 GB Seagate HDD
Intel Extreme Graphics 82845G Chipset
MSI Motherboard
Realtek AC'97 Audio
 
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sorry, but it would appear that they are right. your PSU has crapped out.

if you really want to test it anyways to be sure, then unplug ALL cables/connectors from the PSU leaving ONLY the AC power cord plugged in. then locate the ATX power connector (the biggest one, 20 or 24 pins) and put a jumper accross the green wire and the black wire right next to it, if the PSU works, the jumper will force it to turn on without a motherboard attached to it. (this procedure is not good for a PSU, so if it works, then shut it off quickly)

Compaqs are not bad computers, but they are also no top-of-the-line, it doesn't surprise me that they would put a cheap PSU in it. consider yourself lucky that it didn't take out the rest of system with it when it died.
 
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