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Solved: Compaq Presario - flashing green light, will not turn on

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mlhensley2013, May 3, 2011.

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  1. mlhensley2013

    mlhensley2013 Thread Starter

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    A couple weeks ago during a thunderstorm, the power went out, and when I came home my Compaq Presario desktop would not turn on. The computer was on a surge protector. When plugged up a light below the plugin on the back flashes green, but nothing happens when the power button is pushed. I have tried other power cords, nothing worked. All of our pictures from the last few years are on this computer. Help???
     
  2. TheShooter93

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    Are there any LED's on the front that would tell you if the computer is powered on?

    If so, do any of these turn on or blink when you press the power button?

    Have you tried opening the side panel to make sure everything is secure?
     
  3. mlhensley2013

    mlhensley2013 Thread Starter

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    No lights come on in the front.

    I have opened the side panel but... I honestly don't know what I'm looking for.
     
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    When you press the power button, do any of the fans spin? Is there any noise coming from the tower at all?
     
  5. mlhensley2013

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    I have the side panel off, when I press the power button, absolutely nothing happens. The only noise is the flashing green light on the back, it makes a barely noticeable clicking noise every time it flashes.
     
  6. TheShooter93

    TheShooter93 Cody Malware Specialist

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    Sounds to me like a dead power supply, or the motherboard is fried.

    I suggest bringing it to your local computer shop for them to take a look at.
     
  7. mlhensley2013

    mlhensley2013 Thread Starter

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    Okay, thanks for your help!
     
  8. TheShooter93

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    You're welcome.

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