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Solved Start Button problems on HP 8200 Elite Small form factor

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by muckmail, Aug 11, 2019.

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  1. muckmail

    muckmail Thread Starter

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    I have a HP 8200 Elite Small form factor computer.
    It now has windows 10 on it but most likely had windows 7 in the past.

    The start button on the front of the computer it will not start up the computer.

    Most of the time this problem occurs but now and then I get lucky and the
    computer does a proper boot after repeated push button attempts.

    How should I trouble shoot this problem?

    Thank you
     
  2. muckmail

    muckmail Thread Starter

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    Looking at this problem farther I noticed that when I shut the computer off with windows 10 the power
    supply fan remains on. At that time, I push the start button and the computer does nothing.

    If I remove the plug from the power supply to remove power & stop the fan,
    I can restart the computer after it is replugged in. The computer must be
    unplug & replugged to get a boot up.

    Is this some type of grounding problem or is there something else?

    Thank you,
    muckmail
     
  3. managed

    managed Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Some Power Supply Unit (PSU) fans will still work even if the PC is switched off but even so I think you have a PSU problem and will need a new PSU.
     
  4. muckmail

    muckmail Thread Starter

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    I have several traditional desktop PS's laying around but they are not
    the Elite Small form factor PS's.

    Could I use one of them to test the above suggestion?

    Is there something I need to consider before doing that?
    Should I consider PS ratings on a test PS?


    Thank you,
     
  5. muckmail

    muckmail Thread Starter

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    The memory sticks was in the wrong slots.
    When I rearranged the memory sticks the problem was solved.

    Thank you,
     
  6. managed

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    I'm glad you solved it. (y)
     
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