Power Cut - Computer wont switch on

  computernumpty 09:30 18 May 2015

Hi We had a power cut at the weekend, the power went quickly on & off a couple of times, then went out for about 40 mins. The computer was on for the first couple of cuts, I then turned it off at the wall but didn't unplug it. There is a little green light flashing on the back but it wont power up at all.

  Batch 09:46 18 May 2015

Does it make any noise at all when you try and power on?

Do any fans start spinning (can you hear any whirring)?

Is it a desktop PC?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:05 18 May 2015

Unplug everything from the PC

make sue no discs or USb devices connected

remove mains plug

press and hold power button for 30 seconds

reconnect mains and retry to boot.

  robin_x 16:26 18 May 2015

I suspect Failing HP PSU which may be fixed with a Hairdryer problem

Probably bad capacitors (you can't reflow solder with a hairdryer)

If it happens often get a new PSU.

Bargain PSUs can be had from eBay. Also connector adapter cables if the age and connectors are wrong.

But search for Your Model PSU first to check prices

  robin_x 16:31 18 May 2015

(I didn't insert the eBay link. Have PCA got a deal?)

  robin_x 16:36 18 May 2015

S'alright. It's me.

  bumpkin 18:39 18 May 2015

robin_x, thanks for the link I was thinking of a Summertime break.

  robin_x 18:58 18 May 2015

Thanks. I've scanned with ADW and Malwarebytes and TDSS. (W10)

I am clean but it still shows a link. Spare laptop doesn't (W7)

No other redirect symptoms. Hey-ho. I'll leave it.

  robin_x 19:35 18 May 2015

Making new thread about PCA. Good luck to OP and wait to hear their further thoughts on non-booting PC

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