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JP180
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Desktop Computer doesn't turn on

Hey I have an HP Pavilion a6742p and I can't get it to turn on, when I press the power button the green light on the back of my computer turns off. I figured out that if I disconnect the power plug and reconnect it or if I hold down the power button for about 5 seconds the green light turns back on but the computer does nothing. I tried disconnecting the power source from everything and reconnecting and still nothing. The computer stopped working after a power outage ocurred, but when it ocurred the computer wasn't even on. Any ideas on what's happening?

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Re: Desktop Computer doesn't turn on

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JP180,

First of all, welcome to the user forums.

The procedures for tesing the power supply are here:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bph06788&tmp_task=solveCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=...

 

The specs on your unit:http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01628403&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=3875703#N87...

 

The power cord supplies a minute voltage to the PSU and motherboard in the OFF position. That said, IMHO your old 250W PSU has not survived a power spike.

 

Good news is that your in the position to make choices. New PSU, and maybe a nice PCIE graphics card.

An energy efficient PSU can save you $$ in the future. The meaurements are important. These units are all 5.9 x 3.4 x  "X" long. The "X" is depth into your case. The PSU in your case is 5.5"  L (or depth). Some of these listed below are longer.

Rosewill (exact fit PSU's):http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007657%2050002177%20600037997&IsNodeI...

 

You need to measure for these.

Corsair:http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007657%2050001459%20600037997&IsNodeI...

 

If you elect to also upgrade the graphics,  ask.

 

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