12-01-2011 07:10 PM
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?
12-02-2011 10:28 AM - edited 12-02-2011 10:29 AM
First of all, welcome to the user forums.
The procedures for tesing the power supply are here:
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?Sub
You need to measure for these.
If you elect to also upgrade the graphics, ask.
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