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06-13-2011 07:36 PM
Have an old HP A6030N and the computer has always ran fine.
Today it was on when we had a power outage.
After the power came on 5 hours later the computer won't power on when I hit the power button.
The green light on the back is glowing so I know that it has power.
What could be my problem?
Thank you for the help.
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06-14-2011 02:46 PM
Hello Broke Brain: I think what might have happend is either before or after the power went out is that you could've had a power surge that on the surface caused the PC not to start hopefully you had a decent surge protector between the computer & the wall.
that is what happened to me on March of this year when the heater blew out in my home because the room was very cold
I ran a space heater connected to my old(15 yr.old 1500 joule) surge protector to my new PC quite naturally I was worried
that another computer bit the dust relatively quickly but 3 days later I brought a newer one with a higher joule#(4320)
& my computer is contentedly sucking the AC if not you might have killed your MB, the video card & everything meaning you might have to get a new one
hope this helps
if worse comes to worse my sympathy & condolence to your loss
06-17-2011 11:00 AM
You should open up your PC and measure the physical dimensions of your power supply. Here is a list of things to consider:
- Total wattage - important
- 12+ volt amperage rating - important
- Modular - not mandatory but I like the flexibility
- i7 and SLI ready
- Efficiency rating
- Physical size -- standard ATX PSU is 5.5" by 5.9" by 3.4" give or take a few tenths
- A single 12+ volt rail is a better choice.
www.newegg.com has lots of PSUs choices. Corsair, OCZ, Rosewill, Thermaltake.....
The Corsair CX430 or CX500 are reasonable choices for a god quality power supply. I recommend the CX500 as it would give you the ability to add in a decent graphics card in the future if you desire to do so.
06-22-2011 04:27 PM
OK, I got the old HP back up and running like new.
After trying everything in the book, unplugging Memory ETC, I just ordered a new power supply.
The Corsair CX430 (cheap) and I installed it and guess what?
Still No power. I guess it was not the power supply.
Just when I'm ready to give up I see this tiny modem card for a dial up modem and figure I'll take it out as I must have missed this the first time around. Low and behold as soon as I removed this card the computer started right up.
Now I have a nice new Corsair CX430 power supply that I have no use for.
I'll keep it for future problems as a apare.
Thanks to everyone for their great help on this forum.