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Computer won’t boot up , power light comes on for about 5secs then goes off

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Pavilion 23 q150

Having trouble starting computer , little blue power light comes on for about 10secs then goes out anyone have any suggestions 

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Greetings @ROB104


Welcome to HP Forums and Thanks for the post. 


I understand that your computer is not booting to the desktop and the power light comes on for 5 seconds and turns off, is that right?

Not to worry, I will be glad to assist you. 

Have you tried any troubleshooting steps on your own?

Do you have any external devices connected to your computer?


Recommend you connect a USB keyboard to your computer and perform a BIOS recovery. Click here

Check if the issue is resolved, if the issue persists, try the steps suggested in this guided troubleshooter


Keep me posted. 

I am an HP Employee

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Any update to report?


Personally, I would never try a "BIOS Recovery" as the *FIRST* step when trouble-shooting.

It is too "invasive" for my liking.


If you power-on your computer, and choose to enter BIOS SETUP, does it power-off "by itself", while you are viewing that "setup" screen?  That's a sign of a power-supply, or motherboard, problem, not a problem with the BIOS.


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