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Old 12-08-2006, 11:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm new here and I'm generally pretty good at reading pinned threads and stuff but I'm having to use a different computer to usual and it's incredibly slow so yeah basically I hope this hasn't been said before frequently or anything ...

So yeah, my computer was OFF and we had a powercut in the night. In the morning, after pressing the on button (it might've been happening before), the light on the front started blinking pretty fast and now won't stop unless I turn off the power. It starts again immediately as I turn the power on again.

If I press or hold the computer on button at all, it does nothing.

Pleeeease help!

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Old 12-08-2006, 11:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The light at the back, just below where the power cable goes in, is also flashing. Makes a little ticking noise. Flashes at the same rate as the other one.

I've tried different sockets, and the same happens.
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Old 12-08-2006, 12:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It sounds more like a short in the power button than a problem with the power supply.
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Old 12-08-2006, 05:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This has happened to me Before, Disconect thr PC from the mains and leave for 5-10 mins - then hold the power button - Now plug in the mains.
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Old 12-09-2006, 05:56 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I tried holding the power button and plugging in the mains like you suggested but it didn't work

If it was to do with the power button, how would I go about fixing it?

And could it also be a problem with the power cable?
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Old 12-09-2006, 06:21 AM   #6 (permalink)
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yea, i've had a power cable not work after i done something really stupid (close to what yuo're explaining but more life threatening). anyway try a different cable and see if that works
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Old 12-09-2006, 07:16 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Tried my bro's cable, no worky

Does that mean it has to be the computer's power button or something complicated and hard-to-fix inside the computer?

I was hoping there'd be some sorta quick-fix but I guess maybe not

Any other suggestions?
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you can try jumpstarting the psu by connecting the geen cable and the black one next to it...lemme get a pic.

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Eek ... That sounds pretty difficult ...

So I just put in the paperclip and flip the power switch?

And where are the wires?
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