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My Computer Will Not Boot Up


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#1 twinmomma

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 01:19 PM

I think that I got a surge on my computer that caused the cpu not to boot up. The monitor works, I cannot get the cpu to come on. No lights on it, no clicking when I hit the button. I need to get the programs off of the hard drive and move to new computer. How do I do this? I have programs installed, that I do not have installation CD's for. Are they recoverable. HELP!!

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 02:00 PM

WAG, but reading your description I would say you need a new power supply
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Posted 24 March 2008 - 02:06 PM

How hard is it to change out the power supply?

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 02:30 PM

Actually, it's quite simple. The main thing is to get the proper one and make sure it fits. Just be careful while inside, the you don't knock any plugs/wires loose. I'll try to scare up a tutorial w/pictures for you
Good place to buy power supplies www.newegg.com
Nice guide on power supplies http://www.10stripe.com/featured/psu
While the computer is opened, it would be a good time to clean it up. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials
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Posted 24 March 2008 - 02:57 PM

Could be useful: http://www.fonerbooks.com/r_power.htm

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 06:36 AM

A simple method for replacing the power supply:

Unscrew the power supply from the case
Open up the new PSU and place it next to the case
Try (gently) to lift out the old power supply cords
Each time you try, you'll find a wire that's connected between the computer and the PSU
Disconnect it and replace it with one from the new power supply. Do this until all the wires (from the old PSU) come free
Then you can screw the new one in and boot it up!
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