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HP/Compaq power supply green light flashing


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#1 moviegeek71

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:23 PM

(in reference to HP/Compaq computers) If the green light on the PSU is flashing, does this generally mean that the PSU is bad?


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:03 PM

not usually. What specific computer are we speaking about, and what exactly is the computer doing?


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:23 PM

I have two computers, an HP a410n & a Compaq SR2013WM, both doing the same. I plug it to power and the green light flashes on the power supply and the computer will not come on but if I unplug the ATX from the mother board and wait a minute and plug it back into the mother board then the green light will become lit solid green, then it will power up.



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:52 PM

Try resetting the CMOS (theres usually a jumper, if not just remove the CMOS battery for a minute) and see if that fixes it. Did both computers start experiencing the problem at the same time, are they both plugged into the same power supply/circuit, did something out of the ordinary happen?


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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:03 PM

Two unrelated incidents. The Compaq was in a lightening storm without a surge protector and the HP just "stopped working" one day. I will try your suggestions, it might work on the HP but I think the Compaq needs a PSU.






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