Hello and Happy Holidays.
Helped my MIL replace her old HP Pavilion a6110n whose PSU appeared to have given up the ghost - would not power on and on the back side of the computer/PSU there was the little blinking green light.
Wound up replacing her old machine with a new Windows 8.1, (she was ready for a new desktop) tweaked it with the Classic Shell app - which works like a charm and then took her old HP home with me (after saving and transferring over all her Docs & Pictures).
I've been toying with any number of Linux distros in the past two years, so I thought, "what the heck, I'll find a cheap power supply online, throw another stick of RAM in there and fuss with it..."
After doing some online searches for known issues like this and also scoping out what a new PSU was going to cost me, I came across this article, which mentioned using a hair dryer, blowing for several minutes on the back of the PSU.
Well, I've seen and heard some weird things in the past 5 years but this one seemed pretty weird, and then I thought, "well, I've got more Time than Money, so what the heck?"
3 minutes later it's powered up and humming along nicely on the kitchen table.
Next step is to let it run awhile (couple of hours) and then see if it reboots. Then unplug it, move off the kitchen table and see if it powers back up on the Computer table.
Wanted to put this out there in case anyone needed a quick fix for something like this.
Strange but good days.
Edited by Winterland, 22 December 2014 - 07:40 PM.