Welcome guest. Before posting on our computer help forum, you must register. Click here it's easy and free.

Author Topic: power outage and now computer wont start  (Read 2394 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

shashgo

    Topic Starter


    Apprentice

    Thanked: 2
    power outage and now computer wont start
    « on: October 14, 2009, 04:20:25 PM »
    There was a power outage recently and now when I turn the computer on, it wont turn on, no lights no fan, nothing.  Is it the power supply or could it be something else, and so how would I find out?

    Cmputer is a compaq presario SE1365L desktop

    Allan

    • Moderator

    • Mastermind
    • Thanked: 1207
    • Experience: Guru
    • OS: Windows 10
    Re: power outage and now computer wont start
    « Reply #1 on: October 14, 2009, 04:20:47 PM »
    I would guess Power supply

    Computer_Commando



      Hacker
    • Thanked: 494
    • Certifications: List
    • Computer: Specs
    • Experience: Expert
    • OS: Windows 10
    Re: power outage and now computer wont start
    « Reply #2 on: October 14, 2009, 04:22:18 PM »
    Is the receptacle live?

    EEVIAC

    • Guest
    Re: power outage and now computer wont start
    « Reply #3 on: October 14, 2009, 04:33:06 PM »
    Yah, I would first try plugging the computer into another receptacle...if that doesn't work, borrow a power supply of equal or greater wattage from another computer and install it temporarily, for testing.

    If it doesn't work after installing the power supply, then you'll need a new motherboard..

    rthompson80819



      Specialist

      Thanked: 94
    • Experience: Experienced
    • OS: Windows 7
    Re: power outage and now computer wont start
    « Reply #4 on: October 14, 2009, 04:58:49 PM »
    This is practically an ad for using a UPS.  I live in a fairly high lightning area with frequent power outages during the summer and I wouldn't be without one.

    Computer_Commando



      Hacker
    • Thanked: 494
    • Certifications: List
    • Computer: Specs
    • Experience: Expert
    • OS: Windows 10
    Re: power outage and now computer wont start
    « Reply #5 on: October 14, 2009, 05:34:16 PM »
    ....compaq presario SE1365L desktop...
    No such model number, no wonder it won't turn on!

    shashgo

      Topic Starter


      Apprentice

      Thanked: 2
      Re: power outage and now computer wont start
      « Reply #6 on: October 15, 2009, 05:45:12 AM »
      so assuming it is the PSU, can I just take one from any other computer to replace it?  In other words, are they all the same?

      Computer_Commando



        Hacker
      • Thanked: 494
      • Certifications: List
      • Computer: Specs
      • Experience: Expert
      • OS: Windows 10
      Re: power outage and now computer wont start
      « Reply #7 on: October 15, 2009, 12:52:37 PM »
      ..In other words, are they all the same?
      No, unless it's from another same type computer.

      shashgo

        Topic Starter


        Apprentice

        Thanked: 2
        Re: power outage and now computer wont start
        « Reply #8 on: October 15, 2009, 09:00:43 PM »
        so then what your saying is that PSUs have different power ratings also?  How do I check if the PSU from one computer will work with another?  These arent the same type of computers, but the PSU fits in the other computer case properly.