How to get the computer to power up properly?

Question

I am having problems starting my computer. It began a few weeks ago, starting to get slower and slower when i pushed the button to turn on my computer. Finally, this morning, it would not start at all. There is a buzzing noise coming from the back of my computer, which makes me think that it is getting some sort of power. In the past, I've had to turn it on and off over 20 times before it eventually booted up. The cables are all working fine. What else can I try?

Answer

This question was answered on March 17, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

This most likely has to do with your power supply Check to see if the power supply is connected properly to the motherboard If the computer is connected through a surge protected outlet sometimes the circut breaker button has to be pressed sometimes in order to bring the power back.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 17, 2004