Computer not booting up

Question

Hello.

Well I have a HP desktop about 3 years old. After owning it for about 6 months or so I had a problem with the computer not starting up everytime. I took it too a RadioShack and they replaced the fan on it. That didn't solve anything as the problem continued. One day the computer would start, one day it wouldn't. Then it got to the point where it might start maybe once a week if I was lucky.

What I tried for a while was unplugging the computer after everytime i used it and then plugging it when I did need it. THat worked for maybe 2 or 3 weeks but then even that didn't work. So now its at a point where even when i push the start button, there isn't even a sound and nothing lights up. So thats the problem. Thank you.

Answer

This question was answered on January 28, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The best Way to solve this problem was to replace the Power Supply rather than the Fan The fan does not provide power to the PC it only help it keep the power supply cool In addition you also a fan keeping the processor cool The best thing to do is to have the power supply replaced.

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Posted by jose of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on January 28, 2005