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Old 12-12-09, 04:26 PM
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No power

I have a five year old dell computer. While using I had a quick
power outage. The power went off and back on in a matter of
three seconds.Now my computer will not turn on. Is there
a fuse or could it be something else? I would appreciate any
and all responses. Thank you in advance. Ron
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Old 12-12-09, 06:32 PM
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Do the fans still run? If not it may be the power supply. Doesn't take much to fry an old capacitor. Never seen a fuse on the power supplies I have had. On that though I may be wrong.
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Pull out the 5"x5"x5" power supply cube and look for internal fuses.
Old 12-14-09, 10:27 AM
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I wouldn't open the power supply if I were you. There are hazardous voltages in there. The surge of the power coming back on probably killed the power supply. A 5 year old Dell may have a standard power supply that you can replace with one from a store such as Best Buy, or you can order a new one from the internet
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My question is was your computer tower plugged into a power bar or directly to the wall...? sounds like a surge may have got you...if it was its a matter of finding out what parts are fried
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If the power supply fan spins, then you can try to reset the motherboard. Most motherboards have a jumper that can be moved that will reset it. Or you could probably remove the battery from the motherboard and let it set for a minute. Reinsert the battery and try again. Just know that you may have to reset the bios.
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