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trouble shooting

By texasbabe62 ·
my computer wont come on what could be the problem. it comes on for a brief sec. and then shuts right back off

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by djent In reply to trouble shooting

It sounds like a failing power supply or a shorted device. You can try to disconnnect every thing bu the display card and floppy drive, if that works reconnect one device at a time till you find the failure or overload the power supply.

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Power switch.

by jardinier In reply to trouble shooting

If you really mean a brief second, and the computer switches off before starting to boot up, the problem would most likely be a faulty power switch.
DO NOT do as I once did and repeatedly flick the power switch. This will cause mini surges to the BIOS which can cause permanent damage.

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by FunInAlaska In reply to trouble shooting

Perhaps it is time to replace the battery? Check on your computer manual for changing it. It is a simple job.
Maybe that will help.

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