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Computer wont turn on after plugging in charger into socket

Q: Computer wont turn on after plugging in charger into socket

My computer was on and i had the power cord in the top socket in my room and a extension cord in the socket below it. I had the monitor and phone chargers. I plugged in another phone charger that i was going to use with an xbox one controller to play with and the computer turned off and i saw a flash and the socket zapped. I smelt a gross burnt smell coming from something and i noticed a small hole in the power cord that i havent noticed before. The computer would not turn back on. I dont know what to do can someone help me?

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my hp pavilion g6 wont turn on and has a red light on the side where the port is it has not working for 4  months and i took out the battery and power cable and held power button for 30 seconds and put the battery back in and conected the power cable and it lit up white for 3 seconds and turned red please help me as this for school work please if any one can help please  do so 

A:my laptop wont turn on and has red light beside the charger ...

Hello @dylanjmc119,   The Charger/A C adapter seems to be the issue.To confirm Please test the adapter, below link should will help you : http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c00363266   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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I googled for some time and could find solutions without using screw drivers as this has built in battery. I got this laptop like a month ago. its working fine on day 1 but the following days, I cant turn it on without using charger even though the battery is 100% charged. When on battery, it wont turn on. Then I plug in the charger and tried to turn on but it wont start. The plug in light is on. And I would need to wait for around 30 minutes to try to turn on again. When turning on it would show something like this. Sometimes, the screen would blink in dark green and I can hear the starting up sound repeatedly but it just wont start. Anyone can help with solutions without the need to open the laptop as I have no clue to do that? Thanks in advance

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Hi, I have a problem with windows XP. Everytime I turn off my computer by clicking on "turn off computer," I receive an error message popup that states "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to be closed." After that pop-up message, the computer freezes for about a minute and goes back to its normal format (desktop) and the computer DOES NOT TURN OFF.

How do I turn off my computer without unplugging the computer? I try "ctrl+alt+del" to go to the windows task manager to "shut down" the computer but..the computer restarts again and doesnt turn off. Do I have a virus or a windows explorer problem? and how do i fix it? thank you

A:WINDOWS EXPLORER error and computer cannot turn off without plugging the computer

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Hi, I have a problem with windows XP. Everytime I turn off my computer by clicking on "turn off computer," I receive an error message popup that states "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to be closed." After that pop-up message, the computer freezes for about a minute and goes back to its normal format (desktop) and the computer DOES NOT TURN OFF.

How do I turn off my computer without unplugging the computer? I try "ctrl+alt+del" to go to the windows task manager to "shut down" the computer but..the computer restarts again and doesnt turn off. Do I have a virus or a windows explorer problem? and how do i fix it? thank you
 

A:WINDOWS EXPLORER error and computer cannot turn off without plugging the computer

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Everytime I plug or unplug my charger from my notebook, the brightness keeps changing?!?!?  Its very irritating and I've tried everything to try to fix it including going to the advanced power settings and turning off the "enable adaptive brightness."  Nothing has worked, please advise.

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I have a Lenovo G50-80 (Model: 80E5). The issue I am facing is that whenever i plug in the charger irrespective of the amount of battery charged it sometimes turns off the laptop. One of the things i have observed is that if I plugin the charger inserting the jack very slowly into the charging port it usually does not turn off. Has anyone else have this kind of a problem and can help me with this! Its really annoying to have your laptop restart whenever I have to plug it in. (My laptop is almost 3 years old but the problem came up after 2 years i believe.  Suggestions are welcome!!!!!!!

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Hi, just bought the 2-1 laptop last week. I want to enable a notification sound while plugging in the charger and also when I'm unplugging it. I've checked the device sound properties but don't seem to find it. Please help ! vsen

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I have IBM 1871PA2 thinkpad laptop. I have issues that it shuts off few minutes after plugging in the charger or sometimes it just freezes and I cannot do any thing. All I have to do to get back into laptop is force restart. I tried running on AC power without battery. Same issue. Need assistance.
 

A:Laptop shuts off after plugging in charger

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Hello, as I mentioned in subject after upgrade from widnows 8 to windows 10 when I'm plugging in charger screen turns off. The battery is still chargin thou, and when I'm plugging charger out display turns on. I'm waiting for suggestions, Thanks.

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Hi I've been using my X220i for the last 3 years or so and decided to upgrade to an i7 X230 a few days ago. After a few days of no problems, using the same charger I've been using on my X220 (the 90w slim travel charger) I plugged it in to charge while the laptop was powered on. The laptop powered off instantly and now it will not power on again. There are no status lights visible and nothing happens when I plug it in. I have done all the steps of removing the battery and pressing the power button etc and on putting the battery back in the fingerprint sensor light was flickering orange - it is now back to no signs of life at all again other than the left side of the palmrest gets hot when I insert the battery. I am strongly suspecting a fault with the charger fried the motherboard when I plugged it in but am wondering if anyone else has any suggestions before i try to make a claim within my remaining 1 week of warranty. Thnaks

A:X230 dead after plugging in charger

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X230-suddenly-powers-off/td-p/1853378 https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/x230-dead/td-p/1681933 YES, there seems to be some sort of problem!  

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When I put in the original charger to my ThinkPad E555 after pressing the power button, I get a message the wrong charger is connected. But when connected later or when off the laptop charges fine. A BIOS bug? I have BIOS 1.18 and WIndows 10.
 
 
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

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I live in an area with an irregular voltage supply and high probability of power surges. I have my XPS plugged into a ups unit and after I fully shut down the desktop I then unplug it from the UPS to avoid any risk of power surges. When I plug the computer back into the UPS, before I turn it on, it seems to power up temporarily - the power switch comes on and it makes some sound, then it goes off and it turns on fine when I switch it on.
Question is is this normal? I would have expected no activity at all when plugging the unit in.

Thanks

A:Plugging XPS900 into socket, should it come on temporarily before being switched on?

That is normal.  There is a wake setting and a setting in bios to turn on after power loss.  There is a flag in cmos where the system can tell if it was shut down or the power cord jerked out to get it off.
EPS12V systems are never truely OFF because 5V stanby is always on when the power supply has power coming in via  the plug.
 

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The past few days, my laptop has been freezing after about 20 minutes (lately the amount of time has been decreasing to now about 15 minutes). First it would only freeze if it went idle but now it's freezing randomly. It would only freeze when I plug in my charger.

I replaced my adapter to see if that was the problem, but it wasn't. I also tried changing my set up so that my computer wouldn't sleep but still, it would freeze. I also launched CCleaner to try and clean up my registry and though it did fix up some problems, yes once again, my laptop would freeze.

I installed several anti-virus/malware programs as well but none of them seemed to work. They wouldn't detect anything through quick scan but once I try full scan, it would freeze. I tried going into safe mode, but before making it in, my laptop would stop and go into regular mode. And just a few minutes ago, I got the blue screen of death.

Please help!

A:My laptop freezes 10-20 minutes after plugging in my charger.

Make sure the charger has same specs as original factory one.

Run memtest86+ - http://www.techsupportforum.com/2863029-post5.html

Run HDD diagnostics - http://www.techsupportforum.com/2828431-post7.html

Uninstall all of the security apps; reboot after each removal. Install MSE - http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

Regards. . .

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First of all, thank you very much for all your previous help. I'm back with more difficulties. 
 
My laptop (HP Envy dv7) recently forced a Windows 8.1 update. Ever since, whenever I plug or unplug the charger, the screen goes black for a second or two. Troubleshooting didn't fix it? Help is much appreciated.

A:Temporary black screen (un)plugging charger

That means your display driver is not usable for windows 8 and windows 8.1. I would advise you to download and install Windows 7 display driver in compatibility mode and review if it helps.
There are few steps to set up window 7 display driver
 
Install & download display driver
Right click on the driver & go the properties
Select compatibility’ tab and test the box "Run this program in compatibility mode for” and click Windows 7 operating system from the drop down.
Finally click on button ”apply” then “ok” and run the file to install it
 

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I recently bought a new Dell XPS 15 9550 laptop. Whenever I plug in the charger to charge the laptop, the IMDb webpage of the movie "Don't Breathe" opens. This only happens once, i.e. when I plug the charger for the first time and not after that. It's a really bizarre problem, which I am not understanding. Can someone else please shed a light on this?

A:A rogue webpage opens on plugging in charger

You'll want to give the system a deep scan with a malware removed - the free version of malwarebytes will clean up the system just fine.

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Product number: D1C68UA#ABA Serial number: CND3130F7F Hello, I am having trouble with my wifi connectivity. I've noticed that my wifi connection is generally much stronger and stable when I am not plugged into the the power cord. When I plug in my power cord to charge my battery, My wifi signal always loses strength, and most times loses connection. If i unplug the cable once more, the wifi signal will regain strength. I've updated my drivers, reinstalled a couple as well. I've also changed my power options for the Wireless Adapater Settings to Maximum Performance. Still this problem remains. Please help. 

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anyone know how to do this? when plugging in to AC adapter, the system switches to a different power plan?

A:Any way to auto switch power plans when plugging in to charger?

Hi,
In what way,
There are already different settings for plugged in and battery usage
Power Plan Settings - Change

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I was wondering if anyone is familiar with a method to enable sounds for when you plug in or remove a charger connected to your laptop. It is not a problem with my pc, but is an option that is not available for me which i would like to install to let me know if i accidentally unplugged the charger, particularly if I'm working on a full-screen feature. Any help would be appreciated.
I have Windows 7 home Premium 32-bit installed.

A:How to enable sound when plugging/unplugging charger for laptop.

In the System Sounds, there is an option for device connect or disconnect. This will probably do what you want. You will have to assign a sound for those functions.

The System Sounds panel can be accessed from Start/Control Panel/Hardware and Sounds. Click on "Change System Sounds".

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Hi, my new Acer V Nitro laptop makes a short, beep tone (coming from the speakers) when I plug and unplug the charger. I have read online that it is due to the driver and/or BIOS and I have done everything to disable it (installing new driver, searching for options in sound menu of Windows, going into the BIOS settings...). Finally, I have found the solution: deactivating the autostart of Realtek Audio driver on Windows start. Do you think that it is normal to hear this tone? I have completely reinstalled Windows and the tone finally reappeared (only after installing all updates). Thanks, 

A:Beep tone when plugging the charger - Acer V Nitro...

Hi, Well it makes a beep to tell you that the charger has been plugged in. Nothing wrong with this. It makes the same beep when you unplug the charger. It is normal, and it is implemented on more acer notebooks, not just yours.

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I recently bought a wireless 3G USB modem / hot spot. Although i use it primarily by plugging in my PC USB port, It just occurred to me that my smartphone charger also has a USB port. So i was wondering if i can use the modem by using the charger USB port or not. That way i will not have to keep my PC powered on all the time. My charger has a output rating of 5V and 830mA. I reckon there shouldn't be a problem but want to be sure lest i damage the modem.


EDIT: The title should read 'Power' instead of 'Charge'. Apologies for any confusion caused !!
 

A:Solved: Can i charge my USB hot spot by plugging it in the cell phone charger?

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Hey guys, I just got a newly referbished "HP ENVY x360 - 15-w000na" and my charger fits into the socket and charges like it's suppose to, however when its plugged it it moves in the socket. I have tried this with another charger to the same avail however i'm not sure if it should do this. If anyone who has a "HP ENVY x360 - 15-w000na" could please see if the fit of their charger and socket has the same problem I would be hugely greatful. Thank you for your time

A:Charger wiggleing in the socket

Welcome @pivotphone? Without the power cable connected does the power jack on the laptop wiggle??? REO

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Just noticed this whenever I plug or unplug the charger. The laptop lags for 1-2 seconds before returning to normal. This is noticeable when playing games or watching videos. Haven't seen any abnormal drops or spikes with the temperature of the CPU, GPU and HDD which would suggest a hardware issue. Tried doing this while running 3DBenchmark, and there is a huge drop in FPS, from 130-200fps down to almost 16fps esp. when unplugging the charger.Is this normal?

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Hi All,I'd be pretty happy with yoga 3 pro if not one serious problem. It is very easy to break near it's power socket. Look at the photo. When you have it charging it is extremely easy to touch something with a power cord. Its long plug provides a lever, breaking its (metallic!) top keyboard surface doesn't require any force at all. In fact you don't notice it. If you place it on a table you should be careful not to let some book or even a thick pen to be put under a plug, otherwise it breaks the keyboard too. I broke it some time ago, lenovo service center took about 100 euro to fix it replacing the whole keyboard. And that very moment it was clear that breaking it again is virtually inevitable. You just can't think about this plug all the time. And indeed 6 months after it is broken again :-( I think for a device like this a magnetic charging plug is a necessity.

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Hi, I have recently recieved my HP Split X2 back from HP last week because the docking station would charge but the computer would not and now it's the opposite. I turned on my computer it was working fine, I plug it in to charge and i notice that the battery icon didnt change to charging so i unplugged it and plugged it back in and nothing so i undock the computer and that charges just fine i place it back and next thing i know it shuts off on me. i press the power button and nothing but when I hold it down the Windows button on the computer stays glowing if i continue to hold the power button and if i undock it the led light is red. Also if i have it plugged it the windows button will flash 4 times and on the 4th time itll stay lit up until i release it I just got my computer back and  it's acting up again i would really appreciate a way to fix this 

A:Docking station wont charge computer wont turn on

Hi @daniel9909 ,Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome. Please call our technical support at 800-474-6836. If you live outside the US/Canada Region, please click the link to get the support number for your region. They will be happy to assist you immediately.Thanks.





Please click ?Accept as Solution ? if you feel my post solved your issue, it will help others find the solution.Click the ?Kudos, Thumbs Up" on the bottom left to say ?Thanks? for helping.I work on behalf of HP

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Hey there & thanks for reading this...Today I was repairing a mouse (as I always do) which had the problem of some short circuits... I was testing it using my Lenovo Z510 usb port. It was on sleep mode. I put the port in and suddenly I saw my laptop's off. I tried to turn it on but no clue! Not even one LED is turning on on the device... I tried the power supply but the same story! not even battery power LED turned on... I tried the 4-5 mins power hold trick but nothing happened...Any clues how to solve this problem?*BTW, I surfed the net for this issue, people with other laptops took out the battery, hold the power button for a minute, get the battery back & BOOM! The laptop turned on! but the thing is that we can't actually remove battery from this device... So, if this is the only way to solve the problem, Is there a way to use up the whole power saved on battery until we could reset the Cmos???***Thanks...

A:Z510 won't turn on after plugging suspicious USB d...

Hello and welcome,
 
Did you check the USB socket for damage - bent contacts?  Could be a shorted +5V pin.
 
Z.

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i took my computer apart and cleaned the insides and put it back together and now it doesnt turn on. what went wrong??
 

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Computer won't start troubleshooting suggestions

Hi,
Try each one in this general order until problem is fixed:
1) check all your connections including your memory, power connectors, cards, fans and ensure the 4-pin connector for your CPU is installed if your system requires it. If you have removed your memory, make sure it is the correct slot(s). Not all slots work. I don't know if this will prevent the computer from trying to boot. At any rate, every motherboard manual details exactly how RAM should be installed for that particular board. If problem persists:
2) test the power connection with a lamp
3) make sure your on/off switch (if you have one) on your power supply is ON
4) remove the cables from ALL drives and restart
5) also remove unnecessary cards and non-cpu fans
6) Borrow a power supply (sufficient power and appropriate 20 or 24-pin connection)

I've seen this happen when a connector is improperly placed. The motherboard and/or power supply can detect an inappropriate power surge and not even start.
Some people have accidentally joined power connectors to each other, usually when hooking up system fans.

Your system can turn on and start booting to the BIOS with only the motherboard, a power supply and I assume some RAM (though I'm not positive the RAM is requied). It does not even need the monitor, although you obviously won't see what is happening but you will hear the power supply start. In general, with such a fault if the... Read more

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Any help would be greatly appreciated,

Well i originally posted this in the Asus motherboards support forums but frankly i havent gotten all that much help there i was hoping you guys could give me some more help getting my computer to work and im hoping i dont have to rma some parts but i will if necissary. I troubleshooted myself while waiting for awnsers on the forum so the last post is most up to date (so i suppose you could start there if you wanted although may miss some background information.

Asus forum posts-

1 ) Ok so i was building my new computer here are the specs
conroe e6600
Asus P5b Deluxe
2 x 1gb corsair xms2 ddr 8000
evga gts 8800
gamexstream 700 watt power supply

I had it all put together and when i plugged in the power to the motherboard the light went on. But when i pressed teh power on the case the fans would spin for a second (including the cpu fan) but then would stop. I decided to trouble shoot by taking out components until it was just processor, mb, ram, and case. I even undid many of the screws. I booted it up and voila everything seemed to be working (i dont remember if the cpu fan was spinning). Next i added more screws tested again and worked as far as i could tell (i dont remember if the cpu fan was spinning). Finnaly i added teh vga card and i tried connecting a monitor. I booted it up and get no video. When i am inspecting it running i notice the cpu fan is not spinning. I immidiately turn it off. I dont know why... Read more

A:My computer wont turn on :(

Well... I read MOST of that

First question, are you CERTAIN that your motherboard is not shorting out on your case? The motherboard CAN NOT touch the case at all. If it does, your system will not boot. When you screw in the motherboard to the case, there are special "stand off" pins that you are supposed to be using.

This sounds like a high possibility as to what is causing your problems, as you mention screws not being screwed in a few times.
 

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I don't know if this is the right place to post it in but I couldnt find any other place. Well I went out and left my computer on I came back and I saw it was off. I clicked the on button on the tower wouldn't turn on. The safe guard cord couldn't of burn out because the monitor and printer would turn on. I disconnected everything and than reconnected and still wont turn on. While doing that I noticed a small green light on the back of the tower. About the site of a out of order light. It was flashing at a kind of medium slow level. If i was quiet enough I could of heard it ticking at the pace the light was flashing. I unplugged the master cord for the tower and the light would still shine but faster and the ticking was faster too. I wondered to myself how could something be flashing if no power was attached to it. This computer is only about 4 years old. Not even. I can't tell you the specific model yet because im at my friends huse but ill soon tell you. But I do know it is a HP Pavilion. Thank You

A:Computer wont turn on

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We'll need to know the model of the HP and the location of the flashing light. Is it on the power supply (near where the power cord plugs in) or lower like by where the network cable plugs in?

Do you hear any beeps?

Are the fans spinning or is it as if you never hit the power button when you try to turn it on?

Post back with the info requested and we'll go from there.

BTW, this post should've been in the Hardware section of our forum, so I'll have it moved to Hardware Support> Motherboards, Bios, and CPUs.

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Hello. When i switch on my pc everything lights up and fans spin for less than a second then turn off. However a single vanity strip light stays lit above the cd drive. I have to unplu the power cable to be able to try again. Im not that tech savvy but cannot see any lose connections inside.
Any ideas?
 

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I recently put together a new computer. I have used it for about a week now, today I got home and my computer won't turn on. I am guessing bad power supply but wanted to check if it might be something else.
The mother board that I have is a Biostar K8NHA GRAND Socket 754 ATX Motherboard, DDR400, 1394, SATA RAID, 6ch Audio & GB LAN

I am using a AMD 2600 sempron

I received an error message two days ago saying there was a problem with the processor and the setting adjusted. When going into the Cmos (hope thatís right) I found that everything was on the lowest settings. My computer froze up once since then but no other problems. When I press the power button my computer lights flash for a brief sec and then nothing... Could this be the power supply or the processor?
 

A:Computer wont turn on!

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This has been hapening for a while, i go to turn the comp off and nothing happens, in order to turn off i need to go to switch users and then turn off!

Not a major problem, but a niggle none the less!

Help!
 

A:Computer wont turn off

Hold down the power button without letting go for 10 - 15 seconds.

This could be because of any of the many reasons like, stubborn programs or TSRs, virus, damaged drivers and so on.
 

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I recently tried ti reset my cmos by removing the battery for an hour then putting it back in. But m
Pc no longer turns on now... What did I do wrong?

A:computer wont turn on

Hi xxsomethingxx,

It may not be the battery, have you checked that the power supply is plugged in correctly and that its switched on at the back? A simple mistake i know but i have found myself subject to it many times,

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My boyfriend turned his computer off before we left for church yesterday and when we came back he tried to turn it on. He pushed the power button and the only thing that came on was the fan and the light for the cd drive turned on. The blue power button didn't even turn on and the monitor didn't turn on [[the light stayed orange]].

He said its done that before, but the reason was because of dust, so we unplugged the CPU and took the side off to look in and of course there was dust but not enough to make it stop working. We cleaned it anyway, plugged it back up and it still wouldn't work.

Any suggestions?

A:Computer wont turn on but fan does?

By the way his CPU is gateway.

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okay so it all started like 3 weeks ago when my fan stopped running in my computer. this is the fan that works with the liquid cooling system. i figured i would talk to my buddy about it and have him fix it or something but until then i could probably keep on gaming.

(i realize the stupidity in this now but then i just wanted to play man!)

Then sunday morning...
i was turning on my computer ready for some intense gaming when the monitor did not acknowledge my system was on.

i had no idea what could be wrong so i researched a little and started playing around. i opened up my PC to find some blue liquid all over the place, mostly on my top video card. further investigation showed my liquid cooling system had begun leaking, what could i do but try and clean up. so i cleaned off the caked on blue **** and plugged everything in and stuck a towel under the leak and started up my computation system. Everything seemed to be working now.

(yah again i see how retarded this seem but at the time i just wanted to play...)

alright so today i was playin some games when quite suddenly my computer turned off. it did not shut down it just turned off. i felt around in the computer(grounded of course) and it was quite hot inside(particularly the box thing i think is the CPU). i let it all cool off then i tried to turn on my computer. nothing happened at all no lights no fans no noises. the only light i see on is a tiny red flashing light on my motherboard that seems to b... Read more

A:computer wont turn on help please

I think you already know the answer to your question.
 

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I'm sure you guys might have seen this before but i searched and looked for some things on this site and I have a different problem.

In my computer upstairs I have a NVIDA Geforce 6600 GT Graphics Card.
I went to play my game and it said your graphics card is outdated.
So I went to the site and installed NVIDA Geforce 6600 GT graphics card.
At the end of the instalation my computer restarted,
When my computer was loading up it was working fine, then when it gets to the part where it says windows, it doesnt show that part and stays black almost a really really dark blue color.
Is there any solution to this?
 

A:Computer wont turn on

WAT WAIT!! EDIT: When I Try Going Into Safe Mode. A Blue Box Comes Up That Says Choose A Boot Configeration And If You Put Defualt Boot Then It Does The Same Black Screen And All.
NOTE: Reformating my computer is not a problem but it's a hassle. Thats why I'm trying to figure out a way around this problem because if i dont i have to reinstal my sound driver, my 2 antiviruses, my steam, my games, my yahoo, my macros, my pal talk, My bots. Those are hard to get back in a short ammount of time. Ps: i reformatted this computer atleast 7 times.
 

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I have another computer that is Xp Home that wont turn on, I Press the button to turn it on and it'll only go so far, So i decided to reinstall windows on it and when it goes through it detects the windows disc and installed it. But when i restarted the computer it still did the same thing it wont boot, i changed the bios to boot from the Hard Drive but nothing happens.

Can anyone help?

A:Computer Wont Turn On

How far does it go? What do you see before it fails?

If it boots ok from disc, but not from hard drive, that suggests to me that it is a hard drive or mobo problem, reset CMOS? Might help, im just guessing here.

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My computer won't turn on (not this one I am posting from a laptop) I have tried connecting and connecting all power sources made sure everything was on. The monitor which is plugged in is flashing green so it is definitely receiving power. I fear it may be the power supply or a hard drive failure but have no idea.

I am worried about losing data as well. The irony is I had just purchased an external hard drive and was going to back up that computer in the next few days.

any help would be appreciated
 

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computer wont turn on please help me!!

i had just build a new computer, and at first it worked perfectly, i was able to play games and all, but after 2 days when i quit a game the computer suddenly shut down and when i try to turn it on it appears all is going to work but in just a few seconds all shuts down again, i don't get any messages of errors, i can only see the message "off mode in 5 sec." in the screen, but this will appear even if i disconnect the screen from the computer

can this be a power issue? or could it be that it overheat because of the game?
 

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Could you please give your computer specs? this will help sort out a problem
 

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im fixing another computer for someone,
and there is no power at all, im thinking its the power supply or the power button!
i cleaned the inside
 

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It is a HP Pavilion running on Windows XP. When I press the power button nothing happens but the green light on the back goes on, however none of the fans or anything goes on. Right now I think it might just be the switch, or at least thats what im hoping it is. Would there be any way to check that or turn it on without the switch working properly? Thanks in advance.

A:Computer wont turn on

We'll need to no more info about your computer setup, give us your system details, be as complete as possible. It could be your psu, or LED wires may have come loose from connection.
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Could a slightly low Power of 16.7v output from the external power supply be preventing the computer box turning on, it should be 19v 130W  ? 

A:computer wont turn on

@vkfisherman, welcome to the forum. When requesting help you should always include the make/model (i.e. p6-xxxx) of the computer and/or monitor. This information is necessary for us to review the specifications of them.

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My motherboard power light is on, but the PS fan does not move. I did the test where u stick a paperclip in the PS ports, and the PS fan and tower fans start up. but when i plug the PS into the motherboard, the PS fan or comp fans dont start. im thinking maybe the PS has enough power to run fans when i jump it with a paperclip, but doesnt have enough power to run the MB.

Anyone have any ideas what could be wrong ?
 

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I have an intermitent problem with my computer. It seems to work fine but every now and then it won't turn off. It's stays on the shutting down screen forever and I have to shut it down manually.

I have Vista Home Premium Service pack 2 64 bit. I've been having this problem for a little while and I scaned with Avast, Spybot and Malawarebytes and everything was fine.

Any ideas what might be causing this?

A:COmputer wont turn off.

there could be multiple problems causing this, but try reading some of these articles and they might help you out.

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Hello. I have a Asus cg series desktop computer. It is a 64 bit, and I am running Windows 7 home premium. I was doing a system update, and after I used it for like a half-hour. Than after that my computer turned off and when I start the computer up it stays on the Asus startup screen. I tried booting my Windows 7 recovery discs and when I try restoring my computer it says that my computer has no partion memory. Idk what that means. Than when I click restore computer to full HD it says error code. No memory. Idk what to do. I think it's the hard drive but I don't know it's a new computer

A:please help my computer wont turn on.

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it says that my computer has no partion .....it's a new computer




No partition means, that the Hard Drive has probably failed. How "New" is this computer? If you just bought it from a store in the last 30 days, you can take it back and get another one.

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Hi all,

When i try and turn my computer on they light on the front of my computer turns on but the pc doesnt boot up. At the same time the lights on the speakers flash on and then off they also make a noise like they have power for a second and then nothing. this has been happening for a few days now but at 1st it would do it and then you walk away and come back and it will turn on like normal but now its gone from that to it wont turn on at all. I changed the power lead into a different power socket in the wall but the same thing. I always scan for virisus and clean the pc and registry. Thanx ............

Im told it could be the power supply unit but If anyone else had any other info on what it might be please post their ideas, cheers
 

A:PLEASE HELP!!!!! My computer wont turn on

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

From your description, it sounds like your psu(power supply unit) may have failed. Try another psu and see if that helps.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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