Hello all. Yesterday night before going to bed, the computer froze up and I shut it down by holding the power button down for 5 seconds. Today when I woke up, I found out that my tower was completely dead. I tried starting it up, but not a fan or a buzz or anything was heard from it. I felt the case and it was cold everywhere, as expected.
I checked the back of my power supply and saw that the light was blinking green and making a faint clicking sound. I peered inside my computer and found out that the same green light with the sound was also on my mobo. I worked for 20 minutes, trying to find out what would cause this. I decided to drop it and went to school [yes, I go to school].
I come back home and to my surprised, the computer is working good as new! In fact, I'm typing on it right now. I'm a little paranoid about shutting it down again because I'm afraid it may freeze up. Any explanation to why this happened? How can I prevent this in the future? Thanks.
Sometimes the power button does not pop out all the way, and the system stays in reset.
My HP system has a cool looking blue backlit button that sticks, and I saw similar symptoms. Now I always double check as I boot up.