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Computer won't turn on after a power outage.

My city had a power outage yesterday, and now the computer won't turn on at all. I've had this happen on a work computer in the past, and it ended up being the power supply, which was a fairly easy fix. In that instance, when pressing the power button I at least got the flashing green light to appear on the button. This time I get absolutely nothing. Could it be the same issue, and if not, what other problems might I be looking at?

I'm hoping nothing major as I've read on a few strings that a sudden absence of power shouldn't damage your computer.

I have a Systemax Beast IV Desktop PC
AMD Phenom Quad Core
3 years old

Please help,
thank you - Lori
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  1. psu -> motherboard -> components
  2. Best answer
    Most likely a PSU. It has happened to me once and I even had an APC power backup and surge protector. Try another PSU I bet it will work.
  3. thank you, I'm on it.
  4. you need to take the computer apart and start with the power supply to see if it's still operational. If the ps still works, then connect it to the motherboard (outside of the computer) and see if you can get it to POST with a screen connected to the video port.

    Then let us know
  5. schnitter said:
    ... I even had an APC power backup and surge protector...

    You had this happen with a UPS? what model was it?
  6. Have you tried leaving it unplugged for 30 minutes?
  7. dingo07 said:
    You had this happen with a UPS? what model was it?

    It was an APC brand don't know rhe model. I contacted APC and they paid for the PSU and sent me a new model APC so I can't complain.
  8. schnitter said:
    It was an APC brand don't know rhe model. I contacted APC and they paid for the PSU and sent me a new model APC so I can't complain.

    Great, but was it a UPS or just a surge protector?
  9. It was the power source. $45 and 15 minutes of my time. Thanks for everyone's input.
    Problem solved.
  10. Best answer selected by lamonavon.
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