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This is a discussion on Potential Power Supply Issue within the RAM and Power Supply Support forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. Several days ago, my computer suddenly lost power for no apparent reason. It was plugged into the same surge protector


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Old 11-01-2012, 03:12 PM   #1
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Several days ago, my computer suddenly lost power for no apparent reason. It was plugged into the same surge protector as a variety of additional components. (In fact, it and the other components had been plugged into this same device for years with no problems.) The other components, however, did not lose power. The power button on my unit then began blinking slowly. I then pressed the power button to no avail. I attempted to plug the unit into a different power source but that did not resolve the issue. I finally unplugged the power cord from the back of the computer for a few minutes. Once the light on the power button stopped blinking, I reconnected the power cord to the computer and to the surge protector. I then pressed the power button and the unit indeed powered up. However, the following morning, the issue occurred yet again. I took the unit into my computer repair folks. They checked the unit for several hours and found no problems. They indicated my power cord seemed fine... although I purchased a new one just to be sure. I brought the computer home and it worked fine for two days (using the new cord) before experiencing the same problem. It has since shut off two more times and I've been able to power it up again both times as described above. Any ideas? I'm guessing this will be a simple one for you. But it's simply frustrating for me. Thanks so much!
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This sounds like a classic psu failure to me so what is your psu?
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