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my PC won't turn on after a power cut

By trainsa
Oct 30, 2007
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  1. any help would be appreciated and apologies for not being able to provide a PC spec other than I have a Dell Dimension 8100.
    my pc is connected to the mains via surge protector which i thought was the point of it but since a power cut last night my PC gets no further than the Dell logo before the cursor just sits and flashes in the top left corner of my monitor.
    any ideas what might be the problem so i can maybe try a replacement part rather than a brand new PC?
    Thanks
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    A serge protector only protects from power spikes. For power cuts you need a ups or uninterruptible power supply.

    Use TechSpot's search facilities and you will find quite a few posts on the same subject as your problem that may well help you.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

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