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Computer stuck in power save mode

by Tebo44 / November 20, 2010 1:02 AM PST

Hello, so I've really been having problems with my computer

I remember several months ago when ''restarting'' my computer that it stopped working & just staying in power save mode. Then when I'd actually try to turn on my computer from a shut down, somtimes it would stay in power save mode as well, to the point it almost always does.

If I unplug the back for a minute or 2, seems to be the only way I can get it to start now.. I left my computer on for a week straight because of this issue, then finally shut it down.. I opened the side & vaccuumed inside, after that it worked perfectly, and it even started up fine first few times... 2 days later it's back to how it was

I'm just wondering what could be causing this? It runs perfect when it's actually on.

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by Tebo44 / November 20, 2010 1:05 AM PST

incase anyone is wondering my computer is 2007, HP Pavilion a1700n with an LG monitor

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Your story and the symptoms are
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 20, 2010 1:21 AM PST

Known to be caused by the BAD CAPS problem. The machines don't start and might start after a few tries. If you google BAD CAPS you find what to inspect for.

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