Computer won't restart if turn off!

Cybe R. Wizard cybe_r_wizard at
Wed Sep 19 01:38:53 UTC 2007

megan <meggalen at>  said:
> Hi,
> A big thanks to those who helped me with my synaptic packages manager
> sources troubles, and yes I have been able to configure evolution
> after I changed my email address.
> A little more than one month ago I installed Ubuntu 6.10 on a HP
> Pavilion a520n, from a dvd in dual booting with Windows XP. I don't
> know if it did it the first time (I almost never shut off my
> computer)  or later, but when I shut off my computer I couldn't turn
> it back on. There was no more power. If I unplugged it and plugged it
> back a few minutes later that worked the three first time and I had
> been able to turn it on. After the third time it didn't turn on at
> all, no more power in the computer. I thought I had a windows virus
> and I changed the hard drive. The power came back. Then, I changed my
> computer of location and had to change the power supply, it turned on
> ok. Now if I turned my computer off again it does the same thing I
> have to unplug it to have the power on. Does anybody knows why my
> computer is doing that? Did I configure something wrong somewhere or
> is it a problem with the computer itself? Your help would be
> appreciated Thank you 
> Megan
I think you have a hardware problem.  Check your power button.  It's
probably going bad and failing only intermittently. 

Cybe R. Wizard
Nice computers don't go down.
	Larry Niven, Steven Barnes
		"The Barsoom Project"

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