Computer won't restart if turn off!

Ashley Benton meggalen at
Wed Sep 19 02:56:56 UTC 2007

Thank you for your answer. I already checked the power button but I am not
sure it helped at all. I opened it (the power button) and put back one of
the wire but I'm not sure I put it back where it was, but anyway I had the
problem before I touched the button. Is there a way I can start the computer
without touching the button to see if that works?
Also, I downloaded a upgrade for my Bios but they had only one for Windows,
so that,s a .exe file is there any way to change it to an Unbutu file or is
there anything else that I can try?

On 9/18/07, Cybe R. Wizard <cybe_r_wizard at> wrote:
> 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
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