Hi y’all! :waving:
I mostly use my Dell laptop for everything. It is about 2 years old and is in front of me now as I type these words.
But, I have a [B]Dell Desktop[/B] sitting at my left…it is about 5 years old. I maintain the antivirus and microsoft updates on it…just in case of a crash on the laptop…
I will have a backup computer.
However, I tried to power up the old desktop today (by pushing the button on the tower, as usual)…and nothin’.
[U]It is plugged in[/U]. I tried un-plugging it for a minute, then re-plugging it…the “on” button lights up…but the computer doesn’t come on.
It should be mentioned that I haven’t tried to turn it on in about 3 months. But, I have let it sit idle longer than that on other occasions, and it powered up just fine. It should also be mentioned that our city has had 2 power outages in the past month. One outage lasted all day…and the other one occurred when we were out-of-town.
No one lives in my household except me and DH…and he doesn’t know what a computer “on” button is! So no one has tinkered around with it in my absence.
Does anyone have any idea what has happened?
Do you have any “fixes” I can try?
I will be very grateful for any and all feedback. Even if it is to say “Make funeral arrangements. Your desktop has died.”