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Went to turn it on and it will not power up.

Nothing in my office seems to show a power surge.
But machine will not boot up.

No Power at all.
Yeah, I did the usual. New Cable, new socket etc.

How can I check to see if it's fried all the way?

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It's probably the power supply. A multi meter will tell you everything.
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unplug it.
Remove battery.
Press sleep and power buttons together.
Replace battery
Plug in
Press sleep and power buttons together.

Works on some...worth a try.

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I'm  with Graeme.  The "smart" batteries in laptops are often a root cause.  Remove it altogether, leave it out of the computer, plug in the computer and turn it on.
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Who said that it was a laptop?  Read the title, of the post!  It says Desktop!
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Thanks guys.  It's a desktop. Lenovo seems to thing that you only need on power switch.   Not even a on/off on the power supply.  So you think it's the CMOS battery?
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I don't think it's the CMOS battery.  I still say that it's the power supply which is located at the other end of the cable that connects to the wall outlet.  There are plenty of after market power supplies available.  Goolge Lenovo model # replacement power supply.
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Thanks.  I think I have the power supply concept down since the XT days.   Just don't have that equipment anymore.


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Who said that it was a laptop?  Read the title, of the post!  It says Desktop!


Hey, anonymous dude... rudeness, five yard penalty.  [smile]

And once again our "all jerks are anonymous" rule is re-proven.


Sorry, Curt, I've never even HEARD of a Lenovo desktop.
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Along those lines, I was amazed how cheap a power supply tester was when I picked one up ages ago.  When I started with PCs, it was all Fluke stuff and three or four figures.  Now it's like twenty bucks.
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I brought it off the shelf because I was really busy in cloud projects and just needed a basic I7 chip for better performance.    My other three towers are all involved with VMs and "Cloud to On Premise and then to Cloud again" stuff.

God forbid large clients build Dev and sandbox environments.

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You don't have to feel bad because you bought a Lenovo.  I'm considering a Lenovo M73 Desktop since Mark clarified the UEFI thing. 
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I brought it off the shelf because I was really busy in cloud projects and just needed a basic I7 chip for better performance.    My other three towers are all involved with VMs and "Cloud to On Premise and then to Cloud again" stuff.

God forbid large clients build Dev and sandbox environments.


So it's a new purchase and it blew up? Sorry to hear that, Curt. Still in warranty?

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Just a month over 1 year.  You know the drill.  Seems like all my machines get a project. They are almost like file folders.  Each has an environment.  Like a Win10 laptop I use for a CRM /Scribe insight on Prem project.

Another for a long term Share Point support project , etc.


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When I opened up the machine I found it to be very simple.  By simple I mean there is not much you can work with.   My servers are all black boxes. I prefer standard parts and components.  
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