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Dead PC

By mylestheslasher
Sep 25, 2006
  1. Hi,

    Recently I was trying to put a PCI card into my pc to allow me to connect a SATA hard drive to it. The PC was working fine before I started. I opened the cover, slotted in the card, re connected the power and turned on the power button. However, there wasn't a blip. No lights, no fans turning, no HD swirling - nothing. Now, i tell a slight lie cos when I pushed the power button the 1st time the three indicator light beside the power button flashed for a nano second and then went dead. This didn't happen again. My 1st suspicion was the PSU, but I am suspicious of how the adding of a PCI card could kill it. I am worried maybe I damaged the motherboard. To start, I changed the fuse in the plug and all the cables but no luck. I removed the PCI card and still no luck. Anybody got any suggestions...

    Thanks in advance,
     
  2. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    did you properly ground yourself and unpluged the power cable?

    Try a CMOS/bios reset..
     
  3. mylestheslasher

    mylestheslasher TS Rookie Topic Starter

    YEs

    Hi,
    Yes I did earth myself and unplug the cable. I suppose I am concerned that I might have collided with something when I went into the case. I will try a reset and see how I get on. Thanks.
     
  4. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,216   +1,240

    What type of PCI card was it? Also what motherboard are you using?
    If you remove the PCI card does the system power up?
     
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