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Is it my Power Supply or something else?

By kazuma56
Dec 2, 2005
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  1. Well, I don't know how this happend but I'll try to explain it.

    Yesterday around 7:00 one of my co-workers had informed me that the power at his house unit went out, so i called my brother and he confirmed it (he was using the PC at the time the power went out). Now when I arrived home around 10 or so he told me the PC won't turn on... I look and the power button is just flashing repeatedly....anyone know what could have happend to it?
  2. s3xynanigoat

    s3xynanigoat Newcomer, in training Posts: 141

    Something about the ground on the PSU being broken and now you need a new PSU and/or motherboard. Before you do that though, try changing the wall plug or surge protector plug that the computer is plugged into.
  3. kazuma56

    kazuma56 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    i'll try that, but since i have no net connectivity outside my home (library or friends are my only resource atm) I probably won't get back to this thread till tommorow or even later then that.

    So it could be the Mobo too....I don't know that much about PC's but that would mean buying everything over again (if it didn't fry my other stuff)
  4. mossimoboy

    mossimoboy Newcomer, in training Posts: 212

    If your PSU was plugged directly into the wall, never do that, it could destroy any number of parts in your system. See which parts work, especially the PSU and motherboard, and get a surge protector.
  5. Mirek

    Mirek Newcomer, in training

    Power supply went down?

    It happens but seldom that with external power problems mobo is killed. First disconnect all stuff fm yr mobo,
    take it out and make visual check. If U don't see burned places there's much
    hope. Then reset BIOS. Try to check mobo with other PSU, then U'll know
    if mobo is OK. Some mobos have fuses (poly-fuse), which should reset itself but sometimes they don't. How long yr mobo was working before without
    cleaning, maintenance?
  6. kazuma56

    kazuma56 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    It was my PSU, took it to a store and got it repaired...I'm gonna look into that surge protector thing...maybe as a christmas present to myself.
  7. Mirek

    Mirek Newcomer, in training

    That's quite positive!

    Hi Kazuma,
    I know it's sometimes easy to say but harder to do - but don't save on
    anti-surge stuff - by sthg fm middle shelf.
    Wish U no more troubles.
    Mirek
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