No Power P8 side?

By thewolfe
Dec 18, 2002
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  1. thewolfe

    thewolfe Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 287

    It was evidently a short because I took everything from the case, plugged it all in, one at a time, and it ran fine.

    So....I re-installed everything, one at a time and all is well.

    Not sure what happened but it fixed.

    Thanks for the help.
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    I'd get that checked out then, because short outs can be pretty dangerous to your eqipment and personal safety. It might be worthwhile to disassemble your system and take a look at it. Make sure you didn't misplace any metal motehrboard spaces or a screw hasn't rolled under the motherboard.

    many times, these things cause permanent damage - so your quick recovery is a good thing. :)

    Brownouts and surges can also play bad tricks on your computer.. In many instances they can actually destroy a PSU or motherboard. If you live in an area with frequent brownouts or old electrical wiring, it might be useful to invest in UPS or nice surge/noise surpressor.
  3. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    older intel chipsets are bad about locking up like wolfe describes. couple of years ago I had a dell P3 733 mhz with an 820 chipset. one day I tried upgrading my Cd writer and low and behold wehn I plugged it back in and hit the power switch everything lit up for a second and went dead. couldnt get anything after that. I pulled the board and took it to a freinds house that had a dell power supply and the board posted fine. so I figured the power supply was dead. since dell uses proprietary connectors with it's power supplies and mobo's I shelled out over 100.00 for a pc power and cooling dell compaitable power supply, when I installed it everything was still dead. by then I had completely striiped the machine and put it back together still nothing.

    finally a friend told me to strip it back down and add a part at a time hitting the power switch after each install I had only done a few parts that way when it booted and it's still running fine today.
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