Power goes out in my house, computer goes off and won't start.

By Homepickle
Dec 15, 2007
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  1. Yesterday, the power went off in my house for unknown reasons. When I went to check my computer, it was off and when I tryed to turn it back on, it would not turn on. Now I don't know much about computers, so any ideas on what the problem could be would be really great.
  2. mscrx

    mscrx Newcomer, in training Posts: 829

    the power supply maybe is damaged. could also be just the fuse for the power supply. you probably need to open the computer and check this first.
    can you tell us what the computer actually does now. does it show any reaction when switching it on or is it just quiet and no fan or something moves, no sound, no nothing?

    mscrx
  3. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 2,031

    Hello, Homepickle, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

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    With regards to your problem, the sudden loss of power could affect a few parts of the PC, if you press the power button and nothing at all happens then it is most likely that the power supply has broken.

    Follow these instructions and if it turns out that your power supply is broken then that should be all you need to replace.

    Suspect a Dead PSU? How to be sure
  4. Homepickle

    Homepickle Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    It shows no reaction, not one thing comes on.
  5. mscrx

    mscrx Newcomer, in training Posts: 829

    then its the power supply - pretty sure. you may need to replace it
  6. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 2,031

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