Shock ran up ground wire and into power supply, computers no longer loads up!

By devin589
Feb 2, 2009
  1. a few days ago i was plugging my pc and monitor in. as i was plugging in the monitor the ground wire for the cord to my power supply got to close to one of the positive and negative terminals on the monitor cord as i was plugging it in, there was a huge shower of sparks and a shock ran up the ground wire and into my power supply. I would like to know what parts may of been damaged and what i would need to do to fix the problem. The computer turns on but nothing shows up, for a few seconds when it first starts up everything sounds normal, the cpu makes a little clicking noise like it always does when its functioning but a few seconds after boot up nothing at all happens. the screen is just blank, i know its still sending some kind of signal to the monitor otherwise it would just say,"No Input Signal" and then go into stand by.
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415


    the PSU is most definately stuffed, just pray the board hasnt taken a battering as well, the fact that the monitor isnt saying no input is normal when plugged into the PC even with the power off, it says no signal when you unplug it from the PC only, and is not a sign that the board is ok.
  3. devin589

    devin589 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I hope the motherboard is fried, I just bought it a month ago and how would i go about fixing the PSU? or do I have to buy a new power supply?
  4. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Well unless your an electronics engineer then its a new one your going to need to buy,and i think you meant, "i hope the motherboard isnt fried"
  5. devin589

    devin589 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well thanks for the help Ididmyc600, i guess i gotta make a stop at the computer store. and yea, i hope my motherboard "isn't" fried, i make alot of typos when typing to fast.
  6. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    no worries let us know how you get on,oh and do watch your wiring...
  7. devin589

    devin589 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok, ill be sure to let you guys know in a few days.
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