Electric flash...

By Shinshan
Mar 25, 2013
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  1. Hey... So I had my PC lying on it's side, and my phone was plugged in via a back USB port, I moved my phone and there was a flash of light from the area of the USB port it was plugged into, this caused a switch in the fuse box to trip and my PC won't turn back on. The LED on the motherboard that indicates that it's receiving power isn't turning... I don't know what to do. I've spent so much cash on this to the point where I'm broke now and can't afford new parts.

    Anyone have any ideas on this?
    Problem or solution?
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Could be busted PSU if lucky, or if unlucky other parts too. I don't really know what to suggest apart from: try another PSU; or try jumping the PSU to turn it on and see if it works.
  3. Shinshan

    Shinshan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah, I've done the paper clip test about 14 times now and it's blown.
    Somewhat worried about the other parts cause if that electric flash came from the PSU wires, it was the CPU connector...

    I'm sending the PSU off to be RMA'd tomorrow and won't be able to test the rest until then.

    The worst part of all this, I just had Bioshock Infinite bloody pre-loaded :(

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