My Computer Will Not Turn On, Please Help!

By Montauk ยท 4 replies
Aug 17, 2007
  1. Hello everyone. Ok, here is the deal.... Today a bad storm started rolling in, so I shut down my computer and unplugged the surge protector from the wall.

    After running into town and back (approx 1.5 hours) I plugged everything back in, and my computer would not start. EVERYTHING else plugged into the surge protector powers on: speakers, monitor, router and hub, external HD, desk fan, everything except my computer powers on. The only thing that is on is a little green light on the motherboard.

    I have tried the following:

    Flipping the reset switch on the power strip

    Flipping the power supply switch on and off

    Reseading various hardware

    Checked, rechecked, and rechecked any / all cables inside and outside of the computer

    Unpluged the computer's power cable from the surge protector and plugged it directly into the wall.

    Nothing is working.

    Now, I did not unplug the ethernet cable from the computer, but if it had been hit by lightening, wouldn't the cable modem, hub, or heck even a TV have gotten fried?

    The only things I can think of doing is A) Buying a new power supply, or B) a new motherboard. What do you guys think? Please help, this is just super frustrating....I have a two thousand dollar footrest.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    The motherboards NIC (network Internet Connection) could have been fried... Do you have an on-board NIC or a separate PCI NIC?
  3. Montauk

    Montauk TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The onboard NIC is what I'm using, and I have no other atm.
  4. Montauk

    Montauk TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok turns out it was the PSU. I ran to Staples today to pick up a cheapy PSU to test it, and WOOT! Now to get a real PSU from Newegg and return this one when it gets in!
  5. poertner_1274

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