[Novalug] Computer died after power failure
brandon20va at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 24 19:01:01 EDT 2007
Can you describe the power outage event in more
detail? Did you just trip a breaker? Was it during a
I would think that just 'pulling the plug' would not
harm the system, but a surge probably would.
--- rosejw at cox.net wrote:
> I have a relatively new computer that seems to have
> die the other day after a power failure. After
> doing some preliminary look I figured that maybe the
> power failure burnt out the power supply. So I got
> a new power supply(corsair hx620w) and installed it,
> yet computer still "seems" dead.
> I say "seems" because the mother board does seem to
> work, all the fans in the system power up and spin,
> the DVD and cdrom drive doors open and close, but
> the heard seem to spin up, yet I get no power to the
> keyboard(ps2) or mouse(usb) and nothing on the
> monitor. There are no beeps or anything from
> motherboard(asus a8n-sli) and the cpu fan spins.
> I'm at a loss on where to even look now.
> I removed the sound card and tried again, no change.
> I removed the video card and sound card, but no
> change. I removed the cdrom and dvd drives, no
> It looks to me that the motherboard itself got
> damaged, but I don't know for sure.
> Any help I can get to try and find out what the real
> problem is, I would appreciate it. This machine
> is not more than 2 years old.
> Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
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