Computer Fried ? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-17-2006, 06:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 14
Question Computer Fried ?

Hi guys,

Yesterday I was downloading movies while I was away from home .. came back and saw that the computer was off ?

Then, when I attempted to power it back on .. it wouldn't budge.

Here's the current status,

After I switch the main power on, there's a led light on the mainboard which is on.

Then, when I press the "on" button on the system, there's a light on the "on" light and the network card, after which it goes back to "off" mode again ...

So, where exactly does the problem lie ?

Thanks & Warm Regards,

Kumarrrr is offline  
Old 08-17-2006, 07:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
M733mhz's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 648
Send a message via AIM to M733mhz

Probably your power supply, did you leave it on alot?


M733mhz is offline  
Old 08-17-2006, 09:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
Monster Techie
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,246

Yep, power supply. Or if it's a rare case, MIGHT be the motherboard.
WorldIndustries is offline  
Old 08-17-2006, 09:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 275

I'd say more towards motherboard, but yes it could well be the PSU, I just see more cases of cooked motherboards. Try a new PSU first, if not its the motherboard. Although often what happens with my computer if something shorts or theres a problem with the electrics, then it will juts not budge, unplug the PSU and leave ti for 10 mins for the RCD to reset and then retry.

RGELLIS is offline  
Old 08-17-2006, 11:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,829

I'd say never download illegal movies or anything thats illegal and you will have a happy computer...

I've seen plenty of cases where the computer cases are the problem cause the wiring for the power button comes loose.
Norcent is offline  
Old 08-17-2006, 12:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
True Techie
bigbaddog's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 156
Send a message via Yahoo to bigbaddog
Default Fried?

I would pick up a $10 PS tester...check the PS. If it's not the PS it's the mobo.

Yea, I don't believe in Karma, but I wouldn't download movies...that's a no no.

bigbaddog is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:00 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.