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Old 08-17-2006, 07:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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,
Kumar
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Probably your power supply, did you leave it on alot?
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Old 08-17-2006, 10:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yep, power supply. Or if it's a rare case, MIGHT be the motherboard.
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Old 08-17-2006, 10:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 08-17-2006, 12:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 08-17-2006, 01:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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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.
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