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Old 09-03-2007, 03:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Today there was a black out. I was watching something on the computer when the black out attacked. After 30 mins, the power went bak up and i tried to turn the computer on. However, the keyboard lights just flashed once when i turn the computer on. The monitor is black, the light is still orange. I changed the ram but stil same results. What could be the problem? This is really bad..
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Old 09-03-2007, 02:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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did you have a UPS or at least a surge protector plugged in at the time of the blackout?
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my guess the out had a surge when it did go out, or when it came back on.

and please tell me you had a surge protector, or you might have to put big $$$ to get it fixed (new psu, mobo, cpu, ram, posibly hdd)
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my guess the out had a surge when it did go out, or when it came back on.

and please tell me you had a surge protector, or you might have to put big $$$ to get it fixed (new psu, mobo, cpu, ram, posibly hdd)
the ram and hdd work. i do not have a surge protector. i am guessing its either the cpu or the mobo.

new question to add : for my sister's computer, everytime i turn it on it says "CPU OVER TEMPERATURE FAILURE, PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE". why does it do this!?!? Sometimes it says OVERCLOC FAILURE also. I NEVER tried to overclock my computer!!! I did reset the bios but the OVER TEMP still shows up. Whats going on!?!?!
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can you get into the pc health center inside of the bios to check what the readings are, and also put a finger on the heatsink and check how hot it is, to make sure the readings are accurate, or if the sensor went out.
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can you get into the pc health center inside of the bios to check what the readings are, and also put a finger on the heatsink and check how hot it is, to make sure the readings are accurate, or if the sensor went out.
I can't even see anything on the monitor. I am guessing its video card, but im not 100percent sure. The keyboard lights flash once, and thats all.
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on board graphics or a graphics card? try taking out your graphics card if your motherboard has integrated graphics and see if it works.
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