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Old 07-08-2008, 10:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Today lightning hit close to my house. My computer was on at the time, and shut off when the lightning hit. Now when i try to turn on my computer, nothing happens. Do you think the main problem is the power supply is gone, or the motherboard?

If I was to replace my power supply, are they all the same? My case has lots of lights and fans on it. Would any power supply have connectors for that?


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Old 07-08-2008, 10:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try cycling the power from the PSU. Turn the switch off and then turn it back on. See if that does anything. If you dont get any kind of flases from teh system then the PSU could be dead or worse.

Most system can use any type of PSU. But if you have a prebuilt like Dell you will have to get a specific replacement.

You will have to find one that can output the type of power you need. To run all your stuff. Not every PSU has a bunch of cables on it.


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Originally Posted by bugabooz View Post
If I was to replace my power supply, are they all the same?
In terms of mounting into a case, in 99% of cases yes.
In terms of quality, and amount of power they can supply, no.

Also, they generally use the same kinds of connectors, some have more than others.
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