Knocked power cable out, now wont boot. - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-11-2007, 06:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1
Unhappy Knocked power cable out, now wont boot.

I managed to knock the plug out of the wall while the pc was on. Now the pc powers, as in lights and fans come on, but the monitor stays in standby and the pc doesnt seem to boot (dont get windows startup sound). Also the hard disk light on the front stays permanently on even though the hdd doesnt sound like its doing anything. Have tested monitor with my laptop and its fine.

Rough spec:
AMD Athlon 64 3000+, 512 MB, ATI Radeon All-in-wonder 256MB, MSI MS-6741 VIA K8T800 Socket 754 Motherboard (I think)

Any ideas what it might be?
I was kinda expecting it to just start up again tbh...

Please help!
__________________

zxzqz is offline  
Old 03-11-2007, 06:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
sPlAtOiD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,748
Default

Are you able to get into your bios. Try to hit F8 repeatedly until you get the safe start menu and select last known good configuration. If you cant get into that menu or BIOS you can try to reset the bios with the jumper pin with the power cord unplugged to see if that helps.
__________________

sPlAtOiD is offline  
Old 03-11-2007, 11:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
I know <html>, do you?
 
SYL\X/3K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: 127.0.0.1
Posts: 1,646
Send a message via AIM to SYL\X/3K Send a message via Yahoo to SYL\X/3K
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by zxzqz
but the monitor stays in standby and the pc doesnt seem to boot (dont get windows startup sound)
Quote:
Originally posted by sPlAtOiD
Are you able to get into your bios. Try to hit F8 repeatedly until you get the safe start menu and select last known good configuration.
?





try reseting the Bios like sPlAtOiD said, if that doesnt work check for any burnt marks on the 20\24pin power connector because u might of power spiked it
__________________
P3 Setup- Intel 1.0ghz , 512Mb SDRAM , ATI 9200 128MB, 2x 40GB HD, Asus CUSL-LV

.....:::::POST Troubleshooting Steps.___.My Rig.___.Memory Test:::::.....
SYL\X/3K is offline  
Old 03-14-2007, 09:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Nitestick's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: смерти для спаме
Posts: 8,473
Default Re: Knocked power cable out, now wont boot.

try disconnecting the hdd from both it's power and data cables. see if the computer will "POST" and you get anything on screen. the hdd would be the most susceptible component here in my humble opinion and stalling with the hdd light on fits that.
Nitestick 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 06:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.