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Old 12-04-2009, 06:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a dell PC that i use for work, it also acts as my POS at my business. One day i went to help a customer, when i came back to my office could smell electrical smell, looked a my monitor and it said a fatal error had occurred and the screen was blue. I turned the computer off and it has not started since. No Fans, not lights, no nothing. I called a computer guy, he thought maybe my motherboard was dead, the little light inside is on, but not sure where to go from here. any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Most likely it is a power supply problem. If it was the motherboard, wouldn't the lights and fans still come on?

Would you happen to have another power supply to try out?

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You probably have a dead powersupply. This can be easily tested with a multimeter or another power supply. If you are lucky only the power supply is fried and it didn't damage your motherboard.
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