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Old 09-20-2005, 11:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My wife was on the computer at home, then when there was a flash of lightning the computer shut off. Now when it starts it makes a high pitch squealing noise and doesn't boot. Anyone know what could have happened???

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Old 09-20-2005, 11:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Not exactly sure what you fried, but something definetly fried.
I would start with the MOBO...

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Old 09-20-2005, 02:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally posted by bradybnmci
Not exactly sure what you fried, but something definetly fried.
I would start with the MOBO...
More likely a power supply issue.

Get someone with good hearing to find out where it's coming from... I have had small capicators make whining sounds like that.
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Old 09-20-2005, 03:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ok I went home at lunch to check it out. My wife thought the squealing noise was from the computer but it's a long beep from the UPS. I have a CyberPower CPS325SL. When I flip the switch back on the computer comes on with it and there is a long beep from the UPS, then it shuts off. This thing has a battery backup so maybe the battery got fried or something. I contacted CyberPower so I'm gonna see what they say about it. Anybody else have an opinion while I wait for theirs? Thanks!
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