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Old 08-03-2005, 10:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My friends computer will not start. After a storm the computer won't start. I t was on a surge. I opened it up and nothing inside looks fried. The weird thing is that the motherboard light is on but when I press the power button, nothing happens. Any suggestions?
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Try taking out all non-essential components and see if it boots. Also, if you have a spare PSU, try that.
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did u unplug it and press the power button to drain the power?
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Tried it all. Don't think its the power supply cause the mobo light comes on. I tried 2 other psu's so any other suggestions.
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check your ram that might be it. also check the cpu but do the ram first
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I just tried the ram....still nothing. Looked at the cpu looks fine.....but how to check? I don't have a spare lying around. Any other suggestions?
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When you turn on the system, just leave it on even though you can't see anything. Is the CPU heating up? Can you feel heat on the heatsink of the CPU? If the CPU stays cold even after a few minutes, then it could be a dead CPU.
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your motherboard is fried..
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