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#1 12 years ago

...and this frighten the shit out of me. Does that necessarely mean my motherboard is fried? Can this be the power supply? Is it just the box's "on" button? What the hell can I do?




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#2 12 years ago

Well first thing is what happened? Did you leave it on and come back and it was off and wouldn't start? and if so how long were you gone? Did you turn it on then it went off and now it won't start up? if so did you hear or see anything? Not so long ago my power supply blew, turned it on made huge noise and bang, lots of smoke and bad smell, I'm sure if it was your power supply you would have a similar experience to that.




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#3 12 years ago

Well it started having some "problems" starting since about a week ago. I had to press 1 or 2 sec for it to start. I thought it was nothing, so I didn't really bother wondering if it really was a problem or not. I turned it off normally yesterday after playing games all day (it had been on for about 8 hours), and when I woke up this morning it wouldn't start. Nothing happens, but when I press the button long enough a very very small "beep" sound erupts from somewere. And no, there were no fireworks in my computer and it usually runs very cool.




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#4 12 years ago

Not saying it is but it could be a powersurge. I had that when i first got my pc and i needed to get a new power supply as the surge blew my old one.

If you heard a sorta spinning noise (best way i can describe it) then its a powersurge




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#5 12 years ago

Hmm. Well, the beep would indicate that there's power going to your motherboard. To be sure, open the case up and check if the motherboard LED is on. If not, it's your PSU. If so, then I'd say you've got a fried motherboard - there really isn't anything else that could cause your PC not to boot at all.




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#6 12 years ago

The LED is on :( Any chance i can salvage anything from it? Say, my RAM, hard drive and especially graphic card? And what can be the cause of this problem?

Oh and merry f*cking christmas BTW...




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#7 12 years ago

In that case, try swapping out PSUs and see if you get anywhere. If not, then your motherboard isn't sending the signal to the PSU to send power to the rest of the machine, which indicates a fried mobo. If any of the other components had failed, then it would at least have powered up. (Fans and HDDs spinning, etc.)




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#8 12 years ago

Humm the only PSU available to me right now is a 250watt from my antique Pentium 200. I could use my parent's computer one, but my father is currently in "enraged agaisnt computer" status and I wouldn't dare. A friend will borrow me his PC for a few days, we'll try to swap a few hardware pieces to see if they still work.




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#9 12 years ago

Could be your processor. I remember when my processor went out in one of my old computer's it did the same thing.




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#10 12 years ago
Komrad_B Any chance i can salvage anything from it? Say, my RAM, hard drive and especially graphic card? And what can be the cause of this problem?

If its the PSU then everything will be ok. If its the mobo then im not sure :rolleyes:




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