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DarkstuareZ

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#1 12 years ago

I swear... I posted a thread a day or two about this, but w/e.

So, I stay off my computer for a couple weeks, go to turn it on, and nothing happens, several minutes later, the processor fan starts, but that's the only thing.

My mom's pc has a similar problem, my brother turned it off, but the power supply fan stayed on, so he unplugged it. I turn it on, but only the power supply is running...

A friend told me that it's either a BIOS problem or a motherboard failure, any ideas?

Any troubleshooting advice is greatly appreciated.




FN_lewrbm69

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#2 12 years ago

humm from the info u have givven it could be anything

bios failing norm donthing gose on.




marvinmatthew

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#3 12 years ago

Sounds like a power surge might have damaged more computers.




*The.Doctor

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#4 12 years ago

Did both of these computers stop working at the same time? are they connected to the same power circut in your house? Were the any lightning storms during this time?

Look to see if the mobo has any lit up LED lights (alot of mobo's have a LED indicating if the board is getting power), do any of your optical drives start to spin up? (i know you said not but i'm just making sure)




Big-Dog

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#5 12 years ago

I sudgest getting the MOBO checked, it happend to my mothers computer, just wouldnt boot.




Dark Saint

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#6 12 years ago

disconnect all your pci hardware. disconnect your rom and hdd . start the computer, if it doesn't post, then pull the ram. If you don't get any ram beep errors, then it is the board or the chip. Easy as pie to discern.

Now, to tell the difference of whether it is chip or motherboard. In most cases the chip will not heat up if it is spent. It isn't working so it doesn't create heat. Put your hand on the heat sink after a few moments and you will/won't feel any heat.




DarkstuareZ

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#7 12 years ago

My mom said there was a power surge, but both computers were off when it happened. When I get home, I'll try your advice Merrick.




Dark Saint

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#8 12 years ago

whether both comps were off or not. They were still plugged in ..... My guess would be you fried the mobos. You can also take a look on the PCI modem ( if you have one on there) Usually these will take the brunt of a surge impact.




*The.Doctor

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#9 12 years ago
DarkstuareZMy mom said there was a power surge, but both computers were off when it happened.

Don't matter, if its one or not it will still take the surge.

Are these computers plugged into surge protectors? Is your phone line surge protected? Most good surge protectors have places to plug your phone line into. It sounds very much like both of your computers were damaged from the power surge you mentioned.

You can also take a look on the PCI modem ( if you have one on there) Usually these will take the brunt of a surge impact.

Indeed. Right through the phone line and into the modem.




marvinmatthew

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#10 12 years ago

Even if it was the modem, it still looks like the juice got through to your motherboard.




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