Halp!

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  1. Thoreau

    Thoreau OT Supporter

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    Any help with this maddening issue would be helpful!

    So I was away on vacation for a week and when I got home and tried to boot my PC... nothing. No idea if power spikes happened while I was away but my surge protector doesn't indicate anything.

    When I hit the power button on the case or on the mainboard it for 1/10 of a second starts then nothing. meaning fans just barely spin and lights just blink. I can see the board is getting power but nothing boots. doesn't even get to POST or BIOS.

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    Board: Asus Striker II extreme [1.5yrs old]

    Any idea if this is infact a power supply issue or something else?
     
  2. seismic

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    Not going to guess what happened, but I had a similar problem after I toasted a processor with a bad overclock. It could also be the motherboard or RAM. I had a computer that wouldn't POST due to a bad CD-ROM, too.

    Try a new surge protector or plug directly into the wall and try a different wall socket. Reseat all power connectors. Test the power supply. Remove all add-on cards, including RAM and drives, all at once. Then add them back in one at a time.

    Try POSTing after each one of those steps. You should be able to narrow it down that way.

    That's how I'd do it if it were my machine. :)
     
  3. Thoreau

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    thanks for the feedback! And to give more info this is not overclocked. HD is maybe 3 mo old.
     
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    I had a similar issue, came home from a week vacation and computer would do the same thing.

    By random guessing I reset the CMOS and it has worked ever since (3 months or so)
     
  5. Thoreau

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    :eek3: maybe computers don't like vacaions...:eek3:

    Sadly I tried that and still nothing.:wtc:
     
  6. Thoreau

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    Turns out it was the PS....:sad2:
     

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