I have a zombie computer

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  1. benson304

    benson304 OT Supporter

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    My computer stays alive even when it's off and completely unplugged.

    I have no idea what could be causing this, it's nothing I've ever seen or heard about before.

    When I turn off the computer the CD drive lights up, and then the top drive clicks non-stop if it is plugged into the wall. If I unplug the computer, then it still lights up and clicks, but it slows down a lot then eventually is only lit up.

    I can make the other drive light up if I push its eject button, but it does not click.

    I have a video of this for better explanation, my light in my room burnt out right as I was recording, so that was weird....... ibZombie electronics. :hsugh::hsugh:

    http://www.bensone.com/freakdrive.wmv
     
  2. PC Principle

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    LED lights dont require a lot of energy so you could be getting a slight backfeed from the PSU. Change out the PSU and see what happens?
     
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    Try this... turn the PC off and unplug it THEN press the power button and see if the lights go out. The internals of a PC can sometimes hold a charge even if it is unplugged.
     
  4. benson304

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    If I turn it off, switch off the back switch, and hit the power button, it seems like it's coming on for half a second and then turns off, so it does seem like charge is being held somewhere.

    The LEDs will still light up after this, but no clicking, if I switch the back switch back on, the LEDs blink and the top drive sounds like a laser is turning on and off inside it.
     
  5. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Capacitors in power supplies and even on motherboards can hold a charge for hours.
     

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