my computer wont start.. :(

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  1. ak1ra07

    ak1ra07 New Member

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    The power went out here this afternoon and when I tried to restart the computer, it woked for about 10 minutes, then started to smell like burning dust. I started to shut it down and it just turned itsself off. I opened up the case and sprayed it with some of that compressed air and let it hang out for a while. I just came back to it now, and it wont turn on at all.

    I looked around and there doesnt seem to be anything physically wrong/burnt on the motherboard/videocard/harddrive. When I plug in the power cord and hit the switch to the power supply in the back, the light on the mobo comes on and the ethernet lights up, but when I hit the power button on front, it just seems like the capacitor discharges ( my neon fans light up for a split second :mamoru: ) then nothing. Any ideas? :hs:

    IBisthepowerstilloff
     
  2. EkriirkE

    EkriirkE Zika Xenu OT Supporter

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    tossup between powersupply and mobo
    if it sounds like its pulsing every few secs, it's the p/s, the only way to test the mobo is use it w/ another p/s.. ask a nerd friend to let you borrow theirs for an hour
    either way, contact your electrical company to take the charges of repair
     
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    Hmm. Open up your case and see if there is a light on the mobo.
     
  4. Hicksu

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    See if you can get it to POST with a minimum set of components then call your manuf.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Generally, the burning dust smell is a symptom of a dead PSU. I'd check that first.
     
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    put your nose up to the rear PSU fan and take a big wiff. You can almost always smell a dead psu. Hopefully it sacrificed itself to protect your mobo...
     

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