Help! PC dead :(

  Dazza99 18:15 26 Dec 07
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After what appears to have been a power surge, my pc doesn't work.

I have replaced the power supply but still nothing, not even a wirr.

Any other ideas bareing in mind that I am a complete novice?

Thanks in advance.

  Technotiger 18:33 26 Dec 07

If using the same cable to your PSU, have you checked the fuse in the plug?

  Dazza99 18:39 26 Dec 07

all the cables are working and have checked fuses.

  Technotiger 18:45 26 Dec 07

Hmm, in that case it looks as if your motherboard has been fried. You could only have this checked out by taking to a PC shop.

  Dazza99 18:47 26 Dec 07

I thought that might be the case.

thanks though

  Technotiger 18:53 26 Dec 07

Ok, sorry I couldn't offer better.

Dare I say, Happy New Year!

  Quiller. 19:15 26 Dec 07

Take everything back to the basics.

Take out the power leads to the hard drives, cdroms and floppy drive, if you have one.

If you have a seperate graphics card and your machine has also an on-board graphics connecter, take out the graphics card and use the other connecter.

Take out all PCI cards from the PCI slots.

If you have more than one stick of memory, reduce it to one stick.

Unplug all devices connected to the rear o the computer. Just leave the power in, lead to monitor, keyboard.

See if the machine will post.

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