03.17.2005 - Computer troubles...
The other morning I got up, walked into our computer room and hit the switch on my main PC. Rather than hearing the whir of the fans starting up, I got a hell of a jolt of static electricity that made the hair on my legs stand up. To my incredible dismay, the computer did not turn on.
This being the day I was to leave for SXSW, I didn't have the time to mess around with it. I left it sitting there and once I was on the plane that afternoon I had completely forgotten about it.
But now I'm at home, and my gaming machine is not working. Here's what I've done in an attempt to resurrect it:
- Swapped the power switch out for another I had laying around.
- Attempted to short the power switch connector on the mainboard with a screwdriver to get it to start.
- Removed components one by one and attempted to start the machine each time.
- Removed everything from the machine except the CPU and the RAM
- Unplugged all devices from the power supply, including fans.
I do not believe it to be the power supply. When the machine is plugged in, the ethernet card's green LED glows, which I assume means the mainboard has power. When I hit the switch on the power supply to turn it off or unplug it, I hear it whine briefly...I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not.
So what are my options? Anyone have any other ideas for things I can try or is the board done? The mainboard is a K8N Neo Series MS-7030 ATX, and if you need any other specs let me know. Help! :)
Posted by kevin c smith on March 18, 2005 @ 8:21 am
By the way - nice meeting you at SXSW Jeremy. Dunno if you remember, but my wife Kate and I joined you, Simon, Kevin and the guys from Lawrence at that cajun place.
Posted by Steve on March 18, 2005 @ 3:36 pm
Posted by Elaine on March 18, 2005 @ 5:41 pm
Posted by Steve on March 18, 2005 @ 6:01 pm
In my home computer, just waiting this couple of hours helped as well.
just my two cents.
Posted by splintor on March 20, 2005 @ 6:29 am
try to hold the case (or any metal part of your pc) then stick your naked foot to the wall or floor (as a ground) then press and hold the power button to switch on. Wait a while until it boots. Doing this would discharge the static in your pc. I had this problem before and it worked. I even try to unplugged every hardware in the pc when I had this problem and doing that simple task saved my day!
Posted by copongcopong on March 21, 2005 @ 2:11 am
The symptoms you describe are exactly what happened when my power supply fried my board.
Posted by Reggie on March 29, 2005 @ 12:30 am
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