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computer died / power supply replacement

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by yuvalo1, May 3, 2015.

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  1. yuvalo1

    yuvalo1 Thread Starter

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    2 days ago the power outlet that my computer was placed into was kinda half exploding. And the "lightning protector" that was attached into it died. I was trying to connect the computer to a different power outlet , and the computer won't turn on.
    Not sure what happend... So Idk what to do... Should I buy a new power supply and see if everything is ok? Or just give the computer to some lab and have em to "make it work" ??
     
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    yuvalo1 Thread Starter

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    Anyone? No sense? It's not like a genius question. Just kind of a "your opinion"
     
  3. jamesx121

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    sounds like your wall electrical outlet was arcing.
    that can cause your house to burn down---number one cause of electrical fires in houses.
    if U have already done this then my bad---
    call a electrician to your house to inspect your electrical system of your house---
    U didn't say if U had lighting / thunder storms that day---and if U did then the electrician needs to
    repair the ground fault to your house.
    but arcing is not normal.
    I would say your computer is now slag since the surge protector also melted.
    U can take the computer to a computer repair shop & have them check it out, maybe the surge protector took
    the most of the damage /// maybe just replace a couple of capacitors .
    there is nothing we can do here for U.
    we can't physically touch your computer to see what (if anything) inside your computer melted.
    a local computer repair shop is needed.
    James
    just keep your hopes up that the surge protector took the majority of the damage-----
     
  4. crjdriver

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    It somewhat depends on the system. A 7yr old big box [ie dell, hp, etc] system would not be worth putting any money into fixing. A 1yr old high end gaming system would be worth putting money into fixing.

    At this point, no one [other than you] has any idea what type of system we are attempting to troubleshoot. Post ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact mb, exact cpu, exact ram, etc, etc. If this is a big box system, post the exact make and model# If you have a service tag# post that as well.
     
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