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Umm, may have completely messed my computer up.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by JPman, May 4, 2010.

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  1. JPman

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    I'm pretty decent with software but this one has completely bemused me. I did a system restore to my computer and all of my usb ports are not responding to anything, at first I thought it was the stuff I already used i.e. mouse and keyboard, but nothing works within the usbs. Tht meant that i couldn't log back on after my system restore because I couldn't type my password in. Then, for some stupid reason I went to change the voltage setting which is random and stupid, and now the computer won't even turn on. Please help as I don't want to have to fork out for a new computer. :) Thanks.
     
  2. blakcshadow

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    Change the voltage settings back to the standard for your company.

    Use a PS/2 keyboard/mouse to type in your password

    reinstall your USB controller
     
  3. JPman

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    I've changed the volatage setting back and it still won't turn on. :(
     
  4. itsjusme

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    Do any of the fans or lights come on, do you hear any noise at all when you try to power up? If you had the input voltage set wrong and tried to power up it could have damaged your power supply. Do you have another you can try?
     
  5. JPman

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    No sounds, no lights, and other appliances work in the same plug socket. I think the computer has just died. :/ :'(
     
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    You say you set the voltage back - implying that you set it higher, than it should be set at.
    That increase could have fried the Motherboard - Power Supply etc.
     
  7. itsjusme

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    We are speaking of the power supply in the computer, not your power source(wall socket}. Do you have another computer power supply you can try?
     
  8. JPman

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    No, I put the voltage setting down to 115V, so I don't know what's happened. And no, I don't have another, I'll just have to send it off to be fixed. Thanks for trying to help though, really appreciated :)
     
  9. blakcshadow

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    please mark as solved if so
     
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    higher would
     
  12. Bernardo

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    Of course, that is a given.........


     
  13. TheOutcaste

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    So you set the Power supply to run on 115V then plugged it into 230V. Which is a higher voltage.
    If you are lucky, you only blew the fuse in the power supply, and didn't fry it, or any other hardware in the system.
     
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