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Power Surge to USB...PC wont start


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pandora13

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Hello....
I had plugged in my mp3 player to the usb port on my pc and a few minutes later there was a warning about a power surge and that the usb had exceeded power usuage or something...I couldnčt click on the more info box because my mouse stopped working too. I went to reset the pc and now it doesnt turn back on. Did I kill the computer...I think i may have used the wrong cord for the mp3 player....Yikes. Any suggestions on what i can do
Thank you !!!!
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ultimateslacker2

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Maybe your PSU went south with the birdies.

Think you can try a spare just to be sure?
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it seems the power supply is working....i cant get the computer to actually start up. Ive been told that it could be the motherboard. Could it be just the port. When i press on the power button, the light comes on and the fan ,then it seems that the moniter just shuts off. Hmm...i imagine a new computer would be cheaper eh.
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If it's a front USB port that you connected the mp3 player to, then what I suggest you do is open the side panel and remove the connector for the front USB from the motherboard. Of course doing this with the computer turned off.

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