History: last night there was a scheduled power outage that I didn't know was scheduled. Computer was on and in use; power went out; I unplugged the computer from the wall so as to protect it when the power came back on. Woke up this AM, plugged it in and got nothing but a quickly blinking green power light on the front, and also quickly blinking on the power supply in the back (a Bestec ATX-250-12Z Rev.d that is the one that the computer came with). Lights continued blinking, though slowing, for 30 seconds or so after I unplugged it; I assume that's a normal capacitor thing.
Power cord, outlet etc. etc. were confirmed fine. Power button feels as it should. Connections from the switch to the mother board seemed fine.
I opened the case and unplugged everything that the power supply was plugged into (nothing fancy, just one hard drive, one floppy, CD-RW, plus the 20-pin to the motherboard and the 4-pin to the mb), then plugged it into the outlet again. No light on either the front or the power supply this time, blinking or otherwise.
I live in the sticks, so I went to the only store within 50 miles that has power supplies, and bought the only one they had, an Antec Basiq 350W. The Antec doesn't have a light on the back, for what that's worth, but it does have a separate on/off switch. I reconnected everything, turned it on, and I got nothin'. No power light on the front, and no fan, either, though maybe the Antec doesn't turn on unless it gets warm enough?
Does that mean my mother board is fried too? Why was I at least getting a blinking green light on the front from the other power supply, but nothing from this one? That confuses me.
Is there any hope? Any suggestions? I really don't need anymore paperweights!
ETA: And no, unfortunately I don't have any sort of volt meter, and wouldn't know how to use one if I did!
Edited by Twins_1997, 29 March 2007 - 08:46 PM.