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Power outage messed up computer?


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lacokanostra

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Okay I'm not sure but I left my computer on today when i went to work cause i was downloading something.
I came home and realized that the power went out because my alarm clock was flashing.
So i tried to turn on my computer and.............it won't turn on.
I looked in the back of it and there is a green light flashing really fast, when i pull the power cord out it still flashes but a little bit slower?
Does this mean my computer is messed or I missing something here? what should I do :)
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Hello,
Sounds like your power supply may be fried.
The easyest way to test for this is to use a known good power supply.
Here are instructions on how to change the power supply.
Unplug the computer before opening the case
There is a chance that the motherboard is the issue, but lets try the power supply first.
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Also, this is really weird but.
I completely unplugged everything from the computer tower and the green light at the back is still blinking...........
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The capacitors on your mother board will hold a charge for a while.
That is why you should always use care with electronic devices even if they are unplugged.
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I really hope it's not the mother board, a power suppley wouldn't be to hard to fix. or much money.
It's also making a ticking sound when plugged in.
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It's also making a ticking sound when plugged in.

That changes everything.
Do you get anything on the screen when you first turn on the machine?
Any beeps?
If there is a tic tic tic... it may be your hard drive.
Watch the screen closely when you first power up the machine, any thing at all?

Edited by hfcg, 30 September 2008 - 08:54 PM.

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Well i can't get it to go on haha
but the ticking sound is going at the same rate as the flashing light in the back right below the power cord.
and when i take it out, the flashing light flashes in slower intervals and the ticking sound follows the slower intervals of the flash.
if that helps?
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O.K., that sounds like a power supply issue.
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