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bob_doe_nz
06-08-2006, 11:37 PM
I com back home after work and after having a go at 'repairing' my radio, I try to turn of my computer which oddly enough will not bootup.

Only thing I've noticed is that when I press the power button the power light goes on and thats it. No fans starting up, to hdd activity. Just absolute horrible silence...

I can hold down the power button for 5 secs to turn off the light, but thats it.

Mobo is gigabyte GA-7N400 pro2
Athlon XP 2500
Hyena Power supply (Yes I know... yada yada yada)

I'd work on it tomorrow but I'm working, so anyone whats the prognosis?

I'm betting its the power supply, else the mobo.

The only thing different that I did this morning was remove the power plug for my surge protector and disconnect my network plug, since I'm a little overboard when it rains.

I'll do the full diagnostic once I get back from work tomorrow night but wouldnt mind ideas on as to what it is while I'm at work.

Burnzee
06-08-2006, 11:45 PM
Just a thought but have you tried to boot up without your surge protector?

Rob99
07-08-2006, 01:57 AM
I'll take $5 bucks on the mobo :D

stu161204
07-08-2006, 08:45 AM
I'll take $5 bucks on the power supply :D

pctek
07-08-2006, 09:06 AM
I'll take $5 bucks on the power supply :D
Ditto.

Billy T
07-08-2006, 10:53 AM
Ditto.
I'll see your ditto and raise you an overripe banana.

stu161204
07-08-2006, 11:02 AM
I'll see your ditto and raise you an overripe banana.

:D :lol:

Jonnie de Boer
07-08-2006, 11:36 AM
I'll take $5 bucks on the mobo :D

I'm gonna join you on that, easy money :)

Shortcircuit
07-08-2006, 04:27 PM
I'll take a bet each way... power supply could have fried the MB :rolleyes:

Do what I did after the last meltdown... replace the power supply and MB, oh and maybe the ram and get a new vid card (you can keep the case... they never wear out and beige is always in style.... or so I'm told) :D

Battleneter
07-08-2006, 05:07 PM
Realistically could be either, blown or low rails on the PSU, or blown board. Maybe because of the brand of PSU, I would lean PSU.

stumagoo
07-08-2006, 05:53 PM
just to through some more in the mix could also be a cpu or ram failure. I once had a mouse crawl inside my nice and warm pc (dont leave expansion slots uncovered) and p*ss all over my gfx card the ram and the mobo. the only thing to survive was the psu and the case.

Shortcircuit
07-08-2006, 05:54 PM
Moral of the story- Never leave your mouse unplugged :eek:

PSU, case... and mouse survived?

bob_doe_nz
07-08-2006, 07:38 PM
Did I forget to mention that it goes from the Surge protector then to a UPS?


Anywho, while I'm typing this on my old PC running Live edition of Damn Small Linux, methinks I'll go try replacing the PS with my brothers to see what happens.

BillyT I'll take your one banana and raise you three kilos of ripe bananas for $1. :xmouth:

stu161204
07-08-2006, 07:43 PM
Anywho, while I'm typing this on my old PC running Live edition of Damn Small Linux, methinks I'll go try replacing the PS with my brothers to see what happens.

Do let us know how that gets on :) (I got bets on the power suply :D)

bob_doe_nz
07-08-2006, 10:13 PM
stu, PCTek and BillyT all receive an overripe banana compliments of The Warehouse Extra. :p :p :p :lol:

Now I have an excuse to go get a Thermaltake PSU for my computer.

Shortcircuit
07-08-2006, 10:31 PM
I got a thermaltake after my last disaster... nice and quiet, oh and I like bananas too :thumbs:

stu161204
07-08-2006, 10:56 PM
Whooooo! :D :p

Billy T
07-08-2006, 11:01 PM
BillyT I'll take your one banana and raise you three kilos of ripe bananas for $1. :xmouth:
I'll see your 3 kilo-dollar and raise you five sun-dried goanna turds, (stakes to be held in your mouth).

vineet singhal
08-08-2006, 03:40 AM
when the computer was working did it use to show the right time
try removing the cmos battery and then start the computer(don't put the battery)

pctek
08-08-2006, 08:41 AM
Now I have an excuse to go get a Thermaltake PSU for my computer.
You're better getting an Enermax:

http://www.overclockers.co.nz/product/psu/enermax.shtml