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    Arrow Please help

    Our computer won't switch on!!!!!

    It was on then we had a powercut,computer never got turned back on when the power came back on coz then the thunder and lightening started so i switched off all the plugs

    Now the weather is good again, switched the plugs back on but computer won't switch on, everything else is working fine

    What damage could be done?

    No we don't have a surge protector, stupid i know

    Anyone know please????

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    Are you sure there is power on the wall socket?
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    Yes

    Everything else thats plugged into the same extension is on

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    remove the power lead from the socket, aand the back of the pc, wait a min then put them back in. This has worked for more than one PC I have used

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    Check the fuse in the plug of the lead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynamic Sounds View Post
    remove the power lead from the socket, aand the back of the pc, wait a min then put them back in. This has worked for more than one PC I have used
    Yup me too on many occasions

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    If Dynamic's advice doesn't work, is there any lights or sound at all when the system is switched on? If not then its possible that the PC's power supply has died. This may or may not kill the motherboard, and I've also found situations where a surge has come down the telephone line (although mostly to older dial-up modems) and taken out the motherboard that way.



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    HI

    My son unplugged the power cable and there was a big bang, so that didn't work

    as for sound and lights etc, when u push the power button nothing happens, so can't switch it on, but if u look in the back of it u can c a little orange light, well u did til the big bang and i just left it

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    Sounds like the power supply is dead now if it wasn't earlier!

    If you feel confident get a new power supply and replace the one in the computer to see if you can get it running. However it may be a case of going through the components one at a time replacing them if they have been damaged. You'll only know that when you have a working power supply though!
    Kind regards,

    Paul Broadwith
    Blue Ivy Ltd, Wick - Certified Microsoft Small Business Specialist

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