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lightning struck my apartment, pc fried?


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running an Enermax Noisetaker 600watt, NF4 Ultra-D. the light on the bottom left corner on the mobo blinks as does the power light on the front of the case. wont turn on. took out ram and placed it in another computer to make sure it was still ok as this is the only part compatible with my roommates' pc's.. it worked fine, now my question is that do you think the psu absorbed the jolt or could it have fried my mobo as well?

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yes tried cmos, and it was a power strip not a surge protector, and yes it was a very good psu not very old at all so thats what im leaning towards... kinda doesnt make sense to have a pc worth 2 grand and not have an awesome surge protector huh haha, thanks for all your help

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The 4 diag led's are any lit. Do the case/chipset/cpu fans spin up?

 

like i stated earlier just the amber light next to the four diag lights is lit up, but it flashes very rapidly, same as the power light on the front of the case... and no nothing powers on at all if i hit the power button.. im thinking my power supply is just fried and its just barely putting out any power or sumthing.

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You can try another PSU. Have you tried reseting PSU, turning it off and diconnecting powercord?

 

ive tried connecting it to another socket and it didnt work, and well i dont have a 480watt min 24 pin psu that i know of to try out... although i can take mine out and try it in my roommates pc (it allows to disconnect the extra 4 pins), i would have done all this but my work schedule is kinda brutal, im off tomorrow and monday tho so ill do all i can then

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You dont have to power up system. Just see if the standby light is lit (not flashing)

 

right, thats not what i meant, it is lit as soon as the comp is plugged in, sorry for any miscomunication

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although i cannot offer troubleshooting for the computer too well, i can tell you this short story...

 

i came home about 2mos ago to find my 3400+/K8N Neo/9800pro off. the green power light was still on. nothing did anything.

 

the powerstrip was insured for 20000 so i thought everythign would go smooth, too bad cyberpower wanted a receipt for it. i just moved, so not only could i locate it, but i am unsure whether or not i even saved it.

 

so i had to go through homeowners insurance, which cost me a $250 deductible. the opportunity to get an upgrade allowed me to.

 

bottom line: see if your surge protector has a protection guarantee, or maybe check and see if your homeowners insurance (if you have any) covers surges.

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although i cannot offer troubleshooting for the computer too well, i can tell you this short story...

 

i came home about 2mos ago to find my 3400+/K8N Neo/9800pro off. the green power light was still on. nothing did anything.

 

the powerstrip was insured for 20000 so i thought everythign would go smooth, too bad cyberpower wanted a receipt for it. i just moved, so not only could i locate it, but i am unsure whether or not i even saved it.

 

so i had to go through homeowners insurance, which cost me a $250 deductible. the opportunity to get an upgrade allowed me to.

 

bottom line: see if your surge protector has a protection guarantee, or maybe check and see if your homeowners insurance (if you have any) covers surges.

 

thanks for the info, another person on a different forum (not pc related) told me the same thing but unfortunately its just a hand-me-down power strip not a surge protector so no luck there. i live in an apartment so ill ask them what they can do but i dont expect much. besides if its just my psu thats only 100 bux so im just hoping thats the only problem

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