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(Question) Computer hardware malfunction

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Freelsy, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. Freelsy

    Freelsy Babbling Loonie
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    May 12, 2008
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    Ok, so I was vacuuming the carpet in my new apartment this evening. Blew a fuse. Crazy for a sweeper to blow the fuse but whatever. So I go to turn my computer back on and the damn thing isn't working. Here's the lowdown

    I can see the blue lights inside the tower. The liquid cooling is working (i can hear the pump pushing water though) the fans are working. However, the side USB ports and back USB ports arn't working. Neither of my monitor ports are working.

    So I cannot use my mouse, keyboard, or monitors. I can't tell if anything else is wrong because I can't see the screen.

    Question is. What the hell happened? Is it the motherboard? The video cards? what controls all the inputs/ports stuff? I'm completely computer illiterate.

    Oh and I plugged everything into an old computer I have and it's all fine. Mouse works, key board works and monitors work...
  2. Tjalle

    Tjalle Grand Inquisitor
    Governor Stratics Veteran Campaign Supporter Gilfane

    May 12, 2008
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    That sucks.

    Just wanted to say, try also the Tech forum if you havenĀ“t already...
  3. retrorider

    retrorider Journeyman
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    Oct 30, 2009
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    Sounds like one or more of 3 things, either power supply or logic board or cpu. Could be all 3.

    I would first try a known good power supply and see happens.

    Good luck!
  4. Monolith

    Monolith Sage
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    Jun 1, 2008
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    I dont believe its the power supply. Your recieving power, I know its only few items recieving power, but the Power supply doesn't have a brain to only power certain items. If it was the power supply, you would have weak to no power to all power items.

    Me....I think its your mother board.
  5. Lorddog

    Lorddog Crazed Zealot
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    Oct 25, 2004
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    when motherboard boots you should hear a post beep. do you hear that?
    can you open the side panel and see if any lights are on the motherboad - id little led light.
    if motherboard is ok then maybe the video card is bad? or are you using build-in video?