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My Computer Died!


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#1 bbblade

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:02 PM

:thumbsup: I have done a bad thing, I plugged the power source for my external hard drive into the ps2 port for the mouse.
The computer shut down right away, no noise or anything.
I have a HP a6200 running Vista. It is less than 6mo old.
The power source light is on and that is all.
How much damage is done to the mother board?
Is the computer protected aginst ideots like me and have some sort of rest?

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#2 Kristopher McDougall

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:46 PM

Hey sorry to hear about your prob... not quite sure what the damage would be with something like that. Do you have another computer you can test devices in? It might have only messed up your power supply but could have done more damage ... only testing will tell.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:53 PM

Can you turn it on?

You may have destroyed the PSU and possibly the motherboard.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 09:15 PM

Please tell me, how did you plug in a power supply jack into a ps/2 port? It is not physically possible
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Posted 21 March 2008 - 09:18 PM

Please tell me, how did you plug in a power supply jack into a ps/2 port? It is not physically possible

I never quite got the plug all the way in the plugin, I guess enough to do the damage.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 10:00 PM

Might have shorted something.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 10:34 PM

The only possible scenario could be that the power supply was faulty and shorted out when you touched the case with the outside of the plug, or there's a short in the computer and it grounded out through the PS. You can unplug it from the wall and if it has a voltage selection switch, move it to 220 then reset it to 110 and try it. Some P.S. reset that way.

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 04:57 PM

fried hopefully just the motherboard. you'll need a test system to thoroughly test your ram, cpu, hdd, optical drive, video card, and psu.




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