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Lighting Storm - Computer Crashed


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#1 Siryu

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 06:39 PM

A few days ago there was a lightning storm and my friend's computer crashed (it wouldn't turn on after that). So he went and got a new voltage box/power supply to replace the previous one. He got technicians to connect all the wires from the voltage box to the right places. With that the computer does turn on, but it turns off right away (right after the load up screen - the one with the bios entry option) and the monitor goes to sleep (the monitor goes to sleep a second before the computer turns off). Any help?

Edited by Siryu, 24 June 2009 - 06:40 PM.


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#2 fairjoeblue

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 10:27 PM

Sounds like the motherboard got fried.
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#3 Siryu

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 11:52 PM

Sounds like the motherboard got fried.


So it is the motherboard...though the technicians told him the motherboard was safe...
Does this mean there is a need of a new motherboard (no helping the old one)?

Edited by Siryu, 24 June 2009 - 11:53 PM.


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Posted 25 June 2009 - 03:49 PM

If the motherboard is at fault here, then yes. It needs to be replaced and no, there's no saving the old one. Can you enter the BIOS, or just see the splash screen for it?

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 02:40 PM

Knowing of two towers hit with lightning the only thing they could save was the smell.

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 02:47 PM

Knowing of two towers hit with lightning the only thing they could save was the smell.


I have seen this also, wasted some time with components I thought were OK, they died shortly.
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