The reason I wrote "could" up there is my mum (KNOWS LESS ABOUT COMPUTERS THAN ME!!) changed the power input from 5-something to 110...something popped and now the computer wont turn on..but power must go through it because the monitor light still goes.
. I'm pleased you can post here at Bleepingcomputer. That shows you can think BIG.
Computers work on little voltages. Like 5.5V. Power at the wall comes in at big voltages. Like 110V. The power supply unit inside the computer "transforms" it downward so the computer can use it. I'm not sure how your mum changed it.
If you need anymore details..just ask
I'm asking...What did she change?
(can you say what switch & where it is located exactly?)Does the monitor plug into the wall?
(the light on the monitor tells you power is there, you are correct. My monitor power cord is separate from my PC power cord. Most, if not all, desktops are that way. The other cord, from the monitor-to-PC is not power, even though it is big. It carries the little "signals" that the computer sends it to make the image.)Can you tell us what kind of computer it is?
(they usually have tags on the bottom. All the numbers & letters from top to bottom. Same for the monitor, please. Then we can get a better picture of it, and check some more things out about it)
You will learn more about the problem by talking about it here... thats for sure.
Edited by phawgg, 27 October 2004 - 02:56 AM.