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Dead Hard Drive? or something else...

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#1 FrogerMan


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Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:22 PM

I was plugging in a new modem and I unplugged my pc power cord while it was on by mistake. When I tried turning on my pc after plugging it in I just get a black screen. I have removed all the components and rest them and the same thing happens. My monitor recognizes being plugged in because it does not say cable not connected on the screen. I have 3 graphics cards and it stays black with all of them. I have also tried just using each memory card individually to see if one was bad but nothing changed. It powers on and sounds normal but nothing happens. Any suggestions?


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#2 hamluis



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Posted 11 November 2011 - 08:56 PM

With the system powered down...try flipping the PSU power switch to the OFF position for a few seconds...then returning it to the ON position...and then trying to boot the system.


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Posted 11 November 2011 - 10:02 PM

It should not make any difference unplugging pc power cord with pc on or off { other than a disk check } I`ve done it a hundred times with computers running and no harm came of it. I would check your battery on the motherboard { dead or weak batteries causes bios to return to default settings } then after check or replacement of battery, remove all graphics cards and start with either the onboard video or if no onboard video then a single video card and if that works then proceed with setting up the rest of your video cards as if it were the first time . Oh by the way , I hope you mean an external modem because if you tried to install an internal modem { pci or such } with pc running then you have shorted you pci bus and your motherboard is toast.

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