Hiya folks, a brief history of my problem...
I am a semi-pro photographer operating an on-site printing service, using a 2.6Kw generator running through a garage type consumer unit.
A few weeks ago I started the genny and by the time I had opened up the back of my van (under 10 seconds) smoke was filling my PC Tower. I immediately flipped the switch on the consumer unit. Apparently, when the PSU shorted it caused a surge, and even though none of the devices were switched on they were all plugged in so were technically live. I did not have a surge protector fitted and the generator is not one of those fancy sine wave jobs.
The pc power supply had shorted out and was dripping liquid from underneath where the fan was. The resulting damage is very surprising. Both my monitor and printer stopped working, (the internal fuses had blown) but the biggest headache is the computer!!
I fitted a replacement PSU and initially forgot to fit one of the power leads to the boar - PCI-E,, the CPU fan worked, but nothing else did. I then fitted the said correct lead and............................. nothing!!!!!!!!
The small light on the motherboard is illuminated so power is presumably getting through. I even changed the on/off switch at the front of the pc.
Please can anybody save my sanity and perhaps suggest what may be wrong with the MB?
My system is as follows:
Ace A-750BR PSU (brand new)
Sabretooth 990FX Motherboard
AMD FX 8-Core Processor Black Edition
12Gb DDR3 memory
GeForce 8800GTS Graphics card.
If you require any other details please ask )
Edited by motusman, 08 October 2013 - 06:30 AM.