Msg#: 3919726 posted 1:00 pm on May 25, 2009 (gmt 0)
Following the electrical storms last week, one of our office PC's (an AcerPower desktop) has stopped working. It's strange because when it's plugged in the fan turns, but when I hit the power switch it doesn't switch on.
Do any of you good folk have any ideas what it may be or how to fix it?
Msg#: 3919726 posted 1:57 pm on May 27, 2009 (gmt 0)
when a CPU fails the the whole computer fires up and runs - PSU, fans, disks....except it never does anything beyond that. You'll be looking at a blank screen a MB would have to be pretty burnt up to not even relay a power on to the PSU.
take the PSU to another computer real fast and if it does the same thing in that machine throw it in the trash.
[edited by: J_RaD at 1:59 pm (utc) on May 27, 2009]
Msg#: 3919726 posted 8:11 am on May 28, 2009 (gmt 0)
In our throwaway disposable culture just yank the drive from that critter and install on a recession priced critter and get back to work. Some of these things don't need to be solved these days. Just get back to work.