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Lightning Strikes PC! No Fans Spinning!

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Howdy, OC'ers. I tried to find the best board for this topic, my apologies if I'm incorrect.

Last night, lightning struck very close to my house. It didn't seem to damage anything outside, but sure enough, my desktop was affected. It was behind a surge protector which seemed to have protected everything else behind the strip. There is no noticeable physical damage to the PC, and all of the applicable outlets work fine after testing them with other appliances.

Anyway, when I hit the power button, nothing happens. No fans spinning, no change, etc. When I have the PC plugged in to a power supply the on-board power on switch on the motherboard lights up, flashing once per second. I unplug the power, and the light slows down and fades away after about four flashes. There are no motherboard beeps coming from the system speaker, however my actual speakers make a popping sound in-sync with the flashing light on the motherboard.

I've reset the CMOS using the CMOS reset button, but I'm going to take out the battery and see if that works, as I can't be sure that I'm even hitting the little button.

The motherboard is an ASUS P6X58D-E, the PSU is a Corsair HX850. I don't have a multimeter or a means of testing the PSU, and I've got a strong suspicion that it is damaged, so my first action is likely going to be to replace the unit. After that, I'll be able to see how damaged the motherboard is.

Any questions or advice would be appreciated, as I've never dealt with this problem before and am not aware of all the troubleshooting that I should undergo. Thanks for your insight.
post #2 of 8
That is very unfortunate. See if you can borrow a multimeter from a friend to test whether or not the PSU is still able to supply power. Replacing the CMOS would also be a good step, as you have indicated above.

I know it is not much, but I wish you the best of luck.
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I'm thinking PSU, is there anyway you can try booting with another one, perhaps a friends?
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The surge protector failed, the warranty that came with it should cover the pc, I know mine has cover up to £100,000.
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post #5 of 8
Try to power up the pc with another PSU.
I think your coolers are fried.
Good luck,sorry to hear this man.
Cheers!
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Originally Posted by fonzye View Post
Try to power up the pc with another PSU.
I think your coolers are fried.
Good luck,sorry to hear this man.
Cheers!
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post #7 of 8
Use the surge protector warranty, but I would also invest in a battery backup. Hope everything gets fixed and payed for by the surge company. Custom builds aint cheap.
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Thanks for the sympathy and well-wishing, I appreciate the feel! I'm looking into filing a complaint with the company that makes the surge protector, as it did come with a warranty. I'm in the process of finding one of my old PSUs and trying out the components. Thanks again for the love.

PS: I'm looking into a UPS, any suggestions? If not, I'll look around on the forum, I'm sure there are plenty of threads.
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