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Last night we had a major storm and it resulted in a citywide power outage. Now my comp won't turn on.

I have the power connected to a surge protector. I can see that the surge protector has power.

I can also see that the Hiper PSU is getting power as the rear fan led is on and the on/off button is glowing.

It just won't start. I have tried unplugging the power supply from the wall and left it that eay for 10 minutes to see if it would reset.

No luck. Help!
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well just shutting your computer off in use could have damaged any number of things. start in the beginning and work your way in first try another power supply, if you have one. i would be willing to bet it fried ur piower supply even if some parts are working
    
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do you have a UPS? (Uninterruptible Power Supply)

http://www-facilities.stanford.edu/t...uidelines.html

it does a lot more than just give you power for 20-40 min. it saves your computers @ss.
If its not something simple like a Cmos reset you probably have a fried motherboard, psu, or hard drive. or maybe a combination. it happens...
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I reset the cmos no luck. avy other suggestions?

what should I try next?

how can I prevent this for future occurences?
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try a different powersupply, if it still dont work then its prolly a mobo. if the hard drive was fried i think it would atleast post wouldnt it
    
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Does the mobo have a "reset" button? (Mine does).
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Originally Posted by rottenotto View Post
Does the mobo have a "reset" button? (Mine does).
do you have a cmos jumper as well?

where is your reset button located?
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how can I prevent this in future oiccurences?
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Buy a surge protector at your local Radio Shack. The problem with your computer now is more than likely your power supply, it happened to me once.
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get a ups. lol
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