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Ok what the ****?? I've got TWO computers, and they BOTH seem to have died!! They're both P5N32-E's, one has a Q6600, and the other has a P4 2.8GHz.

NEITHER of them are operational for some reason! I can turn them on, but neither of them posts! What the hell?? I took the batteries outta both, let them sit overnight... nothing! The PSU tests fine, I'm using different RAM, and video cards, swapping the combination around... WHAT THE HELL???

I'm so pissed, what is wrong?? Not a power surge, they weren't even plugged in!!!
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When I read your title the first thing that popped into my mind was a power surge of some sort. Since you say your psu is fine it kinda of throws a wrench into the whole theory. Unless its possible for a psu to survive what the other components couldn't. Anyway it would explain why both don't work. Double kill if you will?
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When I read your title the first thing that popped into my mind was a power surge of some sort. Since you say your psu is fine it kinda of throws a wrench into the whole theory. Unless its possible for a psu to survive what the other components couldn't. Anyway it would explain why both don't work. Double kill if you will?
Blah... what the **** is wrong... I'm really starting to hate computers...
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were they networked? perhaps they got a lan surge... its uncommon but it DOES happen..
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were they networked? perhaps they got a lan surge... its uncommon but it DOES happen..
hows that work when they wernt even plugged into the power?

sounds like dirty power at your house, try again tomorrow

have you cleared cmos?
post #6 of 34
I can see this possible if you're having large spikes in your electricity. Power supplies are made to handle these to a certain degree, but not all the way.

Are both computers plugged into the same power source(Surge protector, UPS, socket)?

If they are both plugged into the same surge protector/UPS than you might want to plug them directly into the wall and see if that does anything. You could also try a different electrical socket in the room.

edit: whoops, I didn't see that they weren't even plugged in. But you can still try a different source.
Edited by aod2002 - 5/15/08 at 7:32pm
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It actually sounds like some paranormal activities going on in your house.
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post #8 of 34
i say intel mobos. they probably arent, but i think they are pos's
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It actually sounds like some paranormal activities going on in your house.
Yeah, I think God is against my computer.

As far as the dirty power, it's been 4 days!
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hows that work when they wernt even plugged into the power?
The network hub/router/switch has its own power supply. If the network device itself surged via the ethernet port, it would explain why both computers are not working when power wasnt connected.

Aside from that, double check all connections, specifically the atx header wire.
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