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So last night there was a random power surge at my house after i went to bed, with no storms or anything. My computer was running and its behind a surge protector, but it won't turn on now. I only had a minute or two to play with it before going to school this morning but I'm about to go back home and try to fix it.

The power button seems to do nothing, my mouse, which is plugged into the USB port on the back of the motherboard, is lit up, as it is normally when the computer is off or in a sleep state.

I'm wondering if this is a dead power supply or motherboard, or maybe just a breaker flipped. But like i said at least some power is coming through the computer so i don't think its a breaker. Any ideas of what is wrong? And can i RMA this type of thing?
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Do you fans spins ?
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post #3 of 8
Its most likely your PSU. You can still get lights on and even some fans spinning depending on how your PSU died.

If you RMA it just tell them it died randomly. NEVER even hint at a power surge or outage with a PSU company.
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post #4 of 8
I agree that its most likely the power supply. As for the RMA, do whats suggested above

To be sure try another power surge and even another power supply if you have one available.

Good luck to you
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post #5 of 8
Try a BIOS reset first. I had a weird computer once where removing the power to the PSU would cause it to be unbootable until I reset the BIOS.
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post #6 of 8
I just had this happen recently.

Unplug the power cable to the PSU. Clear your CMOS. Then plug the power cable back in and it should fire up
    
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post #7 of 8
I would try all the above as far as testing the power supply. I would also try switching the power button on the case and use the reset switch in it's place. Maybe the power button got buggered up.
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post #8 of 8
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sweet all i had to do was unplug and plug the cable. thanks guys!
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AMD X3 720 Black@3.6GHz GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P HIS Radeon 4890 1GB G.SKILL 4GB DDR3 1333 
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WD Black 640GB AALS Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Xigmatek HDT-S1283 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer H213H 21.5" 1080p Microsoft Sidewinder X4 CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX CoolerMaster HAF 932 
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WD Black 640GB AALS Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Xigmatek HDT-S1283 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer H213H 21.5" 1080p Microsoft Sidewinder X4 CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX CoolerMaster HAF 932 
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