Dead pc

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    Question PC dead after power surge - help?

    So, my pc died after a power surge, despite being plugged into a surge protector, grounded outlet, etc. (Im assuming the motherboard is also dead, hopefully nothing else lol) I bought a new PSU and still nothing, however I did notice something. The new PSU makes a suuuuper quiet high pitched...
  2. Molfen2

    Question My pc refuses to turn on

    I have a pretty decent system that i used to game on. A few years ago it started using 100% of my disk when i was trying to download games and would eventually end up freezing the entire PC and then i had to force-restart the entire PC. Eventually it just refused to boot up again, no fans...
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    Question PC went dead, Power supply working fine

    Hi All, I recently moved houses and when I tried to start the PC in the new house it was stone cold. It has been working great for the last year and half before the move Here are the few things i tried. Made sure all the connections are fine Made sure the switch and reset connection from case...
  4. MEETWIIT

    [SOLVED] My motherboard won't turn on, is it dead?

    Hello there, so I switched the SATA cable from SATA2 to the SATA1 in my motherboard Gigabyte H110m-S2H, and when I tried to boot the pc again, my motherboard didn't want to turn on, I feel some electricity in the USB ports, but the fans, the CPU fans, the GPU, and everything doesn't turn on when...
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    [SOLVED] Is my power supply dead?

    Hello, My pc worked yesterday perfectly but today it wont turn on. What could be the problem? I have 750w cooler master power supply, had it for 5 years, but now for some reason my pc wont start, so I tried turning on the power supply without the motherboard but it still didn’t turn on, but when...
  6. KamiKam

    Question PC won’t turn on after being turned off through “Shut Down” (but wait, there’s more…)

    Hi! First time poster here and I’m desperate. Let’s start with the specs: -16GB of RAM (T-Force brand) -GTX GEFORCE 1660 GPU -AMD Ryzen 7 3700 -BF 450 ASUS Motherboard -Not sure about the PSU, honestly. Might be an Azza 650W This is a custom pc built around August 2020 with brand new parts...
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    [SOLVED] Not booting, ticking sound from mobo. Broken mobo?

    Hi, my good people, I just attempted to build a new rig, but nothing happens when i try to boot. No fans, LEDs or anything is turning on, just completely dead. I have ofc triple checked the PSU switch, tried different outlets etc., but still nothing. I suspected i had connected the pwr pin...
  8. GODSAIYAN317

    [SOLVED] Why does my screen keep going black "losing signal".

    So my pc in the past ended up just going black, it'd turn on and fans would go but the screen remained black "on all monitors/hdmi" so I took it to a repair shop "A+ computers" a small business, they took several weeks but ended up figuring out the graphics card was the issue, got a new one and...
  9. kry123

    [SOLVED] New PC build won't power on, Asus prime H310M-A motherboard

    Just added new components to my pc, but there's only light on the ethernet area of the motherboard when booting up. I've checked all the cables for power 24/4pin and made sure they are snug, I even tested 2 other power supplies I own. I pulled everything off the motherboard and did a test...
  10. vikkyy

    Question My computer went black and wont turn back on

    Hello! I was using my computer like normal (nothing intensive that would cause it to overheat) and everything suddenly went black. No glitches before or anything. Everything just suddenly went...black. Immediately after this happened, I tried to take a look at what was going on inside the...
  11. Z

    Question CPU keeps overheating up to 95C with barely anything opened.

    Hi, I've been using this PC for quite years, and it have been running very fine, But for some reason, recently, The CPU gets overheated to insane degrees such as 80-90C even with only Google chrome. It's a very, very, Very Old PC, But Im poor and indebted, there's no way i can buy another, so...
  12. Cameron Wagner

    Question dead pc

    HI, my computer recently stoped turning on before it died it would randomly shut down but the led on my front panel would stay on. i would fix it by unplugging the 4pin cpu connector, it wouldn’t turn back on unless i did that. i have done the paper clip test on my psu and the fan would spin for...
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    Question "Dead" PC.

    I have a very old PC, an Advent T9508 - I tried to install two new matched RAM sticks into it. I wanted to upgrade the OS too. Very infrequently used, but has been working fine for many many years. I had to remove my GPU to get out the RAM as locking clip was hitting GPU, couldn't get RAM out...
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    Question Tried to install new components and computer died

    Hi all, I ordered some new RAM (32Gb Corsair Vengeance 24MHz 2x16Gb) to upgrade my PC which had 8GB (got a deal on amazon). After the first batch came with only 1 working stick, I returned and got a replacement set sent to me. After installing this set, one stick at a time, both sticks also...
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    [SOLVED] Is my graphics card dead?

    So few months earlier my computer was running fine and the games were also running very smooth on medium to high settings depending on the games I play (Far cry series or tom clancys). Fast forward to this day i am using the same setup but no games would run more than 2-3 minutes. It would just...
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    [SOLVED] How to transfer old pc files to new one? (Same computer, but new windows and clean install)

    So few days ago my pc totally crashed, and removed a tons of files (windows boot, few games, pictures, drivers and other system stuff) etc, and now i cant use it anymore. So i am considering reinstalling windows and starting the pc as a new (wipe away old information), but can i transfer games...
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    Question How to diagnose a dead PCI-E slot

    My PC broke down a few months ago and I'm just getting around to repairing it. When it broke I had a "GTX 750 TI" that I bought off of Ebay and it turned out to be a GTX 550 TI. Well that was when things went south... the computer refuses to post and I was thinking it was the RAM, the...
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    Question Pc dead after installing a new ssd. Whats wrong?

    Today I received a new ssd so I decided to install it in my PC. After installing it I plugged everything in an pressed the power button. The PC turned on for a fraction of a second then it turned off. I waited a few seconds and tried again but nothing happened. I tested the PSU and it seems to...
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    Question PSU Short? - dead computer - GPU okay ?

    Hey all, so two days ago my PC of 6 / 7 years decided to explode on me when it was turned on; as soon as I logged into Windows and saw my desktop I heard an extremely loud bang, similar to a firework going off right next to me. Next thing I knew my PC is dead. What seems to have happened is the...
  20. Question PC won't turn on

    Hi gang! So I removed my original cooler that came with this prebuilt PC and tried to replace it with an AMD Wraith Prism. While removing the cooler, the CPU was also yanked out and my idiot self dropped in into the case so now there are some bent pins. When I first placed the chip in there was...
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    Question PC Suffered a Power Surge - New Build -Assistance appreciated

    So heres the short story. A few weeks ago my pc suffered a power surge. I bought a new power supply but it stil didn't work. I took it to a repair shop to get the problem diagnosed and the components tested. The diagnosis was as follows: CPU - Untested (he didn't have a suitable motherboard)...
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    Question Pc not turning on all of a sudden

    Hi, so I was working with my pc at night and everything was working fine. I put hibernation when i was done with my work and then switched off from the mains. The next day, my pc is not powering on when i press the power button. My motherboard led lights up. When i press the power button, the...
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    Two desktops sharing Ethernet.

    I currently have a Mac setup in my home office. I have an Ethernet connection at the wall currently connected to my Mac Mini. I’m going to be adding a PC to the office for work related stuff. I also want to connect it to Ethernet, but I just have 1 line coming from the wall (The router is in the...
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    Laptop or computer?

    I travel between two houses frequently and should I buy a gaming laptop or build a mini itx gaming computer with about a console sized case which one should I get?
  25. PotatoChez

    Does this Motherboard allow for overclocking?

    Does this: https://www.amazon.com/LGA1151-Micro-Motherboards-B150M-PLUS-D3/dp/B016A459GO/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1494467489&sr=1-3-fkmr0&keywords=ddr3+skylake+motherboard+for+overclocking Allow for overclocking of the i5-6600k?
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    1400$ Gaming Build

    Hello forums, I've been recently wanting to build a gaming pc for 1400$. I need a monitor, keyboard, mouse and mouse pad. Important notes to consider with the build though. ------------------------- 1. I dont overclock CPU's, so no unlocked CPU's or aftermarket cooler. 2. For now I prefer HDD...
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    First Desktop Build

    Hey everyone, I decided to do my first build and with pre-black friday offers, i think it would be the best time to get some parts! Let me know what you think about the config since I am doing it for the first time, and all inputs are welcome. CPU: Intel i5 3570K RAM: 4x4 G Skill DDR3 1866...