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Ugh my computer

Evil GummyEvil Gummy Registered User
edited May 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
I guess we had an electric short last night or something, because when I woke up some minutes ago the oven clock is flashing and both computers are off.

I try to turn mine on, it starts up, but my moniter (which is on and blinking) is black. I test my moniter on the other comp, which is fine, and my moniter works there. It is clearly my computer itself.

Do you think this is a video card issue? ARGH this could not have come at a worse time.

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  • Fizban140Fizban140 Registered User, __BANNED USERS
    edited May 2010
    Try to reseat the card, pull it out and make sure it is fully seated. If you can, try the card in the other computer.

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  • ApogeeApogee Lancks In Every Game Ever TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Shock could have fried the video card, especially if it's one with a direct link to the PSU. Given that the compy starts up, however, I'm inclined to not believe that, since everything would probably be friend in that case, or at least the PSU would be.

    I agree with the above, reseat it first, then try swapping the cards.

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  • Iceman.USAFIceman.USAF Captain East CoastRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Most electric companies can be held financially responsible if they fry stuff turning the power back on, especially if it was on a surge protector. Might want to call them once you figure out what is broken.



  • Evil GummyEvil Gummy Registered User
    edited May 2010
    Hmn, so you're saying since it technically turns on...it might not be the video card being destroyed? Reseat it, ok, guess I must crack the case then heh. Wish me luck.

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  • ApogeeApogee Lancks In Every Game Ever TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Given the circumstances, make damn sure it's unplugged, and ground yourself!

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  • soxboxsoxbox Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Apogee wrote: »
    Given the circumstances, make damn sure it's unplugged, and ground yourself!

    It extremely unlikely that you're going to have 110 volts running anywhere inside your box. Leave it plugged in and turned off - if your power cable includes a ground pin, that will keep your box grounded so that it's less likely that you'll short anything.

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