July 12th, 2004, 11:42 AM
My CPU(Computer) does not start!
I have a Pentium 4 system, 2.8Ghz, 256DD RAM. Suddently my computer went off when I was working on it. Later I noticed that there were a few drops of water near the power plug. I am using a common plug for both the CPU and the monitor. But still my Monitor is unaffected and CPU has virtually gone dead. Could it be a possible short-circuit? Can there be any other possibility? Please provide me a solution and do me a favour.
July 12th, 2004, 12:03 PM
I would guess you mean you use a common outlet for the computer and monitor, since unless you have a mac, they have separate power cords.
Anyway, it is possible that something is fried. Does anything happen when you try to turn on the computer? Beeps? Lights? Anything at all?
First thing I would try would be a new power supply.
July 12th, 2004, 02:32 PM
Yes, I meant a common outlet.
There are no beeps, no lights, nothing here. I tried to change the power cords but was of no use. I am worried about the motherboard. Can there be a permanent damage to it?. Power supply! Do you mean the SMPS? Actually, I dont have a very good knowledge about the hardware assembling. Please clariy?
Last edited by Mutahhir; July 12th, 2004 at 03:01 PM.
July 12th, 2004, 03:59 PM
This 'comon outlet' you use, could it have fused/triped/fried? Most computers don't really allow themselves to get too damaged by power surges unless it was a really major surge which would be like lightning or something, not just a short circuit.
Does your screen still work or is that also dead?
July 12th, 2004, 05:03 PM
My screen does work.....thanks
July 12th, 2004, 08:06 PM
The power supply is the component that the power cord plugs into on your computer. It has an on/off switch, its a rectangular box, usually on the top back section of the computer. There's really no good way to find what is broken in a computer without switching pieces out most of the time. If you aren't comfortable doing this, take it to a shop (but be wary, so they don't cheat you )