PC "Dead" ??

  373Bob 20:31 11 Sep 2006

My other PC was accidentally left on for over a day, by my son. When I saw it it was displaying both the "power on" light (red) and the drive activity light (Orange). I checked the monitor, by moving the mouse and by using the keyboard, but nothin wouls display.
I switched the computer off, without doing the recommended closedown as this appeared to be the only option.
The PC will not fire up at all now. No lights or sounds coming from the "box". I have checked power connections, cables and fuses. All appear OK. Any suggestions folks ?

  Kate B 20:32 11 Sep 2006

Any beeps? Do the fans start?

  373Bob 20:40 11 Sep 2006

No fans or lights or any other indication of life

  ICF 20:42 11 Sep 2006

New power supply?

  Kate B 20:50 11 Sep 2006

That was my thought. Definitely worth trying.

  amateurann 21:52 11 Sep 2006

I had all but given up when this happened to my dad's desktop a couple of weeks ago (i'd just replaced a dead monitor.) Having left it a couple of hours I gave it one last chance and it powered up. Still don't know what caused it.

  373Bob 22:12 11 Sep 2006

Unfortunately waiting and trying again appears not to work. I think that it probably is the power supply unit. Thanks for your ideas

  Kate B 23:43 11 Sep 2006

Check the fuse in the plug, too. Sounds daft, but as well to rule it out!

  DieSse 00:04 12 Sep 2006

Unplug it from the mains - wait a few minutes, plug it in, and try again.

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