PC power up problem

  Digital 12:03 01 Feb 2007

My son has a PC running of an extension lead shared with the monitor & a calculator. Recently there was a power cut & when the power was restored the calculator powered up immediately, as did the monitor but the PC refused to power up until the socket for the extension lead was switched off & on again. Any one got any ideas why this was necessary.

Not really sure as to why but I'm noticing it more and more with electrical equipment these days, not just PC's. I've found that if something has stopped working, if I pull the plug, count to ten plug it in again and start it up, more often than not it cures the problem. First discovered it on a CCTV system at work. The company had a firm around to fix a failed camera, said it couldn't be done and would cost £100 + and was invoiced for a call out charge as well. I took a look at it, unplugged everything, put it all back and off it went!
Even applied the same principal to our fan heater at home.
It's one of the first things I do now when something seems to be dead.
What a strange and wonderful world we live in!


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