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Power outage

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June 19, 2009 3:32:08 AM

We had a power outage and the computer was up and was surged when the power came back on. How do I reboot to get my computer back up?

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June 19, 2009 4:16:16 AM

1st thing i'd do is unplug the computers power supply and leave it unplugged for at least 10 minutes. Is your power now stable ? If it is replug in the power supply and see if your system will boot up by pushing the power button. If it won't then there's a chance that the power surge fried something.
June 20, 2009 2:42:26 AM

PSU may be fried, but of course if you were using a nice UPS with a built in surge protection you wouldnt have to worry.

dirtmountain's idea sounds good if it still wont start try borrowing a spare Power supply and test it on your system. Hopefully it didnt fry the rest of your system.
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