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Extreme4 gen3, won't boot. Need help!

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May 15, 2012 2:59:47 PM

Hi! i just recently built a gaming PC, and have had it for about 6 months now. However, one morning after a big storm hit, my computer wouldn't boot whatsoever, no fans, no lights from LEDs, nothing. I did try to boot with CPU only with no GPU, still nothing. I tried clearing CMOS, but still nothing. HOWEVER, when i plug in my mouse via USB, the lights on the mouse (Coolermaster Storm Sentinel) light up just for ONE second, then dies. I went over and replugged every power connector to no avail.


Has anyone had this problem before?

(I'm afraid the storm may have been the problem here to cause the mobo to fry.)

My specs:

i5 2500k
Gtx 570
Gskill 8gb 2x4
Coolermaster gx 750w

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a b V Motherboard
May 15, 2012 3:17:03 PM

Well seems like MOBO got problem but how storm hit your pc ?
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a b V Motherboard
May 15, 2012 3:18:20 PM

Try by changing electricity socket and check on another monitor
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May 15, 2012 3:19:32 PM

Well, it was a really big storm. Lots of lightning and thunder. I'm thinking lightning could have probably hit somewhere near my house to cause a power surge. My computer was not on over night.
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a b V Motherboard
May 15, 2012 3:20:44 PM

first i would get a power supply tester and see if the power supply is working
most likely the psu took the hit and your components are fine
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May 15, 2012 3:20:56 PM

THE UNKNOWN said:
Try by changing electricity socket and check on another monitor




The power sockets are fine, i have my laptop and TV running with no problems.
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May 15, 2012 3:22:13 PM

alvine said:
first i would get a power supply tester and see if the power supply is working
most likely the psu took the hit and your components are fine




I RMA'd my PSU, thinking that was the problem, however, I just received a new one from Coolermaster, and the problem still exists.
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a b V Motherboard
May 15, 2012 3:23:10 PM

Try by changing psu
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May 15, 2012 3:35:53 PM

THE UNKNOWN said:
Try by changing psu




I don't have any back up PSU's but I RMA'd my PSU thinking that was the problem and just received a new one and it works. However, the problem still exists.
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a b V Motherboard
May 15, 2012 3:37:14 PM

try resetting the cmos.
other than that i would swap out parts one at a time to see which one is not working
i got a bad feeling its the mobo lol
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a b V Motherboard
May 15, 2012 3:39:02 PM

as you already RMA'd psu it works but problem still exits it seems like electricity issue
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May 15, 2012 7:47:56 PM

alvine said:
try resetting the cmos.
other than that i would swap out parts one at a time to see which one is not working
i got a bad feeling its the mobo lol



I just tried clearing the CMOS, but still nothing. I do believe i'll have to RMA and get a new one :/ 

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