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Windows 7: Help EMERGENCY With MY COMPUTER!

16 Jul 2009   #1
7Dreams

Windows 7 Build 7600 64bit/Ubuntu/Leopard
 
 
Help EMERGENCY With MY COMPUTER!

i was installing windows 7 on my computer and i see a cable unplugged inside my computer so i find a spot and my computer turns off and i see a flash of electricity, is my computer now dead it wont turn on and if you know please tell me


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16 Jul 2009   #2
Azural

Windows 7 Build 7229 x64
 
 

It's quite possible you blew out something.

You should never make any hardware changes while the system is running or plugged in.
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16 Jul 2009   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello 7Dreams,

It doesn't sound good at all. What type of cable was it that you plugged in, and where did you plug it in at?
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16 Jul 2009   #4
rook

Windows 7 X64 RTM
 
 

Let me get this straight....while the computer was on - you connected a random cable into to what you thought looked like an appropriate socket? And the computer shut down and you saw a electrical arc flash? Is this correct?
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16 Jul 2009   #5
7Dreams

Windows 7 Build 7600 64bit/Ubuntu/Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rook View Post
Let me get this straight....while the computer was on - you connected a random cable into to what you thought looked like an appropriate socket? And the computer shut down and you saw a electrical arc flash? Is this correct?
exactly
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16 Jul 2009   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
give the guy a break

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 7Dreams View Post
i was installing windows 7 on my computer and i see a cable unplugged inside my computer so i find a spot and my computer turns off and i see a flash of electricity, is my computer now dead it wont turn on and if you know please tell me
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 7Dreams View Post
exactly
hey i think we all have made dumb choices. he might be in deep do. lets cut him some slack

Ken
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16 Jul 2009   #7
7Dreams

Windows 7 Build 7600 64bit/Ubuntu/Leopard
 
 

rook, got my exact situation.
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16 Jul 2009   #8
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 7Dreams View Post
rook, got my exact situation.
My only suggestion is to unplug the power cable from the wall, disconnect whatever you plugged in and turn it back on and see if it works.

If it does not, I'm afraid your best bet will be to take it to a computer repair shop as you have likely either blown the power supply or the motherboard.
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16 Jul 2009   #9
7Dreams

Windows 7 Build 7600 64bit/Ubuntu/Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
My only suggestion is to unplug the power cable from the wall, disconnect whatever you plugged in and turn it back on and see if it works.

If it does not, I'm afraid your best bet will be to take it to a computer repair shop as you have likely either blown the power supply or the motherboard.

it works now, but i didnt do the same steps as you but thanks though
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16 Jul 2009   #10
rook

Windows 7 X64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
My only suggestion is to unplug the power cable from the wall, disconnect whatever you plugged in and turn it back on and see if it works.

If it does not, I'm afraid your best bet will be to take it to a computer repair shop as you have likely either blown the power supply or the motherboard.

Agreed!
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