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Windows 7: PC just went dead randomly after fixing NIC issue...

02 Jul 2011   #11
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Hey Bob.

I am thinking that the problem could be due to the fact that the lightning that damaged your NIC has damaged your motherboard too. The motherboard must be failing as a result of the voltage of the lightning.

Slasher


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02 Jul 2011   #12
caldom

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

HI, ok so if it's the motherboard or the PCU is it possible to know exactly which one to buy? Is this something I could do or does it have to be done by Dell?
Bob
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02 Jul 2011   #13
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

PCU? Do u mean CPU or PSU?

Would u have by any chance another desktop lying around?
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02 Jul 2011   #14
caldom

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi, sorry about that I mean the PSU...yes I do have another older desktop...
Bob
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02 Jul 2011   #15
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Hmmm how old? Can you tell me the specs of it?
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02 Jul 2011   #16
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by caldom View Post
HI, ok thats kinda what I was thinking. would it be a matter of replacing the PCU or...
Bob
I know it was a typo but, It is Power Supply Unit.

Yes they can be replaced. How adept are you with working with electronics?
At home it could take several hours with the proper tools and supplies.
See:How To Replace Your Power Supply | Hardware Secrets

For replacement guide:Newegg.com - Recommended Power Supply Calculator.

Here is but one example:
Dell Dimension 8100 Power Supply replacement - FSP400-60PFB-M

A local shop could have it done in a day for around $100USD

It could be done by Dell, is there any warranty left, otherwise it could be expensive.
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02 Jul 2011   #17
caldom

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

HI, it's another Dell dimesion 8400, OS xp pro, 2 GB of memory, 160 memory hard drive, CPUent. 4-3.0 G
This is off the top of my head, let me know if you need more details?
I've also edited the lightning computers specs too.
Bob
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02 Jul 2011   #18
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Alright. Look, before buying new components, we should see if the problem lies in the PSU or the motherboard itself. Can you try and insert your PSU into your PC and try and see if it boots up or not?

If it does boot up, that means that the problem would be in your motherboard, which would need replacing.

Who knew lightning could cause such problems...
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02 Jul 2011   #19
caldom

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi, ok that makes sense. The problem is that this other computer is having some problems of it's own (ATI display driver) and has many family pic/videos on and I wouldn't want to hurt that pc with the unsaved pics on it. ..Any other ideas???
Bob
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02 Jul 2011   #20
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Well would it be possible to insert your old computer's PSU into your computer? (Also, why not make a new thread to fix that ATI problem on your old computer?)
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