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My motherboard power button is blinking!?

sadon

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My motherboard power button is blinking!?
« on: May 23, 2012, 10:36:45 am »
Good day everyone,
We had a thunderstorm yesterday and that made my PC to shut off. when i tried to turn it back on, it did but the graphic card fan was spinning very fast. I turned it off and unplugged everything then plugged them back. However, this time the power and Cmos buttons are both blinking.

please help me how to fix my PC.

the motherboard type is GA-X58A-UD7

Ben

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Re: My motherboard power button is blinking!?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2012, 07:48:36 pm »
Try removing the CMOS battery for an hour at least then replace it.

That should fix it, if not you may have stuffed up your computer, do you have "Surge" protection?

As you may have got an electrical surge  (charge) that could have caused some damage during the storm.

Hope this helps.

Ben.
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Re: My motherboard power button is blinking!?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2012, 09:30:30 pm »
Hi

It certainly does seem to be that you have been hit by a surge from the storm. It is recommended thaqt you unplug all sensitive electrical equiptment when there is a storm in the vicinity. I would suggest that if Ben's advice doesn't work you try this. It is nearly the same but sometimes just makes a difference so worth trying.

Remove the power cable from the mains supply and then press the power switch on the case for a few seconds just to drain any residual energy in the PSU capacitors.

Once done remove the motherboard battery overnight  before replacing it.
 
Next plug back into the mains supply and boot.
 
You will now need to enter the BIOS by pressing DEL and load Optimised BIOS Defaults.

Make any other changes to the BIOS settings to suit your self like disabling the floppy drive, disabling the full screen logo and making the HDD the primary boot device and then press F10 to save and exit.
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Re: My motherboard power button is blinking!?
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2012, 01:43:55 pm »
motherboard for trashing.    always take away  network cablle when shutting down computer and plugging cable out,  thunder could go throught  networkc able and  fry yopur mobo

sadon

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Re: My motherboard power button is blinking!?
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2012, 02:56:38 pm »
thank you guys for your replies.
i had the PSU replaced with a new one and now my PC is working fine.
the ole PSU must have have been fried because of the thunderstorm

again, thanks.

Ben

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Re: My motherboard power button is blinking!?
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2012, 07:49:11 pm »
I would suggest you purchase a power board with "surge" protection just in case this happens again.

I have a power board with this,  also my main power board for the house has one in it also.


Ben.
PS. Glad to hear it was just the PSU & not the entire system.

PPS. Good call C2222, re network cable.


« Last Edit: May 24, 2012, 07:52:51 pm by Ben »
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3R-B3
i7 2600 (4.00GHZ)
Ripjaws X 2@8GB XL (1.7V)
Kingston Blu Hyper 2@2GB (1.7V)
Corsair TX 650
HD 6870 1gb
blu ray + dvd
1T wd hdd
500gb WD hdd
Gigabyte Armor+MX case
Noctua air cooling (4 fans)
AOC 27'
Win 8 pro Full