American_4275 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1076 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2320 times:
I need some computer help. Last week I was in France so before I left I shut off the computers. I shut them both down properly by going to the start menu and going through the shut down process. On my second computer it said "It Is Now Safe To Shut Down Your Computer" so I flipped the switch on the surge protector and the computer shut off. No zapping noises or anything unusual. When I came back from France, I turned the surge protector on and hit the power button on my computer. I got nothing. It didn't zap, no lights...nada. I tried plugging it into the wall instead of the surge protector and it made no difference. What could have happened? Could it have gotten zapped somehow while I was gone?? It wouldn't be through the phone line because it runs on Cable Modem.
Big777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2245 times:
Did you through the x-ray your laptop? It will damage your hard drive if your laptop through the x-ray. Sorry! I thought you know about that all computers never go thru x-ray. Next time, ask the guard if computer is alright to thru or not to thru.
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2159 times:
Powercord, main powerswitch, try opening the case and blowing hard.. lol.
Otherwise, find a spare power supply and use that. I had a problem where a powercut in the middle of the night switched my computer off, and I couldn't get it to switch back on. Eventually a tried a different power supply and found that it worked.
I also had a monitor that broke because of a power cut, god I hate powercuts!!!
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6418 posts, RR: 31
Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2017 times:
You switched out the power supply? Gee I'd just assume a tripped breaker. As Radarbeam said, plug something else into the receptacle. Of course if the surge protector lit up you know you've got power. Did it?
PS: A loose connection in the receptacle is not likely.
I am glad I was around to fly before de-regulation.
Victech From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 546 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1963 times:
Laptops can go through x-rays, on my recent trip out of MCO, they made me put it though the usual Rapiscan as well as an Examinder 3DX-6000 (a 3D CT scanner) and my ThinkPad 770X sustained no damage...
American_4275 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1076 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1985 times:
The power is fine. The monitor gets power through the same strip. The light on the switch turns on. It's fine. I don't know what else to do. I wanted to try a spare power supply (145 w) to just power the MOBO and the hard drive but the machine did not start up. Is there any other essential piece of hardware that I need to give power to? As far as I know, the CPU gets it's power through the MOBO. What other possibilities are there?