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Post Date: 2022-05-15

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    Posted: 15 May 2022 at 3:27am
I'm worried I may have killed my PC by turning it off at the wall before it was shut down.

I turned it off this way last night now it's not working at all.

I've noticed that my USB audio interface has a light on when plugged in, so power is coming through bo th on the back and front panels, but nothing happens when I press the power button or reset button.

I've pulled it apart and cleaned out all dust and just connected up an SSD, RAM and power. Still nothing.

Not sure where to start troubleshooting. Looking at the MOBO I can't see any damaged caps and https://omegle.onl/https://xender.vip/

Edited by verdas - 03 Jun 2022 at 10:34am
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 May 2022 at 4:58am
Doubtful you bricked or crowbarred your rig, but possible.   Unplug the pc from the wall, hold in the power on button for several seconds. Plug back in, make sure psu is toggled on and try booting.   

If still a problem, unplug all usb devices except keyboard and mouse , unplug external devices like headphones, etc. and try it.   Reseat ram modules and graphics card.   

Recheck connectors from front panel to mobo, especially the 2 pin power on plug from front panel on switch. Very easy to dislodge it when working in that area.   

Lookup paper clip check for power supply.   Basically unplug 24 pin from mobo, short the black and green wire in plug and see if power supply turns on.   Double check the pins to short with bent paper clip.

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  Quote db188 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 May 2022 at 12:00pm
it's possible, however unlikely, that you blew a fuse in the PSU.  however, more likely you just need to follow bprat's steps.  the easiest and first step should be unplugging the PSU and then hold down the start button to discharge the unit.  then plug it all back in and see if you can get it to start.  same goes for the ram, unlikely you fried it, but if re-seating it doesn't work (you should still run a memtest on it to make sure there are no errors even if you get the rig starting up as usual), you can try 1 stick at a time to see which might be bad. 


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