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Power failure During a rain storm the power in my neighborhood went out for about 30 minutes. There was no lightning, just wind. When power was restored, my computer would not turn on at all (nothing happens when I press the power button on the front). I checked the outlets, power strip and power cord. I plugged the computer directly into the wall and changed the power cord...nothing. Do you think I could get this fixed? Thanks. Lisa

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  • flashman38 Sep 08, 2008

    Thank you for your suggestions. I have already tried them. It appears I need a new power supply.

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By plugging it directly into the wall... what was it plugged into before. and have you actually taken some other electrical device and plugged it in to make sure the wall socket is still live.
there is also a reset button on most power strips... it may have tripped.

Try those and let us know.


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I've had my emachines for about four years and after a rain storm my tower is not working. When ever I turn it on theirs and error page that shows up. Its been doing that for about two years now.

Hello Aretta,

The storm you referred, you didn't mention if it was torrential rain, or a lightning storm, either way, there could have been a build-up of static electricity on the telephone line and if your P.C. was connected to the internet and to the mains at that time, it maybe the build-up of static earthed itself through your P.C.. If that is the case, then you are lucky it did not kill your machine. My advice is to get an engineer to look at it BUT! don't tell him about the storm unless he asks.


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I have a HPp2081 and last night we had a severe thunder storm. My computer went off and when it came back on it had a White block with OSD Lockout on it. I don't know how to fix this or get it off my...

Turn the monitor off.
Unplug it from the AC power.
Reconnect it, turn it on, and see if it returns to "normal".

Do you have house-insurance that covers electrical damage from lightning/thunder storms?

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This often happens during a storm and usually is quite an easy fix.
Remove the power cord, from the back of the computer, with the back of the computer facing towards you, on the right hand side there should be 2 screws top and bottom, remove these screws and take off the side panel.
Inside the case, on the motherboard you will see a large battery, take that battery out and leave it out for 30 minutes.
Now, remove the system memory, the memory will look like this >>>>>

Just unclip the memory, get a clean, dry, soft paintbrush and clean the brass contacts on the memory with that.
If there is any dust on the slots that you took the memory out of clean them also.
Wait for 30 minutes, reinsert the memory making sure it clips into place properly, put back the battery, the side panel, the power cord and power the machine on.
When the system boots up you will get a CMOS error, don't worry about that just go into the BIOS and set the time and date, save the changes and exit the bios, the computer will restart and hopefully boot into Windows.
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Sorry, no fuses. Lightning is a major cause of computer failure. Failure could be a power supply, motherboard, processor or the whole system.

Next time get your computer a good surge protector. They are cheap and protect your computer from electrical mishaps.


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Hate to tell you this but . . . Turning off your computer isn't much help if you have a stike on phone or power lines not too distant from home.
Even many supposed surge suppressors aren't worth much for protecting electronics.
If you are in a lightning prone area, I would highly recommend the installation of a 'whole house protector' which is installed at your main breaker box.
The cost is typically <$300 US and they come with insurance for (mostly) $25,000 replacement cost.

Unless you go that route, I strongly suggest you actually UNPLUG your system and any other electronic items you value when you get the first rumbles - even then perhaps too late.

With the various failures you describe, I suspect your 'southbridge' chip on the system board is damaged. If this is the case, the board will need to be replaced at a minimum.
After that, you still don't know if memory, drives, keyboard etc. will be functional.

For a description of the typical internal PC layout, look at this:

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