After a power outage, I can no longer power off/on my PC. I was in the middle of burning a DVD when the power in my building shut off. When it came back on, the green light in the front and back of the PC was flashing. I have a blank screen. I can't shut it off by CTR-ALT-DLT, holding in the power button or unplugging/replugging it. The screen is totally blank and nothing happens at all except the blinking lights. Any help? Thanks.
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Re: PC totally locked
The flashing power switch and power supply LED on the rear in conjunction with a power failure or surge indicates that there is a defective component; typically the power supply, motherboard, memory, processor or modem.
-Disconnect all the power supply leads, drives, and motherboard as well as any USB, firewire and other external devices.
-Plug in the 115v power supply cable and look at he LED on the back of the power supply. If it is still flashing the power supply is bad and needs to be replaced.
-If it isn?t flashing then unplug the power supply plug in one device, plug in the power cord and watch for the flashing LED again. If it?s flashing you?ve found your culprit, if not move on to the next component and repeat the process until you?ve found it. Don?t forget your plug in cards could also be the problem.
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Put a blank recordable dvd in the dvdrom and close the drive. You should get a pop up that asks you what you want to do? it should give you options like open file, record dvd ect. Close this pop up and go to the file and/or movie you want to rip to the dvd and right click on top of it with your mouse. You will get a drop down list with many options - choose send this to and choose your dvd player and this will send the move to your recording software to burn your dvd. You will see a pop up message on the bottom right side of your screen near your clock that says "you have files to write". click on the messge and then choose burn.
Hi there. The reason you can smell burning plastic and why its shutting down after a short time is because its overheating. This can be caused by a build up of dust on the CPU fan, overtime with dust build up computers struggle to keep themselves cool and tend to shut down unexpectedly, chances are this is the problem with your machine, my advice would be to remove the power cord, open the side panel of the computer and clean all the dust away from inside the tower, do this with a soft, clean paintbrush making sure you remove the dust carefully and gently, also make sure the CPU fan and the heat sync behind it is completely free of dust or any other foreign objects. Once you are happy that its clear of dust, close or return the side panel, plug in the power cord and turn the PC on, you may find that the PC will stay on for longer with the smell dramatically reduced.
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i had a similar problem with my Matshita dvd drive by deleting a registry entry that had become corrupted i was able to write. before that all i could do was read discs.