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You didn't post the Make, Model of Laptop or the OS you are using. I'll use a Win 7 solution. Boot the Laptop, open the Control Panel, select Power Options, set to High Performance, select Change Plan Settings, set SLEEP to Never, select Change Advanced Power settings, go through the settings , set SLEEP and Hibernate to Never, Power buttons and Lid to shut down. Always shut down and unplug your laptop when not in use to prevent damage from power surges and possible Fire hazard IF the battery malfunctions. A reboot every day will reset the computer.
Cup of coffee says it is the PS.. First item a surge hits and .......A mo bo will perform a test before it boots up and if all signal voltages are not present properly it simply will not boot up. Hope that your cmos did not get corrupted.
It could either be that the motherboard is fried or the Hard drive has just gotten slightly corrupted. If you have the Windows install disk that came with it you could boot that up and then go into repair mode (press R) and then run "chkdsk /r" this would fix a hard drive issue. However if your laptop will not turn on at all when you press the power button then it is likely dead.
Since you didn't tell us what kind of laptop you have, or what system you're running, we can only guess.
If the power button is flashing, usually it means the laptop is asleep or in hibernation mode. Check your laptop's documentation on how to wake it up, or bring it out of hibernation. On some models, you can press and hold the power button to shut it down then power it on again.
My best guess is that the card somehow got a surge. Consider yourself lucky that only this card took the hit. Since you have a surge protector, let me ask you this. Was the surge protector connected to a power socket which is earthed?
they generally come with a guaranteed protection, and as long as the surge protector is connected to a earthed socket, the manufacturer of the surge protector should be contacted and will generally reimburse or replace your product up to a predetermined maximum value.
If not, depending on the graphics card and the manufacturer's (in this case, PNY) warranty, you might be able to have it RMA'd. Then again, in all honesty, PNY isn't the best when it comes to providing RMA service... So I wish you good luck, and I hope my answer has helped you :)
If the laptop is completely dead, have the power supply charger checked for correct voltage, if power supply is no good go to www.ebay.com type make and model of laptop, refine search to power supply. If on the other hand it is okay the motherboard will need to be checked by a professional to see if it can be saved.
When you press the power button do you hear the fan running, hear the disk drive running, see any lights, do you hear the cd drive click once and see the light come on briefly on the cd drive door? If you see all the aforementioned then it is surely trying to boot. Computers don't boot mainly because of the following problems. 1) Bad Power Cord or Power Supply. 2) Electro Static Buildup. 3) Bad Motherboard 4) Bad boot or system files. Remove the Power Cord and the battery if it's a laptop. Press and Hold the Power Button for 30 Seconds. Then replace only the Power Cord and try hitting the Power Button. If it boots you had an Electro Static Buildup. If you have boot or system files that are missing or corrupt normally the system will be telling you that on an error message that appears on the screen. Does your system show you anything on the screen when you press the Power Button? If not you have a Power Supply or Motherboard issue.
Hello derick, Unfortunately power surges have been known to have some pretty nasty effects on your computer hardware. If you turn on your power (may have to toggle the power button behind your computer before pressing the button, worth trying in each position just in case) and your computer doesn't come on at all. This means that if none of your lights come on AND none of your fans come on, then your power supply may have blown out in the surge. If this is the case then you can't even begin to try and diagnose the rest of your PC to see if it's working. You need power to attempt diagnostics on your other components. Even if you replace the power supply, there is no guarantee that it was the only thing that was ruined by the surge. I hope this helps you out derick, and wish you better luck in the future :(
Have an electrician check that outlet to make sure you got a proper 3 prong ground. Then buy the APC surge protector. They are made to prevent surge spikes in sensitive electronic equipment. Take the Samsung back to the store and exchange it out before your warranty expires. Just tell the store it don't work and you don't know why. Don't tell them you fried the onboard power ic chip from a line voltage spike in your home.
try unplugging it from the mains adapter and take the battery out. Leave the battery out for a full two minutes then replace the battery and try turning on with battery only first. If this boots up okay then add your adapter.