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Surge Protector Ok i have a surege protector pluged into PC power cord,,,but whats a unid surge protector and hows that hooked it a part for the mother board or am i missing somthing, ive always had a my pc runinng off a surge protector but it doesnt seem to's like theres spikes or static charges building in the motherboard itself.

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Surge Protectors are devices that usually you plug your equipment to.. and it protects it from Voltage Spikes that would otherwise destroy the device without it.. saddly not all Surge Protectors are the sam.. some are completely useless..

If you are really serious about protecting your PC not just the hardware but also the data and your work.. might as well invest on a UPS(Uninterrupted Power Supply) unit.. it has everything a surge protector can offer and more..

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Power cord is bad, or Power On switch is bad, or Power Supply is bad.
Or the receptacle you have it plugged into is bad.

I have had a few surge protectors, where just ONE of the receptacles was bad.
(Hmmm, surge protector Power On LED is lit; monitor has power, printer has power, and amp for speakers has power. But no power to computer)

Last thing; is the printer closed? When opening to replace ink cartridges; is it closed now? Open it, and close it.


Nov 26, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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My pc shut down out of nowhere and will not power up at all.

Something like this is usually hardware failure. Power is the most likely at this point. Check for the obvious, like a tripped circuit (home or surge protector), and loose power cord. Try a different power outlet...and test with simple voltmeter.

Oct 08, 2012 | Compaq Presario SR5113WM Power Supply...

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Montor is not responding to computer. Can the video card be replaced?

Whoa! Wait a minute here.

Let's not get hasty, and blame the graphics card.

Think of all the years of service..........

the long cold nights..........

graphics beyond compare, and......................

"Will Donna ever find true love?"

What? !O_O!

Oh yeah, where was I.........

You know the monitor cable, and monitor are good, because you are seeing No Signal, or going into Sleep Mode.
The next logical thing IS to suspect the graphics card.

The actual first thing to check is the Power.

A) Surge Protector:
Check to see that THE receptacle in the surge protector, that the computer is plugged into, (Or was), is good.
I have had a FEW surge protectors where just THAT receptacle, was bad.

"Hmmmm,....LED power light is on for the surge protector. Monitor, printer, and router all have power from the surge protector."
Tested the receptacle that the computer was plugged into, with a table lamp, and NO power.

2) Power Supply:
If you see LED lights on, and maybe fans spinning, it doesn't mean the computer is getting enough power.

A) If ALL of the LED lights were on at once, they would use less than 1 Watt of power.

B) EACH fan uses 2 to 3 Watts of power.

C) A typical Processor can use 51 to 125 Watts of power. Just depends on what Processor it is.

A power supply with a weak voltage power rail, will not have enough power to turn the Processor on.
No Processor, no computer. No computer, no video signal to the monitor.

Test the 3 main voltages for the power supply with a multimeter, or use a KNOWN to be good, and compatible, power supply for a test unit.

[ 3.3 Volt power rail
5 Volt power rail
12 Volt power rail.
All are DC voltage ]

Power supply checks out? Then you may, or may not, want to obtain a graphics card, and try it.
Why -> may not?

Because the electrical damage may go further, than the graphics card.
May have fried the motherboard.
Hopefully not the Processor, and Ram Memory, but...........?

[ The motherboard has Integrated Graphics. If you are plugging into the VGA port on the back of the computer, you are using Integrated Graphics.

If the Surge Protector, and Power Supply checks out, AND you have access to an economical graphics card, (Or can borrow one), try it.
Make sure the computer is unplugged from power. FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions. Physically install the graphics card.
Monitor cable to graphics card.

When you first turn the computer on the graphics will be rough.
You still have to install the drivers]

[An economical multimeter can be purchased for as little as $8 to $12. Available in a multitude of stores. An auto parts store is but one example.
Need guidance in using it post back in a Comment. Include the manufacturer name and product number of the multimeter ]

For additional questions post back in a Comment.

Jul 09, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Need to confirm how to properly connect the computer cables to a Belkin Outlet Surgemaster Energy Saving Surge Protector (e.g. laptop power cord in the "Master slot" and the Dell monitor display...

Sounds like you got it right. When the Laptop draws power it will trigger the Surgemaster to turn on the monitor. The only problem you might have, is being you are using a laptop the power supply might not draw enough power to trigger the energy saving features.
These devices work the best when a tower PC is plugged into the Master slot.

May 20, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I have bought a new pc with intel DH55PJ motherboard , core i3 540m processor , and 2GB DDR3 ram . After 2 days of purchase , the PC does not start , when the power button is being pushed on the cabinet. I...

Sounds like a power supply or power outlet problem.
If it's still under warrant, return the unit for repair and get it fixed.
After you get it back do not connect it directly to a power outlet.
You would like to purchase a good surge protector and connect you PC to the surge protector first.
You might have a noisy power lines, and or spikes and surges.
The surge protector will secure your PC Power Supply.
You can purchase one from

Hope this will give you some ideas.

Mar 11, 2011 | Intel DH55PJ Classic Series MicroATX...

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My monitor doesn't go on anymore. Las night I had a pop-up appearing on the screen. I closed my computer and started over again. I'm sure I didn't turn off my monitor. Everything went well until this...

Hi there,

First, check to make sure the power cable is plugged properly in the back of the monitor and into the surge protector. You can try a different power outlet, but if you're still having the same problem and the light isn't turning on, it's likely you've either blown the fuse inside the monitor, or you had a power surge and blown something inside the monitor. This happens when you don't use a surge protector and just plug the monitor into the wall.

That said, if the above doesn't work then you have a hardware problem with your monitor and it needs to be serviced.

Jan 11, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I have surge protector 99021. I spilled water on the surge protector. I let it dry. Both lights are green. Is is safe to plug in the computer

Use something not so expensive to test it first - Like Lamp.

If it works fine and You are sure it's dry - You may use it with computer

Jan 06, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My computer will not start

This problem can be caused by various reasons check the power cord ,wall socket if your hear any beep sound then the rams could be defective the internal power supply may be defective the mother board can be defective.

Feb 09, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Computer won't turn on won't do anything , i had it connected and someone at my house was using electric drills and the fuse tripped and everything was shut down including my computer and since then it...

Try unplugging the computer completely from the wall for 15 minutes. Plug it back in, and see if it will power on.

If it doesn't it's most likely a blown power supply, when the breaker tripped, everything on the circuit basically fed back into everything plugged in. This is something most computer power supplies do NOT like.
The good news is, a power supply is generally pretty cheap, you can get new power supplies atarting around 20 bucks, although decent quality ones are closer to 50 bucks. Bad news is, there is about a 1 in 20 chance the power supply took other parts with it.
Once you do get it running, or get another computer, make sure to get a surge protector strip and plug everything connected to the computer into the surge protector. A 15 dollar surge protector can save you 150 dollars in parts and labor. (or more)

Sep 27, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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I have asus p5gz-mx,after install new 9800gt <1gb>.my system get mad.goes slowly than before.i have e4400 and 2 gb ddr2 533

upgrade THE bios...
Download BIOS from bellow link


Jun 24, 2009 | ASUS P5GZ-MX Motherboard

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