The power supply went bad so we ordered and installed a new one. Everything seemed fine but a little slow. However, when we moved the case to stand it upright, the power supply fell out of place inside the case. We secured the power supply and tried to power up again. It powers up now but we have no video. We've tried replacing the video card but no luck. Did we damage the CPU or motherboard when the power supply fell?
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Re: HELP! No video on Sony Vaio VGC-RA710G desktop
Since the power supply wasn't secured properly it actually contacted the motherboard while it was still carrying a charge. For next time, I use zap straps for all of my wires and to secure components. Try removing the motherboard and doing the power supply self test, most likely you will have to replace both the motherboard and CPU though.
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Hello Akinajoey, hi, the problem is either hard ware or software, for the software, have your pc scanned by an antimalware or antivirus software.if this does not help, the next BIG step is reformat the drive and re-setup the windows OS. for the hardware, try replacing the power supply box, if this does not help, the next BIG step is replacement of the motherboard.
The noise is either the fan on the power supply or the heads on the harddrive...disconnect the hard drive and boot into the bios....still a noise? then could be your power supply starting to fail (not giving enough power to the harddrive) if no noise then could be the harddrive failing..try running chkdisc
Unfortunately there is no way that you'll be able to test those recovery CD's without having to use them. Keep in mind that those discs only cover software and do not backup your documents. I recommend an external hard drive to do so. However in terms of Microsoft Office, if you have Vista you may a problem getting it reinstalled because Microsoft has introduced new DRM technologies to prevent theft. Have you used all 3 of your licenses?
The great thing is that in the worst case scenario you merely have to be on the phone with Microsoft for 10-15 minutes getting a new activation code.