Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?


  Search this Thread
Old 09-12-2005, 02:30 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: California
Posts: 36

Rep: Reputation: 15
Power Supply Problem

This isnt necessarily directly related to linux, but i like the people here and thought you guys may be able to help me out. Im on my sarge box right next to the broken computer.

The problem goes as this:
My water cooling pump fell and this led screen i have in front of my computer(which shows temp and the such) just kept beeping. I figured id shut it up. I turned off the computer and pulled the power plugs from the led. I then followed that with an attempt the turn the computer back on...and nothing worked. Decided id plug it back in...and now nothing works again. I messed with a few other chords now but dont specifically see anything that could be causing this problem.

Any ideas how i would be able to get my system running again...a method or such to figure out the problem? Should i maybe take apart all the power supply chords????
Any ideas appreciated!


Last edited by gibran; 09-12-2005 at 02:36 PM.
Old 09-12-2005, 04:28 PM   #2
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Somewhere in the Central Timezone
Distribution: Suse 10.0
Posts: 128

Rep: Reputation: 15
im assuming a few things... correct me if im wrong

1. You plugged the indicator thing from inside the computer (you had to open the case)
2. You opened the computer less than 10 minutes after shutdown
3. You had no static wristband

There is a possibility that the static on your hand could have fried or froze one of your chips.
If there is a blank screen, and light on the computer indicate that there is a problem, and no beeping noises are made, then this is a motherboard issue. If the computer does not turn on at all, meaning no fans, no lights, completely dead, then 2 things might me the issue:
1. A power cord is not plugged in, or is plugged in incorrectly.
2. Your power supply or your motherboard have failed.

Also, i would be able to help you better if i knew what components do you have inside your computer, and what kind of power supply you have.
Old 09-12-2005, 07:27 PM   #3
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: California
Posts: 36

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Correct. but i necessarily grounded myself, but then again that always doesent assure everything will be okay.

I have no idea about the power supply but i have 256mb of ram inside, a 60gig hard drive, pentium 4 3.0, a geforce fx 5200 card, a d-link nic card, a sound blaster live card, and water cooling running through it. It comes in contact with the processor and goes into the radiator, then back into the pump, and back to the processor. the pump lies outside of the case. all pump cables connected still... so i have no idea.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Power Supply brokenflea Linux - Hardware 6 02-24-2005 05:21 PM
Power supply the problem? oudent Linux - Hardware 8 01-27-2005 12:45 PM
Power Supply binny959 General 1 09-07-2004 06:07 AM
Need help choosing a power supply. Duren Linux - Hardware 3 09-27-2003 06:09 PM
Power Supply tarballedtux General 3 10-31-2001 01:07 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:13 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration