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WillNeedsHelpFast

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    Electronic Crash?
    « on: May 02, 2013, 01:17:06 PM »
    Alright, so something happened that I don't understand how, why, would happen. I will admit, it happened a few seconds after I popped my charger for my laptop in, in a room already using alot of power, but the effects were weird. So I have my Playstation running and my TV on, I got my laptop running with a game on it, and then I have my Desktop with my skype and internet going (I was watching a video on youtube).

    All of a sudden about a minute or 2 after I plug in my laptop to charge, my PS3 turns off, as does my TV, my internet drops (Both my modem and router popped) and my monitor dropped. But the rest of the house had power, even my room still had power because my PC was still running the entire time. I checked my surge protectors, all is good. I turn on my TV, on HDMI source its got no signal (because my PS3 wasnt running) so it's ok. TV works, PS3 works. My desktop was the interesting part, it couldn't get a source signal for my monitor after that. No matter what I did. Finally I turned off my PC, and turned it back on. It had issues, seemingly, and did nothing just sat there, so I restarted again. This time it started, but it said I had crashed windows and asked if I wanted to start windows in safe mode or normally. As it started, it worked but it was just really slow to boot up.

    So I don't understand, why did only half of the power in my room crash, but like my PC was left on? And why did my monitor act up? My monitor still says it's got no signal for VGA but does for DVI?

    I've never occured this kind of problem.
    Doesn't need help as fast anymore ;)

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    Re: Electronic Crash?
    « Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013, 01:28:56 PM »
    Where they plugged into the same outlet?

    It sounds like you tripped your breaker.

    WillNeedsHelpFast

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      Re: Electronic Crash?
      « Reply #2 on: May 02, 2013, 03:13:06 PM »
      I thought it was that, but my breaker popping is kinda semi-often and it wasn't like that. Someone elses theory is that we had a power drop that was short enough so like my PC basically crashed but came back before the power of it turned off.
      Doesn't need help as fast anymore ;)

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      Re: Electronic Crash?
      « Reply #3 on: May 02, 2013, 03:28:31 PM »
      Simple power failures seldom cause lasting damage.
      You may have had a power failure unlike what you would expect.
      A power surge. Some insurance companies will compensate you if  a certified power surge device was in sue.
      If some components wee permanently damaged, you ought to  to contact your insurance company. They protect you from the odd things that happen.



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      Re: Electronic Crash?
      « Reply #4 on: May 02, 2013, 05:21:29 PM »
      Borrow a known good PSU of the same or greater wattage and swap it in overnite...
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