Computer won't load after power surge

March 18, 2011 at 10:52:56
Specs: Windows Vista
Today I had a power surge and I went to turn my other computer back on and the fan made a real loud sound. So I tried to turn it off and it would not turn off. So I had to pull the plug. Plugged it back in after I took to the computer apart and cleaned the dust off. Put it back together and turned it on and again it made a loud noise like the fan was going super fast. Wouldn't turn off with the off button so I unplugged it.
So I turned it back on and it gets as far as showing me the bar and nothing it just sits there. So I turn it off and I tried to get the computer to boot to safe mode. Nothing black screen. I turn it off again and try to boot from the windows DVD nothing the DVD drive spins the disk then stops won't boot from the DVD.
I even read on a forum to take the battery out and hold the power button in. No go.
Also the is Vista home premium 32bit

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March 18, 2011 at 17:04:46
You will have to test either with some diag equipment that you don't have most likely. Or you have to swap with known good parts.

If you have a simple digital volt meter you may be able to at least check the power supply. Many web pages tell how to disconnect if from the system and use paperclip to test.

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March 19, 2011 at 17:50:00
Thanks for the help. The computer is now fixed. It was the MB.

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