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    Hi all

    Not sure of this is the right forum, but ... I woke up in the middle of the night with a massive lighting flash close by. All my PCs and the router were OK this morning, but my beloved Microserver shows no activity lights for data transfer (used to even if off) and the blue LED light is now a flickering, pale white?

    No sound or any reaction if I press the power button. How do I find out if it is the PSU, or a fried mobo?

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    Brendon

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    Randburg right? Woke me up too. It was huge.

    On the microserver side sorry cant offer wisdom

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    Quote Originally Posted by brendonwp View Post
    Hi all

    Not sure of this is the right forum, but ... I woke up in the middle of the night with a massive lighting flash close by. All my PCs and the router were OK this morning, but my beloved Microserver shows no activity lights for data transfer (used to even if off) and the blue LED light is now a flickering, pale white?

    No sound or any reaction if I press the power button. How do I find out if it is the PSU, or a fried mobo?

    Thanks
    Brendon
    Only way to find out if it's your PSU is to test another PSU on it, from your other PC's. You don't need to completely remove the other one, just connect it in such a way that you can test if it works or not,
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    Just in case it's outside of the micro, unplug a power cable from a working machine & try it in the micro
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    Quote Originally Posted by bekdik View Post
    Just in case it's outside of the micro, unplug a power cable from a working machine & try it in the micro
    Good tip. I once struggled for hours trying to diagnose a faulty machine. Turned out to be a bad power cable
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    @sinbad - yes, Randburg - it was massive!

    @bekdik - will try this first in case.

    @teraside - If not the cable, I will have to open them up and have a look then.

    Luckily it's a long weekend.

    Thanks all!
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    1. Earth yourself. Remove RAM. Power up machine - if you get beeping sounds and spinning fans, PSU is (supposedly) fine. Power down.
    2. Earth yourself. Replace RAM. Maybe you get lucky and your PC boots into Windows

    The only way to test if your PSU is gone is to try it on another mobo, but even then it might still provide power - if it's poked you'll get random reboots, etc. To test your mobo, you need a working PSU.
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