Ok, so. There was a power outage in my apartment complex today. My desktop is connected to an APC battery backup. When this happens, I usually shut down my PC and wait for the power to come back on. It just so happens that I got a phone call and lost track of what I was doing. Next thing I know, the battery backup shuts off and everything that’s connected to it shuts off.
I’m thinking, no big deal right? So, some time passes and the power comes back on. Well now, my PC won’t even power up. The motherboard light comes on when you cut the power supply switch to on, but the whole thing won’t power up when I press the on button. What is going on? The APC battery backup doubles as a surge protector, so nothing should have been fried. I had something similar happen before a while back, but my PC was plugged into the wall (didn’t know any better back then) and when I powered it on, there were some sparks and smoke. I knew my machine was done.
So does anyone know how to get this thing back up and running? I am posting this from my laptop.
This is the Back UPS that I have.
My desktop’s power supply has been turned off and unplugged for well over 12 hours. I coneccted everything turned on the power supply and tried to power up and still nothing.