Normally I’m pretty good with computers but this one really has me stumped:
My computer has gone spazzy on me!
Everything was running peachy last night, no problems. Since my PC is in my room and my PC has lights and crap all over it (the power supply fan has this really bright blue LED in it) I generally turn it off at night. Well I did last night, using the shut off function from windows xp. Worked just fine. I got up and noticed that the all the fans, the led in the power supply fan, as well as the other lights on my case and my hard drives would turn on and off.
They turn on for about half a second and then turn off for about 1 -2 seconds and then it does it all over again.
So not wanting to risk any shocking of my system I immediately hit the power switch on the back of my power supply (the master power switch, this cuts off all power to the mobo). It didn’t do a bloody bit of good. It just kept doing it! I had to unplug it entirely!!!
It’s freaky because the power doesn’t immediately drain through the ground when that happens since it’s not plugged in, it uses all the energy that’s left and blinks (while fading) 2 or 3 times after it’s un plugged.
It’s a good antec case and power supply (350 watts, and it’s not over loaded, I’ve calculated that my current setup take about 275 watts at max), and one of those 100 dollar surge strips.
My bro’s got a power supply tester and we’re going to check it this evening, but I’m worried it might be my mobo, or at least somethings been fried…