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power outage - ps3 dead after power turns on?
power outage - ps3 dead after power turns on? –
power outage - tv/computer/etc wont turn on
victim of a 3 day power outage here, but when power returned a few things would not turn on: in my room connected to 2 different power strips were a panasonic plasma TV, a computer, a small portable heater, a small lamp, and etc all stopped working (will not turn on). other things did work though, and i checked the outlets on the strips -- all working according to my cell phone charger. also, computer in another room not working.
however, 2 tvs in 2 other rooms are both operating fine. just seems to be the ones in my room. now i thought one reason might be that the current is too weak to power everything now but that doesn't seem logical (things won't turn on at all). i took my little heater to other outlets in the house and it wont work -- the little led light is on when plugged in, but turning on the heat = no effect.
i also had small touchpad charger w/usb cable connected during the outage/power return, and that does not work.
my new theory is that sometime during the outage/return of power a lot of components in the electronic devices were ruined. are fuses still used in modern electronics? PSU = busted for computer? (corsair psu, warrantied? )
if you have any experience with this or knowledge, please let me know. also, what can i do to fix or replace my items?
ps3 - fuse? how do i fix this? it just wont turn on at all, no red standby light.
i5 2500k, hope its not blown, warranty for intel?
Have you reset all the trip switches in the house fuse box? If it really is the power that's screwed so much stuff you need to contact your utility company and give them hell
half-arsed lazy modder
TBH, it sounds like there is a problem with the supply of current. You say you get your phone charger working, LED on the heater, etc which all draw very, very little current. However your TV, PC, PS3, etc which all draw in the region of 4-5A won't work.....does anything that draws a decent amount of current work? Hair dryers draw in the region of 8-9A. Grab your wifes/GF/mums hair dryer and see if that will work. If it doesn't then there is still a problem with your home electrical supply in that not enough current is available from the grid.
I highly doubt all these things have failed unless there were several power surges during the outage. As for the above post about giving your utitlity company hell, all they will tell you is that it is your own responsibility to use surge protectors and that they are not responsible for any damaged caused as the result of a surge.
thanks you were right. not enough current. after i got home from the wifi center to post/research, everything was fine! odd since the other TV's worked. i also had a duh moment when i realized the portable heater draws 750W of power and using it to test was dumb.
Originally Posted by H3rman
my father also said when he got home he flipped all the switches in the circuit breaker panel to off then on. not sure if that did anything though.