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Power surge hit now everything works except HP tower, internet light lit

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Kayla111_apc
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Power surge hit now everything works except HP tower, internet light lit

This was originally posted on APC forums on 8/14/2008


We had a power surge and now everything works but the computer won't turn on but the internet connection light on the back of my HP tower keeps blinking? Any ideas?

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TheNotoriousKMP_apc
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Re: Power surge hit now everything works except HP tower, internet light lit

This was originally posted on APC forums on 8/14/2008


I've seen this a few times, commonly amongst customers who do not protect "their back door" so to speak. That means that the ethernet cable was run from a router/modem directly into the PC bypassing the surge protection provided by the UPS. That backdoor allows for a surge to come in and cause components to fail within the PC, and it's possible it attacked the power supply. What was the configuration, including all cables, of your setup?

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TheNotoriousKMP_apc
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Re: Power surge hit now everything works except HP tower, internet light lit

This was originally posted on APC forums on 8/14/2008


I've seen this a few times, commonly amongst customers who do not protect "their back door" so to speak. That means that the ethernet cable was run from a router/modem directly into the PC bypassing the surge protection provided by the UPS. That backdoor allows for a surge to come in and cause components to fail within the PC, and it's possible it attacked the power supply. What was the configuration, including all cables, of your setup?