....and it just exploded, sir...
Got a call from the farthest classroom in the school to say that their computer wouldnt turn on. They had checked the plug, the switch on the back of the machine and everything they could think of so I went to have a look. Sure enough, no life from the machine.
I just thought I would swap out the power cable - well, you never know - and as I plugged it in (the computer was still off, remember), it went BANG and frightened the life out of the teacher standing over me!
I'm presuming that it is the power supply gone and that it blew the fuse in the original cable. I don't have any replacement PS as it is a big old one (which I DO have) but with SATA connectors (which I don't). Neither do I have any similar machines in school. So I will have to order a new one and hope that that motherboard isn't fried. There's nothing else I can do, is there?
I have had this happen before but it did make me jump a bit - just what you want first thing in the morning! :(