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User Info: nativeboi85

nativeboi85
4 weeks ago#1
Accidentally while my PC was on I hit the power strip flicking it off I turned every thing back on and my PC wouldn't come back on it was just flashing a yellow light. I took it into a shop and he said it was the cmos battery but he hasn't tested the motherboard yet. Can the motherboard be damaged by that?
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User Info: Griff

Griff
4 weeks ago#2
Extremely rare but yes, improperly yanking the power can damage it.
I hope it wasn't in the middle of a bios update, that would absolutely do it.
Anyhow, sorry to hear that, good luck with the repairs.

User Info: nativeboi85

nativeboi85
4 weeks ago#3
Griff posted...
Extremely rare but yes, improperly yanking the power can damage it.
I hope it wasn't in the middle of a bios update, that would absolutely do it.
Anyhow, sorry to hear that, good luck with the repairs.

Ty not during an update but I may have been playing a game or on YouTube when I accidentally got up and flicked the switch off lpl
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User Info: SinisterSlay

SinisterSlay
4 weeks ago#4
The chance of it happening is super extremely rare unless you were already critically close to a hardware failure.

Back in the windows 98 days, turning off the power bar was pretty much the only way to turn your computer off, because Windows 98 would never shut down properly. And our computers all survived just fine.
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/pop-quiz-solution-why-windows-98-wont-shut-down/
For some classical examples ^^
That last one isn't a joke, 98 was so broken that it couldn't shutdown until the wav file played. And the length of the file made the shutdown take longer.
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User Info: d209999

d209999
4 weeks ago#5
I’ve personally lost RAM by having that very thing happen.
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User Info: fohstick

fohstick
4 weeks ago#6
no, especially in 2019
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