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A gamer has to worry about his gaming PC because it can no longer be switched on after a power failure. When all rescue attempts are unsuccessful, the helpful solution comes from the community.

There are PC problems that can only be solved with great effort. In particularly serious cases, hardware may also need to be replaced so that a computer can start again. However, many errors can often be solved with just a few simple steps.

The owner of a gaming PC had already invested a lot of time to be able to turn his PC back on after a power failure. When he couldn't find a solution to his problem, the community was able to help him and save his gaming PC with a simple BIOS reset.

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Helpful community saves gaming PC after power failure

What happened to the computer? A player could no longer turn on his gaming PC. Apart from a single glowing LED on the graphics card, the device no longer showed any signs of life. The power had previously gone out for a few seconds.

According to his statement, the gaming PC was connected to a socket with surge protection at the time. Since there was an obvious problem with the power supply, he replaced the socket. But the system still wouldn't turn on.

This hardware is in the affected gaming PC:

  • Processor: Intel Core i5-10400, 2.9 GHz
  • Motherboard: MSI MAG B460M BAZOOKA
  • RAM: 32 GB DDR4 (4 x 8 GB)
  • Disk: Western Digital 1TB NVMe SSD
  • Graphics card Asus GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
  • Power supply: Rosewill LEPTON with 500 watts

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The player's cry for help on Reddit

How did he go about solving the problem? The gaming PC owner tried a few things to breathe new life into his gaming PC. First he checked the computer's connections, but didn't find anything wrong.

He also connected a new power supply and tried to start the PC with only one memory module. But none of this had the desired effect. As a final attempt, he planned to test the functionality of the RAM and graphics card in another computer.

What led to the solution? Fearing that his motherboard might have been damaged by the power outage, the player turned to the Reddit community for help.

There, some users put him on the right track when it came to solving the problem. The top comment in his post sums this up very well:

Try removing the CMOS battery on the motherboard and unplugging the power cable. Then wait a few minutes and reconnect everything. This will reset the BIOS settings if they were corrupted by the power failure.

The helpful comment from Reddit user “Twisted”

The player followed this advice and then reported back with a success message. He confirmed that his gaming PC started up again and thanked him for the quick help. The solution was basically very simple and quick to implement.

After the BIOS settings have been reset, you only need to reset some options and individual settings. The computer can then be used as usual.

Players don't always get off so lightly when they have problems with their gaming PCs. Especially when upgrading hardware, you should be careful to proceed carefully so as not to risk damage to the computer: Gamer wants to upgrade his gaming PC – When replacing the graphics card, the PCIe slot unnoticed tears off the mainboard

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