Is my computer repairable?
Posted on 2006-07-16
I was using a Belkin KVM switch to switch the use of my keyboard, mouse and monitor bewteen 2 computers. This was working well for some time. However, today, I turned on the second computer and switched using the hotkeys (Scroll Lock, Scroll Lock, Up arrow) and the monitor, keyborad and mouse switched accross. However, the display didn't register a new signal nor did the keyboard.
I subsequently tried connecting the computer to another monitor and keyboard and it does not supply power to the keyboard (apart from the inital lights when one powers up) and no display signal is registered by the monitor.
I think, the switch has caused a surge which has "blown" a/some display and keyboard components on the motherboard. I would appreciate any thoughts or insight. Also, is this something worth trying to get fixed?