CompTIA A+ 220-901 – Q83

A technician receives a call that a client’s PC is not booting after a recent test of the building’s back-up generators. When the technician arrives, it is discovered that, once powered on, there is no output display or POST beep codes. Furthermore, after 15 seconds, the system’s fans begin running much louder and faster. Which of the following is the MOST likely issue?

A. The motherboard was damaged by the power test.
B. The PC’s RAM was affected by ESD.
C. The power supply was damaged and is nonfunctional.
D. The hard drive was erased due to the power test.

Correct Answer: A

A. The motherboard was damaged by the power test.

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