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Old 01-15-2011, 11:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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well im working on a friends computer i did some cable management and moved a few things around. i go to turn it on and nothing happens.


first thing i did was check the the psu and make sure it turned on that was fine then i tried hooking everything back up.

still no go, one thing i noticed is when i hooked the power cable up to the back the light on the front turned on before i even hit the power button but nothing else.

is it a dead motherboard or could it be something else


this is the first time ive had this happen outta the 35 computers ive worked on im stumped
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At least it's not yours this time, Desolation. :P

Can you try a different PSU? While it may turn on, it might not be pushing out enough power.
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triple check all your cables. Did you run some of the cables under the motherboard? Try disconnecting the drives and components one at a time.
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yeah at least its not mine lol but i finally figured out whats wrong with mine bad graphics card.

and no i cant try another psu dont have a spare one on hand just sold all my spare parts

i ran a few cable behind the motherboard tray just the front panel connectors i guess ill try unhooking everything again and moving all the cables

but im almost certain its a dead mother board i kinda find it strange the hard drive light just stays on steady and nothing happens when the power button is pressed doesn't even turn on at all.
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Maybe you have the hdd led plug on backwards? possibly power btn too? See if you can turn it on with just a flathead screwdriver.
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tried it no go
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Might have shocked the board.
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had my hand on the case the hole time i was workin on it
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Does it run with no memory, no hdd?
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no it doesn't

im gonna be ordering a new mother board for it in about an hour here
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