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Old 03-14-2006, 03:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi everyone!
i am new to all this
but my computer died and i decided to have a crack at fixing it myself
i knew it was the mother board so i replaced it with one i brought off ebay. i also replaced the power supply. by the way its pentium 1.6 and uses socket 478b.
so my problem is wen i connect the power supply to the old mother board the fans spin in the power supply....no worries right, it shows signs of life. but wen i connect it to my new mobo and the power supply doesnt spin or anything. im completely confused about this. the mother board and the power supply are not compatable together?
anyways if anyone can help id be very greatful!

THANKS HEAPS
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Old 03-14-2006, 03:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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sounds like the motherboard is shorting out or it is dead. sit the motherboard on an anti-static bag (like the one it should have been delivered in) and try turning it on.
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Old 03-14-2006, 03:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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hmmmm that would be a shame i just brought the mother board and he said it was all tested and working..

how would u test the motherboard?
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Old 03-14-2006, 03:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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from other thread:
be careful lockie, you hit the "post topic" button instead of "post reply". like i said try removing the motherboard and placing it (including graphics card etc and everything else attached like hdd's) on the anti-static bad and turn the power on. a common problem is that the electrical contacts on the back of a motherboard short out against the metal of the case.
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