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Old 06-13-2008, 03:34 PM   #1
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fried motherboard or psu or other?

hi i have amd sempron 2400
so one day while i was on my computer surfing the web, my computer shuts off all of sudden without any "pop" sound. when i try to turn it back on it wouldnt work. so i got a used power supply which is kind of new and then installed it. It still didnt work. so i took everything off from the power supply execpt for one rectangle outlet that connects to the motherboard. on my motherboard there is ram, graphics card. This time when i press the power button, the motherboard fan runs for 3-4 secs and then slows to a stop. Btw there is no loud beep sound.
So then i put on the square outlet into the motherboard additional to rectangular outlet. When i press the power this time, the motherboard's fan doesnt run, but it twitches.
What do u guys think the problem is??
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The motherboard is fried. Happened to me once, same simptomes like yours. Have a look and see if the small cilinders (i don't know the english term for them) near the cpu, if a liquid comes out of them or they are are starting to look like a sphere (can't find better words now). If so, then the motherboard is totally fried. Hope that the cpu and the RAM are okay.

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Have you tryed with a new PSU? Some times old PSUs don't work with new hardware.

Try to probe your CPU, mem, and other stuff in other similar machine.

last month I have a similar issue, everything went down and I had power on my MoBo, but didn't work when I pressed the power button, in my case was the PSU, just replaced and my box still working.
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Originally Posted by LordAnta View Post
T Have a look and see if the small cilinders (i don't know the english term for them)
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If you find a blown capacitor, and you're 1337, you can try to find a replacement and solder it on. Or you can take it to the shop, maybe they can do it. Or you can just get a new motherboard, which is the best solution.


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