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Computer wont power up eve though it getting power

Hi my computer wont power up when i push the power button. The power pack lights up and i know the mother board is getting power because when i move the 9 pin end of the power switch down a few knotches it makes the light come on the power switch. Could my motherboard be blown or my processor or the 9 pin socket on the board?

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  • James Calvert Dec 08, 2008

    i changed the computer case over to a new one and found that the power supply didnt work and the case didnt work so put it back in the old case and found i had the same problem that it would power up. The power supply on my old case is definetly working and the motherboard is getting power im wondering if it is damaged. Also now i have noticed that the power lead i used for the new case has stopped working also so maybe there has been a blow out and its screwed my components?



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