Question about Gigabyte GA-8I915P Duo Pro Motherboard

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Toasted? I have the ga-81915p pro.On a beautiful sunny day(sarcasm),i can't seemingly turn on the pc.the power led only light up for a tick of a second,and there is this weird smell in the Power supply unit.I decided to change the PSU but this one has the same smell.after I tested the psu on another mobo,it does work,but for some reasons minedon't work.it only works(even with the old psu) when I pluck out the 12v CPU fan supply(works here means the power led light up),but i can't hear any beep nor any indications on the monitor that my computer is working or broken. Somebody please tell me the solution to the prob(and fast)? Please and thank you

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  • hoan phan Jun 05, 2007

    no, the PSUs were good.Only thing is,it won't boot even to POST screen

  • hoan phan Jun 05, 2007

    Oh,and i'm in a humid(wet) country.
    The day before the incident was really wet.

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I would check the connector from the psu to the motherboard where it plugs in and check that there isnt any plastic melted socket on the terminals as it may be shorting on the motherboard and the fan is drawing the fumes out making look as if its the power supply

Posted on Jun 04, 2007

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    andrew pester Jun 05, 2007

    I didnt suspect the psu, i said to check the psu to motherboard connection as at the motherboard connection, that is where the smell sometimes comes fron because the connector melts in the motherboard, either that or the board has shorted at some point.

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