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Not Starting up

System was working fine, howerer cover was off and it got some rain in while it was on.just the sprays. the power supply was checked and found to be ok what is the most likely problem, now as ther is no power to the board,is it that the voltage regulators at the top could be faulty.

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  • lpbrathwaite Feb 09, 2009

    Thanks for your help. i already had the power supply check and will spend time taking a closer look at the motherboard.


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Since your SUP is working OK....Your board might be fried because of the water that got in and shorted some parts....better send it to an electronic technician and let them check for damage/burned parts.

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