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Problems with Mobo? Or CPU?

I took my computer home from college for a little bit and it worked fine before I left and while I was home. When I came back I plugged in the power and nothing happened. This has happened before but after a few days of resting it started right up. But this time nothing has happened a week later. The light on the LAN connection briefly lights up and then dies, and sometimes it will turn on, run for 1 second and shut off. I got a new PS and hooked it all up and still nothing. So it has to be my MoBo or my CPU. Both are fairly new ( 2 months ) My CPU is an AM2 64 4200+ . This was all installed professionally so I don't know what my problem is.

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Hi, have you checked your RAM chips? Could be they have worked loose while traveling, make sure they are firmly seated, otherwise you may have to take it to a technician. Goodluck mistyman

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