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Motherboard fried? I tried to turn on my computer and it would not come on. Initially the green light came on when I tried to turn it on, but it would not boot up. I tried to reset power and now it will do nothing. I opened it up to see what was going on and I cannot find anything obvious. When I pushed the power button the fans will act as if they want to spin, but they won't. I attempted to check the power supply and found that when I disconnect one of the connectors from the motherboard I can get the fans to come on, but the computer still does not appear to come on. The connector looks like it says PWR2 and it is a small 4-pin connector in the middle of the board. Does anyone have any ideas. It is about 2-3 years old. Please help!

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Re: motherboard fried?

Get an ATX power supply diagnostic cable. It plugs into the ATX connector on your power supply, turns it on, and has an LED for the Power_Good signal. They cost about $10. They are fairly cheap.

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Re: motherboard fried?

The problem is your power supply, since the power supply have differrent output voltage there is 12volts, 3volts and so on. the 12volts output voltage is not giving enough power. you can determine this by detaching the 20pins from your motherboard coming from the power supply then power-on the power supply then use a jumper wire insulated but scraped both ends (conductor visible) then connect it to the green connector and the grey connector if the fan of the power supply doen't rotate then you 12volts output voltage is busted.

Posted on Feb 04, 2008

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