Question about MSI 845GE Max-L Motherboard
The computer started making strange clicks upon boot, seemingly from the ATX power button area. Then it stopped working completely- that happened on a very hot day. I tried changing many components, but the power tested OK. Now the fans go on but there is no signal to the monitor from any of the graphic cards I tried. Could it be the cpu? Oh and while fiddling with it I forgot the MSI 533 heatsink unhooked and powered it. Could that have harmed the Mobo? Thanks.
Consider the location of the clicks you heard. The hard disk drive (s) are quit close to the power on button. These clicks could point to a bad hard disk drives spindle or a poor wire connection at the power button.
In either case the first question is did your hear your system P.O.S.T.?
Before you lost display! Normally, if the CPU gets too hot two things happen. 1st your hear what sound like a siren from the internal speaker & than the CPU will shut down the system so the CPU doesn't fry. If there is a problem with your power on button, AKA clicking. Check the wires from the button to the motherboard. Make sure their isn't a bad wire. There's only 5v DC running to the power on button. I doupt you'ed even hear a 5volt short.
If you have an OHM meter you can check the on button. You'll need someone to press the power button off & on. Do this with the power supply unpluged. Your checking ohms not volts. If possible check your drive (s) in another system.
Posted on Sep 25, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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