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Power in motherboard but cant turn on

We had a power short in the house and when the power came back on the computer was running it hadnt been before the short. i turned it off without turning the monitor on and since then i havent been able to power it on again. i replaced the PSU which hasnt helped, the motherboard is getting some kind of power because the d14 light comes on. and if i press the on button and then turn off the psu the cpu and mobo fans spin for a second, so power is definitely getting in.

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  • glimbrick Jan 11, 2008

    that didnt work. it all seems to hum and i can 'turn the hum off' by holding in the power switch, please tell me this means my motherboard isnt fried. i need to know what processors are compatible with this it, is a athlon 2400+ barton compatible? im going to try a new CPU. or if the cpu us fried would it make a noise?

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Try removing the memory and turning the system on. If it starts to beep you may have faulty RAM.

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    Dean Joly Jan 11, 2008

    It's quite rare that the CPU would be faulty, even from a power spike. My bet is with the motherboard. Might still be getting some power but the voltage regulator that powers the CPU could be fried. Definitely cheaper to try to replace the motherboard, anyting that is socket A will take your 2400+ and RAM so for about $50 you can get a motherboard.

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