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Did my motherboard fail?

Computer was up and running fine for a couple of weeks and then crashed. was completely non responsive and had shut down manually. When turned back on it does absolutely nothing, I can't start in safe mode, access start up utility, or bios. No signal is being sent to the monitor at all. Help!

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1. When you switch on the supply, and press the power button on, do you see any LED activity - thus indicating power may be running to the board? If not, it could point to a possible supply failure, and so you should check the internal fuse at the rear of the supply.

2. Do you have more than one memory module? If so, try running the computer with only one memory module at a time, thus eliminating the possibility of a single RAM module failing the entire system.

3. Is the CPU seated correctly, could it have become dislodged from its mountings? Heatsink fans (HSF's) are quite heavy, and when they force a cpu to become disconnected, you would not be able to boot in that case too.

Be sure to consider ESD protection when inside your computer, and at the very least, ground your body by touching with both hands a gas pipe, etc, that is connected to ground, before handling any memory / cpu parts.

Good luck,

Erik.

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