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I have an issue with a computer. one day it stopped turning on all of a sudden. checked PSU and its not getting any power. (usually fan will turn a bit then stop), now decided a faulty PSU is the problem and replaced it, only to find out that the main power switch is broken. replaced the switch eventually and got the tower going again(fan on PSU spinning for a few seconds) but after that it stops with a beep and dies. how can i check this?.. IT s generic pc by the way...

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Good day.
You are down with your motherboard as the main suspect of the problem. To isolate it, remove all the devices (hard disk, optical drive, video card, memory) that is connected to your board. Turn-on your PC. If your PSU is still acting abnormal then your motherboard is defected and you need to buy a new one, else, you can replaced one at a time the devices you have removed earlier.
Feel free to post again here at Fixya if you still have a problem.
Good luck.


Posted on Oct 06, 2010

Testimonial: "Thanks a lot. seems like it is the Mobo is the culprit. Helped me a lot.. "

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    teodoro macaraeg Oct 07, 2010

    Thanks, but sorry for the typo error, its should be defective and not defected.




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