Question about Dell Optiplex GX110 (2909T) Motherboard

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Sir, I have a Dell optiplex GX110. At the motherboard there is a long brown slot in which a board of 4 expansion slots has been pluged. The first problem was that I had removed the heat sink from the processor and turned on the system, After it entered windows, it freezed and stopped working, which i guessed, was due to the overheating of the processor(Intel Genuine P3). Then I restarted with heat sink mounted on the processor, but it had been freezing countineously, sometime in the BIOS, some times a little later. But i noticed that the processor light in the fron panel left off working. I checked my processor,RAM,PSU at an other motherboard, so all these worked well. Then I pluged all of these in my own, this time the PSU turned on, also the processor fan too, but I received an amber light at the power LED, and there was no video display signals. I removed the board with 4 expansion slots from the brown slot, all the drives, replaced my PSU, replaced my RAM and processor and powered on the system. I was still receiving amber light, with the PSU and CPU fans properly working. I insert an electricity test pin at the long brown slot. I saw a little spark and the CPU fan turned off. Now when I turn the power on, the green light at the motherboard turns on but when i press the atart button, the CPU fan doesn't starts nor I receive any video signal. What is your opinion?

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When you inserted a test probe into the slot and you saw a spark, then you have short circuit a component on the motherboard and have done a major damage to the motherboard.
You need a new motherboard, most desktop cases have standard mounting holes, you may be able to purchase a motherboard from other manufacturer to fit in the Dell.

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