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Hot power supply possibly damaged motherboard

The fan on my power supply gave out and caused an over-heat shutdown. I allowed the system to cool down for 30 minutes with the cover off. I powered back up and everything worked fine and I worked for about 15 minutes.

I replaced the powersupply with a new one and now at boot up I get regular long beeps from the motherboard buzzer and no movement on the system. I went back in and unplugged all drives except for the boot drive and still nothing changes. I did check to see that all boards, memory and power cable are seated properly.

I reinstalled the original powersupply which is giving me the same error now.

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As what i can tell sounds like the motherboard might of got damaged when you let the power supply over heat

sorry thats what i think

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Posted on Jul 15, 2008

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