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Will not start

Had a problem with jack so replaced and had a short that started fire. Replaced mother board from one on Ebay. Now when I plug it in the lights on front come on but that is the only thing that is coming one. My son who knows something about computers helped me break down the computer and put it back together. Since I replaced the mother board I just get the lights showing that there is power.

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  • Donald Schrier Jun 22, 2007

    No noise or anything like that just lights.

  • Donald Schrier Jun 23, 2007

    No sir it did not



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Assuming the motherboard is good. Do you here any sound, like the hard drive spinning up or CD-rom checking? Ray CompuGuy44

Posted on Jun 22, 2007

  • Anonymous Jun 22, 2007

    I hate to say it but, you'll need to take back apart and reseat everything, cpu, memory, ribbon cables, etc..

    Don't feel bad, I've had this happen to me a few times.

    You could try changing the memory to the other slot. also if the memory chip is bad it won't turn on. Also, pull the battery out and just plug the AC adapter in.

    Did the motherboard come with the bottom case intact, I mean as a unit and not just the board itself?




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