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I am still having trouble with computer not restarting after work being done on computer(see my previous posts) and am wondering if there is a way to test for shorts using a 43-range Multitester. It seems to happen when I work on or place pressure on Motherboard.

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the buest way to test a computer for case grounds (seems like what would be shorting when you press on the board) is to set up the system outside of the case on a piece of cardboard....basically pull everything out of the case...place the board on a piece of cardboard and hook everything up outside...if you don't get any shorts...then somethings grounding on the case
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Hi Waynf.

If you completely remove the motherboard, make sure there are no gold looking screw bits underneath the motherboard that arent in a place where a screw goes, if there is, this could be your shorting out problem.
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Thanks to all for help on "shorting out", I have not checked it yet, and will advise. However I just installed two more memory sticks and I didn't run into any problems. System started up after each installation without any problem. However new problem seems to have arisen. I also tried to install a floppy drive, but even after I connected it, on boot up I still get a "floppy(fail) F1" notification. This was when I connected the 4 wire connector from hard drive to floppy. I then shut down and connected the 4 wire connector from the power supply(at fan box) and still get same notification. Is there any way to test this 4 wire unit because I suspect that no power is going to the floppy.

p.s. Its not a new floppy by the way.

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is the light on the floppy coming on? and staying on?
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No light coming on at all. By the way, is there a way to test power supply using voltometer tester? Or do you have other ideas.

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