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Possible burn out


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Ryujin

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My girlfriend was using her computer when it turned off on her, and she smelt burning. When she tried to turn it on later nothing happened, and so I came over and took a look at it.

To make a long story short I've narrowed it down to either the motherboard or the processor. I've checked both parts and neither have any physical evidence of burning (No scorches, burns, or melted looking components) so I'm stuck on which one it is. The only hint I have is when the 24 pin connector is plugged in and I turn the machine on all the fans start going, however, when I plug in the P4 connector the fans no longer start when I turn it on. I've tested the power supply and all the volatage is good, which leads me back to either the motherboard or the processor. I don't have any like known good components to switch out either, so I was wondering if this has ever happened to anyone else and if anyone knows if the P4 connector evidence narrows it down to one or the other!

Thanks for any help!

Edited by Ryujin, 28 May 2007 - 01:28 PM.

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I suspect a board problem.
Is it an eMachines computer? If so, the burning was probably from the power supply (which is labelled as a Bestec) which has now malfunctioned and killed the board with it.
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No it's a custom job I built myself. It's worked fine for 2 years. I've been messing it with it all day and I'm starting to believe it's a board problem myself. Time to call up Intel and see if they'll honor the warranty.
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