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BrownMike

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My computer has been acting up a lot lately, well one day it just rebooted but it wouldn't start back up
It would turn all the lights on and everything but nothing would startup and run. The videocard would not get any power and start spinning, the monitor would not show anything happening. I am thinking my motherboard might be shot, any ideas whats happening?
FYI the monitor and everything is all plugged in perfectly
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Are you getting any POST (Power On Self Test) beeps? What are they?

Not sure about this statement :

The videocard would not get any power and start spinning


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nah not getting any beeps or startup noises that i usually get
the video card usually gets power and lights up and the fan starts spinning but it is not gettin any power even though the computer is getting power.
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You may have a defective video card. Mine did this to me on another PC long ago. Replacing card with a spare until I could get then new one I wanted solved the problem. Any chance you have a spare or can borrow one? Possible try reseating or trying another slot in PC. I hope the problem stops at video card. Try cjecking power connections and checking your PSU while you're indide PC.

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forgot to add that i tried to use a different card and it didnt work either and i tried different pci slots
im thinking possibly a broke down motherboard?
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That's what I was thinking, but was hoping you hadn't tried the other stuff yet. Got a spare PSU on hand or can borrow one? Have you tried resetting BIOS to default values and rebooting to see if it boots all the way?

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