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Motherboard Died A Death?


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Rustleup

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Hi,

Last night my computer powered off randomly and now will not power up at all. When I press the power button I get a slight flicker but then nothing. I removed all the components one-by-one and still nothing. I then removed the JPW1 motherboard connection to the power unit and the comp powers up (but without graphics card etc). Does this mean the motherboard needs replacing, or is there something less expensive wrong with the comp?

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Motherboard - MSI MS-6565
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These seems more like a power supply unit. The best and most inexpensive thing to do is if you can "borrow" one for a few mins to try it and see if it powers up. What happned is it may be still putting out a little bit of voltage, but not enough when your video card is plugged in. Also they are about 30-50 bucks online.
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That's what I thought first of all, so tried another power unit and the same thing happens.
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Unplug all the hardware, hard drvies, take out all memeory disconnect everything. Try and boot, see if you get any beeps, listen closely they may be quiet.
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Nope, no beeping at all.
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If you have switch power supplies with a known good one, than I think the mobo might be dead. Im not sure what else it could be.
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