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GT5220 2005 does not power on/boot up


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Thanks for the help. I tried pulling the battery for various lengths of time, and tried moving that little plastic colored jumper to the other metal spikes, (near the CMOS battery, supposed to reset it right?).
I ordered the parts after starting this thread, but thanks for the help. I like to learn. The more you know the less you get ripped off right? To compare to car service, even if you can't do everything yourself or want to, the more you know, the less mechanics can take advantage, and the better parts you get when you need replacement. Good day.

I bought a new surge protector and anti-static gloves and wrist cable, just for extra protection. Could be some dust or cathair fried one little thing on the board and that was all she wrote. I am surprised computer cases don't have replaceable filters like car air filters or foam screens.
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Here is a neat screen test: (flying simulator, just move mouse around, close window when done.) http://www.electrico...ic3d/index.html
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Knowledge is power and the more you know about computers the more you can get confused.
I have found that no matter how much you know there is always more to learn.
Please keep us up to date on your MOBo when you get it replaced.
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Ok. I think the package is in today. I will post back.
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I gave up on it and bought the new mb and chip. It booted but had flaws (missing drivers etc). I am new to computers so I tried loading the disc that came with the original computer. It locked up and I had to take it to a shop. Will find out tomorrow if they could just wipe the hard drive and reinstall from a store copy of windows.
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With the new MOBO, you would have to install the mainboard drivers that belong to the new board. Also a possibility of a OS repair.
A reformat and then the new drivers would work also. It is actually the best way.

Let us know how you make out when you get it back.
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Ok I am still waiting on it, they said tomorrow Saturday. How do you clear out a harddrive? if it possibly has viruses, can it be done by using another computer without giving that one the viruses?
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A complete reformat will/ should remove all the viruses.
If it is a semi-functional unit then a trip to our malware forum will resolve it.
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