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chrisusvi

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I will continue here.
I'm assuming that the MOBO is short for mother board?
I am using another site because I feel better getting as much advice as possible.
I don't see anything wrong with using multiple sites.
This site is giving me the best advice anyway.
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I understand what you are saying but as I said we have no ideal what the other site is advising you to do and it could be conflicting with what we advise you to do.

Since as you stated

The computer is about 3 to 4 years old. The computer is in a public school and I just started a year ago

Then you don't know if the system was actually booting before the HD was replaced correct?
From the suggestions we have given and the results you have shown the only option I see is that the MOBO(Motherboard..MO from mother and BO from board) has failed.
If possible can you get a picture of the MOBO especially closeup of the capacitors?
Attach it to your reply so we can check it closely. :)
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where are the capacitors?
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They look like tootsie rolls standing up on the MOBO.
There will be several of them and the closer the pictures you can get the better.
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I hope these help. Which other angles do you need?

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They look like tootsie rolls standing up on the MOBO.
There will be several of them and the closer the pictures you can get the better.

:) You actually understood this about Tootsie Rolls?
I am very impressed.
Your capacitors look good, no bulging and no leaking.
I do believe at this point you have a basically dead MOBO. :)
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Rshaffer61 is trying to verify that there are no blown capacitors on the board. The pictures show us that they all look good. If they were bad, they would be bulged and leaking.
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A blown or leaking capacitor is only one of the ways to determine the MOBO is bad.
Taking the MOBO out of the system and hooking up only the barest of needed components and trying to get it to post is another way.
Both of which we have checked and neither shown any sign of life.
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