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bad fan connection repairable?

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#1 gordx


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Posted 24 June 2009 - 06:49 PM

This morning my computer would not turn on as if it wasn't receiving power. Upon further inspection, pressing the power button made the fans and LEDs quickly lurch and turn on but only for about half a second. After a lot of troubleshooting, I figured out that the fans move and the computer boots if the 4 prong connector that goes to the motherboard slot, which I assume powers USB 2.0 as it is labeled, is not connected. Basically, I'm wondering if their is a fix for this before I go out and buy a new motherboard or is it just essentially dead?

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#2 fairjoeblue


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Posted 24 June 2009 - 10:31 PM

Before I bought a motherboard I'd buy a [decent] power supply.
If that doesn't do it then I'd do a motherboard unless it's a pretty old unit.

I wouldn't hook a new motherboard to the power supply that's in it without having it tested properly.
A power supply can appear to work but be bad.
Hook a new motherboard to it & it immediatly fries the new motherboard !
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