Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

bad fan connection repairable?


  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 gordx

gordx

  • Members
  • 1 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:33 PM

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?

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 fairjoeblue

fairjoeblue

  • Members
  • 1,594 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:USA
  • Local time:06:33 PM

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 !
OCZ StealthXstream 700W,Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R , E8500, Arctic Freezer Pro 7, 3GB G.Skill PC8500,Gigabyte Radeon HD 4850 OC [1GB ], Seagate 250GB SATA II X2 in RAID 0, Samsung SATA DVD burner.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users