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Power Supply/Motherboard Issue

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#1 austin643


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Posted 22 March 2010 - 03:58 PM

I turned on an old hp pavilion xt963 comp when i heard a loud popping noise and it turned back off and wouldn't turn back on. I assumed it was the power supply or the motherboard. I checked the motherboard and there were no blown capacitors but when i checked the psu it clearly had blown capacitors in it. The led light on the faulty power supply was still on while the light on the motherboard was not. I bought a new power supply and connected it but the computer still won't turn on. Am I correct in assuming that when the power supply blew that it also shorted the motherboard?

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#2 Baltboy


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Posted 23 March 2010 - 06:48 AM

It is very possible. Double check the power supply with a tester or another computer to be sure it isn't the supply.
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