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Possible Motherboard Problem?


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#1 Rabbuk

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 06:16 PM

You may have noticed i've been posting alot. I just built a computer and can't get it up and running. It turns on for five secods and then turns off. the specs are in my other post. I thin there might be a loose consistor (not sure its called a consistor but it looks like a small battery.) on the motherboard. its still connected but would this cause isses.

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 07:24 PM

Can you provide a link to your other post? (Copy the URL then enter it as a link in your reply).

If you are speaking about a capacitor, there are known problems caused by motherboard capacitors that are leaking, but whether this applies to capacitors that feel loose I'm not sure. There is an article on this problem here. (thanks to Leurgy for the link)

If the board is new I'd be looking to return it for replacement, just in case.

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 07:27 PM

its the post 3 down from this one
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34086/hey-im-having-some-major-issues/

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 03:26 PM

Hi Rabbuk!

Whoa! First, let's start with keeping all the problems in one place. You can even go to your other posts, copy them, and paste them into this one if you'd like. Troubleshooting a new system is a bit hair-raising at first, but you'll get the hang of it pretty darned quickly.

I haven't read all of your posts, so please excuse me if I repeat something that was already said.

First, ensure that you're properly grounded before going into the case - I lost a hard drive that way.

Next - check to make sure that your motherboard isn't shorting out on the tray that it sits on. The easiest way to check this is to 1) use the proper fasteners that came with the mobo, and 2) to slide a piece of paper underneath to see if it snags on anything.

Next, double and triple check that anything that's plugged into the motherboard. Check the connectors and clean them - plug them back in a couple of time to make sure they're set right. Check the RAM to make sure it's seated properly. Etc, etc, etc...

Next, double check anything that's plugged in anywhere else - this is by far the largest problem with computer assembly that I've seen (with my builds also).
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Posted 05 November 2005 - 04:33 AM

Hey Rab,

I concur with the above posts. This smells like a connection or compatibility issue. Please list your computer components so we can rule out compatibility.

After that we will be able to tell you how to hook up everything professionally.

Let us know,

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 09:43 PM

Hey Rab,

I concur with the above posts. This smells like a connection or compatibility issue. Please list your computer components so we can rule out compatibility.

After that we will be able to tell you how to hook up everything professionally.

Let us know,

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 11:04 AM

Great! What was it, and how did you fix it? That'll help someone else (in the future) when the search the forums for their problem.
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