Posted 10 August 2011 - 08:54 AM
I've got a custom built system, and can't seem to get her to fire anymore. Let me start off by saying that my computer building experience is very limited, and a buddy built this system for me about 2 years ago.
The problems started when I upgraded to windows 7 ultimate. It fired up once or twice, but then nothing, and no power. Thinking it was the power supply, I jumped it using a technique I found on youtube to test the unit. I used a paperclip to jump the green wire & black wire (on the motherboard connection from the power supply) to see if a fan would spin up. It did. So next, I figured the motherboard had gone bad, so I sent that off to gigabyte. I just got the board back after they said they tested it, and everything was ok. I tried the running both the reset switch & power switch to the motherboard to see if it was a bad switch, and neither fired it up?
I'm not sure what it could be? For whatever reason, it looks like the motherboard is still not getting power. I plan on trying to test the voltages on the powersupply to see if it could still be the problem. Any other ideas on what else it could possibly be?