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Computer won't power on

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#1 Shona


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:14 AM

I am just needing a second opinion/confirmation regarding a desktop tower I have. It has recently gone out, like not powering on. So as a first step, I replaced the power supply in it, thinking that would be the cheaper tests to fix it. However, even with a new power supply, it is not powering on. This is an older computer and it could very likely be the motherboard, but trying to check cheaper repair alternatives first. When I push the power button, I get no response from motherboard, fans or power supply.

What are other suggestions for confirming if the motherboard has gone out? Just wanted to get another opinion before I take it apart.

Thanks for any help,
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#2 MDTechService


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:26 PM

Disconnect everything from the motherboard except for the power supply, CPU, and one stick of RAM. No video and no error beeps means high probability of a bad motherboard.

I would suggest replacing the entire computer instead of mix and match parts to get it back up and running. With an older system, you will undoubtedly encounter other failures down the road as the system ages.
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:32 AM

System manufacturer and model?

Replacing older motherboards isn't so easy...depending on how old the system is.

The computer industry moves fast with newer, better components...not much margin for a retailer to carry older inventory items.


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