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Computer shows no sign of life

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#1 Guest_Tech1292_*


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Posted 07 April 2013 - 03:35 AM

Here are the specs of the computer:


HP a630n

Motherboard: ASUS PTGD1-LA

Processor: Pentium 4 Hyper-Threading 2.80Ghz 775 Socket (I believe)

Power Supply: Hipro HP-D3057F3R




It's been awhile since the incident when the computer suddenly went out. I had re-installed Windows XP on the computer, got all needed updates/drivers/etc, and shut the computer down for the night. Everything went smoothly. The next morning, I went to fire the computer up, nothing. I checked the surge protector it was on, I made sure it was plugged in properly, heck, I even changed power cables, nothing. I personally believe the motherboard failed, as I can get the power supply to work on a different computer. I have tried a different PSU with no luck. (No components such as video cards or RAM were added). So right now, I've unscrewed the MB from the tower, and have it laying on a wooden table away from everything. I've inspected the MB closely, and can't see anything wrong with it. Below, I've added a link to some pictures I took of the MB. Can you guys see anything wrong with it?



Note: I have tried 3 PSU's with no luck.

I've tried booting with RAM installed (one at a time) no luck.

Changed CMOS battery, no luck.

Unplugged everything besides the PSU and power button, no luck.

Reset BIOS (CMOS) by taking out the battery and changing the jumper for 10 seconds, no luck.

I've unplugged the power cable and held in the power button for 20 seconds, no luck.



Sorry if I do not reply immediately, it's really late where I'm at, and I've been playing around with the computer all day.

Edited by Tech1292, 07 April 2013 - 03:42 AM.

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#2 caperdog


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Posted 07 April 2013 - 02:00 PM

could it be the power button itself ? you can unplug button from motherboard and use a small screwdriver to jump the two pins for a second and remove. Board should power up.

some of your capacitors look bulged on top in photo. They should be flat on top with nothing leaking from them.


reseat CPU ? maybe

Edited by caperdog, 07 April 2013 - 02:02 PM.

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