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Dead Motherboard or Something Else?

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#1 SoloPopo


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Posted 27 July 2015 - 09:23 PM

About a month ago my computer wouldn't turn on after being turned off. I ended up replacing and manually resetting the cmos battery, which worked. But recently my computer went to sleep on it's own and would not wake up. The power button was flashing, but I was getting nothing else from it. I pulled the power to turn it off, because it wasn't responding to me trying to turn it off with the button. Now the computer is not turning on. I'm not sure if pulling the plug made things worse. Maybe it was resetting for an update and I jumped the gun by unplugging it? The only response I have manged to get out of it now is the disk drive turning on when I do the paper clip test on the psu with everything else but the main 24 pin connector plugged in.

The computer worked fine for about 3 months leading up to the first time I couldn't get it started. I haven't changed anything since the first time I tried resetting the cmos. 

Here is a list of everything I used to build my computer: 

(mobo) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(psu) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(ram) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(hard drive) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(disk drive)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(cpu) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(video card)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Edited by SoloPopo, 27 July 2015 - 11:50 PM.

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#2 YeahBleeping


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Posted 28 July 2015 - 08:58 AM

Do you have a speaker hooked up to the speaker pins to get any beep codes?  I would say double check your power leads to make sure you have everything plugged in to the mainboard.  Take out the memory and see if you can get any beep codes at all.

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