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#1 dl-fetters

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 11:30 AM

I am hoping that someone can steer me in the right direction to repair one of my PCs. When it was running I had it dual booted running Windows 10 and a version of Linux Mint.

 

All was fine until I decided to install a video card with a DVI output. After I setup the PC with keyboard, mouse, network cable, and AC power cord, I pushed the power button. The light to the power button flashed a few times, flashed once more. Further attempts at starting up the PC only lit up the led light and nothing more happened. I thought I may have blown the power supply, so I installed another (used) power supply. After all connections were made, I pressed the power button again with the same results as before I replaced the power supply. I tried shorting the pins on the mother board that connect to the power button and still nothing happened. I know that power is getting to the motherboard as there is a led light on in the memory stick area. Could I have somehow blown the mother board? How likely is it that the power button went bad?

 

Thank to all who reply and attempt to help.



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Posted 29 July 2017 - 12:21 PM

Welcome to Bleeping Computer.

 

Did you touch the metal of the case before touching any components inside the case?  An electrostatic discharge as little as 10V can kill board components.

 

What is the make and model of the graphics card you installed?

 

Did you reopen the case to see if you accidentally disconnected a connector or card?

 

Have you tried uninstalling the new graphics card to see if the integrated graphics works?


Edited by dc3, 29 July 2017 - 12:22 PM.

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 12:57 PM

Welcome to Bleeping Computer.

 

Did you touch the metal of the case before touching any components inside the case?  An electrostatic discharge as little as 10V can kill board components.

 

What is the make and model of the graphics card you installed?

 

Did you reopen the case to see if you accidentally disconnected a connector or card?

 

Have you tried uninstalling the new graphics card to see if the integrated graphics works?

+1 and have you tried another poower chord? did you connect the cable connector to the new GPU port?



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Posted 31 July 2017 - 12:48 PM

Did you touch the metal of the case before touching any components inside the case? - Yes
 
What is the make and model of the graphics card you installed?3D Fuzion GeForce 6200LE TC DirectX 9 3DFR6200LEE 256MB(128MB on Board) 64-Bit DDR PCI Express x16 Video Card
 
Did you reopen the case to see if you accidentally disconnected a connector or card? - Yes

 

Have you tried uninstalling the new graphics card to see if the integrated graphics works? I never got that far. The PC would not start just after I hit the power button. I removed the graphics card after I tried starting PC with graphics card installed. I installed another power supply and the PC still will not start.

 

I just tried removing each memory card, and then hit the power button, and the PC still will not start. Completely dead, except for a led light on in the memory card area.


Edited by hamluis, 31 July 2017 - 05:34 PM.


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 08:07 AM

What is the make and model of this computer?

 

The only sign of life is the red LED?

 

Is this red LED seen normally?  If it is not, have you looked in the user manual for this computer to see what this LED represents?


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