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I think this mobo is dead, but I cant be sure


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#1 Liamza2314

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 05:18 AM

Hi all, my name is Liam

 

My friend brought a computer to me, he said if you can get it running it's yours and from seeing the internals it looks better than my current pc

 

Im not 100% sure of the specs but this is what i know

 

Ram - 4gb DDR2, two 2gb modules, 1 elpida and one I'm not too sure of

CPU, was a Pentium dual core but I replaced it for a core 2 duo that I had lying around (have tested both cpus, problem still occurs)

There's no hdd rn, I still need to buy one but ik from experience that a pc will still post even without a hdd

Mobo - I'm not too sure, will edit when i check but its a gigabyte

 

The gpu is integrated but I tried a card and the problem still happened 

 

So basically I connected it up, and hit the power button, leds came on as normal, cpu fan is spinning but I had no VGA signal, no beeps, no post, zip

I tried all the usuals, testing the ram individually, checking the thermal paste (there wasn't any but I used toothpaste as I've been told by experts that it works temporarily), clearing the CMOS and so on

Why I believe its the mobo is there were no beeps when I removed both ram sticks and tried to boot, just the same state as before

 

I'd really like to get this running so any help would be appreciated

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 08:35 AM

Yeah good chance the MOBO is dead, I mean you did all you could without hooking the thing up to some high end computer testing hardware, no oscilloscope or voltage meters or anything.

I mean good news is if you need a core 2 duo compatible motherboard they can be found cheap but it depends on the form factor of the PC 


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Posted 23 July 2018 - 09:03 AM

:( was hoping that wasn't the case, thanks a lot, I live in Cape Town in South Africa so tech like that can be difficult to come by
But thanks for your help, will look around for a new mobo

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 09:05 AM

Yeah that market is tricky

 

But you may get lucky but yeah tough luck there, I mean you did everything right on your end


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Posted 25 July 2018 - 05:05 AM

Have organized a couple old towers to scavenge from, thanks for your input 👍




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