[ale] lost a motherboard
ahuitzot at mindspring.com
Tue Feb 3 08:35:46 EST 2004
Just out of curiosity, what kind of motherboard was it? And do any of the
caps around the CPU powersupply on the MB look like they are leaking?
From: Geoffrey <esoteric at 3times25.net>
Sent: Feb 3, 2004 6:14 AM
To: ale at ale.org
Subject: [ale] lost a motherboard
Walked out of the room with my primary box running. Returned about 45
minutes later and the monitors were dark. Upon inspection, it appeared
the box had shutdown. Would not respond to the power switch. I swapped
the powersupply and life is returned to the cpu fan and I can hear the
hard drivee spinning up, but still nothing to either monitor. The
keyboard leds do flash, but that's it.
I'm suspecting the motherboard is toast. I guess that either the mb
fried the powersupply or the powersupply fried the motherboard.
I'm likely to be out looking at replacing this motherboard at lunch, but
any suggestions as to resurecting this box would be appreciated.
I did remove virtually all extraneous cards and hardware. Substituted
another video card, still no go.
No internal speaker on this box, so I don't know if there are any post
Input would be appreciated.
until later, Geoffrey
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