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Windows 7: Blown Motherboard

18 Aug 2010   #1
letsdoamazing

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Blown Motherboard

How can you tell if your motherboard is blown? By the capacitors?

How can you tell if your PSU is blown?

Thanks!


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18 Aug 2010   #2
josef613

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

it could be both, because sometimes when a PSU blows, it takes the Mobo with it. If you press the power button, does the power supply start?
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18 Aug 2010   #3
letsdoamazing

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Nothing at all. No sound, no light, no noise.
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18 Aug 2010   #4
josef613

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

This is a desktop, i assume?
well, if it won't start, then that tells me your PSU might be blown.
Do you have another PSU you can try?
or another Motherboard?
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18 Aug 2010   #5
letsdoamazing

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

This is a Clients Computer, so I don't. But I didn't know if there was a way to test the PSU voltage wise or look for anything. No capacitors are are blown on the MB.
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18 Aug 2010   #6
josef613

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

I don't think there's really any other way to test it besides swapping out the PSU and testing.
another thing, might seem like a stupid thing, are you double sure the power button is plugged in all the way?
<edit> just realized what i typed about testing the connection wouldn't work, no way to power it on :P
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18 Aug 2010   #7
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Also make sure to pull all your cards when first testing...
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18 Aug 2010   #8
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

A power surge may have tripped the resettable fuse that some PSUs have. Unplug the AC power cable from the computer for a minute or so, and then plug it back in. Sometimes they just need to be reset. My HP at work does it quite a bit, which is why I hardly use it.
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