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Hardware Problem! Require Immediate Assistance

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    144 New Member

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    I was playing Tribes 2 provided on this months Digit DVD; decided to max all Graphics options; was playing with FULL SCREEN disabled.
    Just 1 min after these changes- The screen went blank. The green Led on my cabinet was on. But I could see it was not rebooting; switched it off and tried to boot up. IT wouldn't.

    after re checking by switching on and on again, I decided to open up. I touched the heat sink which was hot. ( not extremely hot)

    After a while i plugged it back and re tried.

    This time, I could see that on my mother board there is a green LED which is ON. (Does this mean the mother board is not fried up; that it is fine?).

    I tried to switch it on. It wouldnt. But occasionally the fans start working (both proccesor fan and Power Supply fan) for a second and die off. During this time the RED LED on my casing also comes on for a sec and dies off ( I assumed the hard disk also starts to work! )..

    Here are my sys specs:

    AMD Athlon XP 2400+
    ASUS A7N8X Deluxe MotherBoard.
    512 MB RAM 333MHz
    Samsung SATA 80GB Hard ?7200rpm
    Samsung 753DFX 17" Monitor
    nVidia GeForce MX 440 64MB card 8x
    Mercury 'Oscar' cabinet with a 300W power supply.
    OS : Windows XP Pro
    [NO UPS]

    I have checked and recheked- All the cables are plugged in- No loose cards. All capacitors on the MainBoard looks fine. No smell of fry ups. No Smoke. I have a Surge Protector. And there were no Brown Outs. Room Temperature was approx 29 degrees Celsius.

    My Question is :
    Can it be a the malfucntioning of the M Board or the P supply?

    Any help would be appreciated much.

    Thanks
     
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    its must be the power supply
    the mobo comes on atleast
    ur just not gettin the juice to ur mobo
     
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    go step by step:

    first try to clear the cmos then try starting : if it works fine, get a new battery maybe.

    If its the power supply - disconnect all the cables except the motherboard from the power supply- then try to start. If your SMPS is weak then pc should boot. Then get a new smps.

    Does your MB have a speaker, if you dont have connect one to the motherboard and check for any error beeps. these are explained in the manual.

    I think the CMos thing will work.

    (if youre lucky)
     
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    Solved it atlast

    theraven and oldmonk; Thanks alot for your reply I appreciate the help.

    I hv solved the problem. It was a faulty power cable. The power cable to my SMPS. Phew! What a relief.

    cheers.
     
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    club_pranay Nokia 7110 to iPhone 5

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    NO UPS???

    R U NUTS??
    dude, get your computer a ups...
     
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    Yea right. I donno what I was thinking. Any suggestions on a good brand of UPS? I am thinking APC. How is that?
     
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    APC is the best
     
  8. JAK

    JAK What the Heck !

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    hmm...
    Yup...u cant get anything better then that... :wink:
     
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