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Hello everyone,

I've got this Lenovo thinkcentre desktop PC (model: 6305-B1U)that up until a recent power outage had been working fine. It's not my PC but I was informed that the user was not using a surge protector at the time. It's running Windows Vista basic. It has a core 2 duo 2.40 Ghz processor, 2gb of ram, 160 gb hdd. Currently it does not turn on at all. I have tried the following measures to remedy the situation:

1. Re-seated all hardware multiple times
2. Disconnected all non-essential hardware
3. removed/moved around memory sticks/ tried different ones
4. tested the power supply (tested: Working Good)
5. Tried a different processor (one that i know works)
6. Replaced the motherboard (with the exact same model [ a57 m57e ])

Still dead.

I feel like I've tried everything, but does anyone have any ideas? I'm pretty stumped here.

Thanks : )
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    BriEZPeezie said:
    Hello everyone,

    I've got this Lenovo thinkcentre desktop PC (model: 6305-B1U)that up until a recent power outage had been working fine. It's not my PC but I was informed that the user was not using a surge protector at the time. It's running Windows Vista basic. It has a core 2 duo 2.40 Ghz processor, 2gb of ram, 160 gb hdd. Currently it does not turn on at all. I have tried the following measures to remedy the situation:

    1. Re-seated all hardware multiple times
    2. Disconnected all non-essential hardware
    3. removed/moved around memory sticks/ tried different ones
    4. tested the power supply (tested: Working Good)
    5. Tried a different processor (one that i know works)
    6. Replaced the motherboard (with the exact same model [ a57 m57e ])

    Still dead.

    I feel like I've tried everything, but does anyone have any ideas? I'm pretty stumped here.

    Thanks : )


    Its very possible you have two dead boards - I would contact Lenovo for extra help, they have excellent customer support. Either that or check ebay for a working board from a high rated seller.
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    Its very possible you have two dead boards - I would contact Lenovo for extra help, they have excellent customer support. Either that or check ebay for a working board from a high rated seller.


    I was thinking that too. I was just hoping it wasn't the case and that maybe there was something else to check I guess lol.
    Oh well. Thanks.
  3. BriEZPeezie said:
    Quote:
    Its very possible you have two dead boards - I would contact Lenovo for extra help, they have excellent customer support. Either that or check ebay for a working board from a high rated seller.


    I was thinking that too. I was just hoping it wasn't the case and that maybe there was something else to check I guess lol.
    Oh well. Thanks.


    Yeah, hate to be the bearer of bad news but if you tried everything, then its gotta be the board, as the power switch rarely is the issue.
    Your very welcome none the less.
  4. For all with similar problems I suggest to open the tower and look for bad capacitors like I did on this link. Replace them and don't worry :)

    http://www.stuckngo.com/2014/10/lenovo-computer-shuts-down-randomly.html
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