If you already checked the power supply, and all the components that can be pulled out works on your other m/b (You can't telll if they still working in any other way) and you shure it is the mobo that died , try this: look close to power supplay connector, near upper left corner. There is little green [something] , in the mobo it marked F1. It is the fuze. Got the idea? If fuze ok, and mobo still dead ... you can tear all heatsinks from chipset, pull out jumpers and chips that can be pulled out, put the battery in your watch, make keyrings from PCI slots, e.t.c.
Or just go to store where you by the board and say "I played DooM , get shot, and the screen go blank..." if you still have the warranty. But if you do so you will go to hell.
um... just a thought, i've turned on systems where the memory wasn't fully plugged in (oops...too hasty I guess) and all that happened was that it didn't boot. Actually, I've done this a few times..hehe
could it be something else?
like did you maybe fry your processor?
is there anyway you could get some extra parts and try them in the board? like a new cpu....
or try your cpu in another board to make sure it isn't wasted.
January 28, 2001 5:11:08 PM
A guy I work with screwed his motherboard directly to the case frame - i.e. no spacers. Well he booted in and it didn't work.
So we got to talking about what he did and I really don't know how I figured out he used no spacers. I gave him the bad news that you really should use spacers or the components can short out because the case allows a short circuit to occur through the pins that are sticking out on the back of the motherboard.
So he took the board back to where he bought it and told them it didn't work and they gave him another one - no charge, no hassle.
So if it's not too old, you may get lucky and they'll take it back.
January 29, 2001 6:06:36 AM
The processor works and all the other components too including the 128 Mb memory I installed wrong.
I've tried the processor in my older motherboard [(which doesn't support it (the voltage can't be lowered for my Celeron II 667 )] . Now I have to live with my old 333 MHz Celeron for a while...