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One Loose Motherboard Mounting Screw Stopped Computer

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July 9, 2004 9:01:48 AM

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I was racking my brains trying to figure out why my P4T motherboard died. I
spent hours swapping out hardware and RAM. When I was unscrewing the
motherboard to take it to the shop I noticed one screw was really loose. I
tightened it up and the computer started up like nothing happened! After 4
years of vibration from the fans this screw got loose. So if your mobo dies
check the mounting screws!! :D 
Its always the simple stuff that trips you up.

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July 9, 2004 9:01:49 AM

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On Fri, 09 Jul 2004 05:01:48 GMT, "Mike" <nospam@email.com> wrote:

>I was racking my brains trying to figure out why my P4T motherboard died. I
>spent hours swapping out hardware and RAM. When I was unscrewing the
>motherboard to take it to the shop I noticed one screw was really loose. I
>tightened it up and the computer started up like nothing happened! After 4
>years of vibration from the fans this screw got loose. So if your mobo dies
>check the mounting screws!! :D 
>Its always the simple stuff that trips you up.
>

Sounds like the board is shorting out somewhere if you ask me.
One missing/loose screw shouldn't bring the whole thing down! ;p
Ed
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
July 9, 2004 10:37:16 AM

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On Fri, 09 Jul 2004 00:18:31 -0500, Ed <nomail@hotmail.com>
wrote:

>On Fri, 09 Jul 2004 05:01:48 GMT, "Mike" <nospam@email.com> wrote:
>
>>I was racking my brains trying to figure out why my P4T motherboard died. I
>>spent hours swapping out hardware and RAM. When I was unscrewing the
>>motherboard to take it to the shop I noticed one screw was really loose. I
>>tightened it up and the computer started up like nothing happened! After 4
>>years of vibration from the fans this screw got loose. So if your mobo dies
>>check the mounting screws!! :D 
>>Its always the simple stuff that trips you up.
>>
>
>Sounds like the board is shorting out somewhere if you ask me.
>One missing/loose screw shouldn't bring the whole thing down! ;p
>Ed
>

True, there are a few members of this newgroup that seem to have
working systems even though they have a couple of screws loose.
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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
July 10, 2004 3:08:54 AM

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Some motherboards actually require connection to the PC case' chassis for
ground. Part of the path back to the power supply. These type normally
won't boot on your desk as a test out of the PC case.
"Mike" <nospam@email.com> wrote in message
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> I was racking my brains trying to figure out why my P4T motherboard died.
I
> spent hours swapping out hardware and RAM. When I was unscrewing the
> motherboard to take it to the shop I noticed one screw was really loose. I
> tightened it up and the computer started up like nothing happened! After 4
> years of vibration from the fans this screw got loose. So if your mobo
dies
> check the mounting screws!! :D 
> Its always the simple stuff that trips you up.
>
>
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
July 10, 2004 4:31:11 AM

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On Fri, 09 Jul 2004 23:08:54 GMT, "Lil' Dave"
<spamyourself@virus.net> wrote:

>Some motherboards actually require connection to the PC case' chassis for
>ground. Part of the path back to the power supply. These type normally
>won't boot on your desk as a test out of the PC case.


Which boards?
That goes against spec, all electrical ground is to go though the
power connector.
!