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Did my Mobo just die?

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September 18, 2009 8:50:37 PM

I have a gigabyte 790x and everything was going fine until I had an emergency at the house and had to shutoff the Switches on my House electricity. When I turned them back on and went to my computer room my pc would only turn on but my monitor wont post anything. I already checked my videocard, my memory and my psu on my other computer wich just leaves me with the mobo. Did I killed it when I turned off the electricity like that? I know it was dumb but it was an emergency I guess I need a power surge next time. thing is My other also got shutoff but its fine.

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September 19, 2009 6:28:15 AM

That shouldnt have killed it any more than yanking the plug from the wall would.

how did you "test" the other parts?

and usually if you get a surge or something it blows the power supply not the motherboard... or both.
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September 19, 2009 6:36:40 AM

I have another computer. I installed the power supply, then the videocard, cpu and memory. they all seem to work just fine. Just not on my motherboard. It powers up my videocard my cpu and even my keyboard blinks just as if it would boot but its just a black screen.
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September 19, 2009 8:10:53 PM

If I understand you correctly, the psu, vid card, cpu, and memory can each be individually installed in another PC, and that PC works.

So, the problem is in your motherboard. Reset CMOS (pull plug on psu, remove battery, press the case power on several times, use the clear CMOS jumper on the mobo if you have one, wait ten minutes, put battery back in).

If that allows you to get into BIOS, restore defaults, etc.

if not, the mobo is gone.
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September 19, 2009 8:20:37 PM

Tried all dat this morning. Thanks God for RMAs. Gigabyte loves me. :p 
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September 20, 2009 6:31:55 AM

What kind of power supply is it, so I never buy one..

That lets a surge through without even popping.
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September 20, 2009 6:39:49 AM

Dunno really if that's the case. Dunno what the transient spec is, nor the "surge" spec if any.

If it were so, why would one spend money on a surge suppressor just to protect the psu?
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