I built a machine a little while ago with my son, and there seems
to have been some power spike or something and now the machine
does *absolutely nothing* (doesn't spin the HD, no fans, nothing)
when he turns it on. He replaced the power supply and it made
no improvement... I'm thinking that it must be the MB. So I was
thinking of sending him a new one and just having him swap
The old MB was a MB GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L P35+ICH9 (or
so it says on the Newegg invoice... I recall this was an Intel
MB with "solid capacitors"). ...But now this exact model is
no longer available. Can anyone suggest a good replacement?
(On a related topic: do we need anything else to swap MBs?
Maybe new thermal paste for the CPU? Anything else?)
I second the checklist. The fact that NOTHING happens at all sorta points it at a power issue. Or the power button lean isn't plugged in right or something. You would think at least the PSU power would come on.