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How can i test if my motherboard is dead

Hi
I have a Gigabyte motherboard ( GA-965P-DQ6 ) and an intel core2 duo (e6600) CPU

Both are around 5 years old, and were working.

Long story short story, MY pc wont turn on.
I replaced the Power supply, and no change. no light for the power switch, no beeps. nothing!


I wondering whats next in the supply chain? I'm assuming the motherboard.
Should there be some signal or beep when the PC turns on, that the motherboard doesnt respond?

Visually, i dont see any melt downs or burnt out parts of the motherboard.. How can I test it?

Any ideas, I would be very grateful

Thanks
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  1. Best answer
    If you can confirm that both PSU's are working that leaves the motherboard but you can follow this guide step by step http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-steps-posting-post-boot-video-problems
    It can be something else shorting the system and preventing the PSU from turning on so taking out parts during trouble shooting is important. Start with just the CPU installed.
  2. turn on computer without ram cartridges and the motherboard is supposed to beep, if it doesn't then chances are its dead. my motherboard died recently and the motherboard did not beep when i did this.
  3. rolli59 said:
    If you can confirm that both PSU's are working that leaves the motherboard but you can follow this guide step by step http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-steps-posting-post-boot-video-problems
    It can be something else shorting the system and preventing the PSU from turning on so taking out parts during trouble shooting is important. Start with just the CPU installed.



    I've ordered a Power supply tester.. Cant imagine that the replacement is also non functional, though lightning can strike twice obviously

    When you say start with just the CPU does that mean , i remove all RAM, video card, , and all PSU connections to the motherboard?
  4. Remove everything but CPU and PSU connections! Then add one item at a time if it powers up.
  5. Best answer selected by shinbet.
  6. rolli59 said:
    Remove everything but CPU and PSU connections! Then add one item at a time if it powers up.



    Well as embarrassed as i am to admit it,
    When I took your advice and plugged all internals out, and started just with motherboard/cpu
    I realized that the motherboard/psu connector was the wrong way round
    Though i know these things are keyed, I thought just to work on 180 degree direction over the other.
    I did not realize that only one side is actually compatible with the PSU and one with motherboard

    Thank you very much!!!
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