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Is my motherboard dead?

Last response: in Motherboards
November 22, 2012 11:41:26 AM


Suddenly my PC shuts down and fails to power up.
I troubleshooted PSU (paper clip method) and it powers up fine. I tried to bridge the power supply pins on the board to make sure the cabinet power switch is not faulty and the system doesn't power up either. Is it broke?

CPU: AMD A8 3870K
RAM: GSkill Sniper 1600 4x2GB
PSU: Seasonic 430W 80+ Bronze
Cooler: CM Hyper EVO
Cabinet: NZXT 210 Source Elite

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November 22, 2012 8:47:30 PM

I had a issue similar to this recently and to fix it I reset the CMOS on the motherboard. See if that works. By doing that it will reset your BIOS to default settings.
November 24, 2012 12:13:27 AM

paper clip does not always work to test the PSU. You need a tester that puts a load onto your power supply. I am a technician (12 years) and I have found the paperclip to be a good solution to see if the power supply with even spin a fan, but over the years I have found that its a bad way to test. Just an FYI. The CMOS trick might fix your issue though.