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Power Loss

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June 13, 2003 11:18:03 AM

Hi all.
Got a snag with my old computer which somebody out there might know how to fix.
Just upgraded to an ATHLON 2.2 chip, so swapped my hard drive, cd writer & DVD rom drive from old case into new one.
Put a 30gb drive, an older cd writer and CD rom drive into the old Athlon 800Mhz computer with 512mb Ram. Switched on and nothing happened - no noises, no power pack fan running - completely dead. Assumed tha it might be the cable connections, power lead, electrical socket, ram placed correctly on motherboard - checked it all with nothing apparant. Even bought new power pack thinking that it must have died by shear co-incidence when I swapped the bits around - this has had no affect, so it's not the power pack. Unplugging and reconnecting the ATX power connector from the board gives a quick burst of life to the CPU fan then nothing again.
Cleared the BIOS settings with the motherboard jumper - still nothing.
Next step is try a new motherboard on the assumption that I must have killed the old one - but thought I'd pick your brains first - don't really want to commit to another £47 to find it's not the cause.
Can anyone help? Might this be something you've had? Any ideas?
Thanx
Desperate Phil of UK

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August 4, 2003 7:37:34 AM

change your power supply with at least 400 watts
August 4, 2003 12:41:13 PM

Hiya,

Unplug everything from the board, leave a mobo/ram/cpu and gcard. See if it boots, if it does, plug each item in one by one and find the offending item.
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