OT: dead box

Chris Whitehouse cwhiteh at onetel.com
Sun Mar 21 11:23:36 UTC 2010

Frank Shute wrote:
> Sorry if this is a bit off-topic.
> I came in the other day to find my workstation powered off. Hitting
> the power on button had no effect as did using another known working
> outlet. I checked all the cables and they seem attached.
> I thought my power supply must have died so I got another, screwed it
> in and again no joy - no sign of life.
> Anybody got any ideas what the problem may be? I'm thinking possibly
> the power on switch but that seems a long shot and there seems no easy
> way to replace it.
> My hardware:
> Antec Sonata case.
> Gigabyte board.
> Core 2 duo
> TIA,
> Regards,

When you press the power button does the cpu fan or the power supply fan 
spin for a moment then stop? That's a sign that something on or plugged 
in to the motherboard has blown. Unplug things and test again.


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