OT: dead box

Frank Shute frank at shute.org.uk
Sun Mar 21 12:24:18 UTC 2010

On Sun, Mar 21, 2010 at 11:23:34AM +0000, Chris Whitehouse wrote:
> 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.

When I hit the power button I get nothing. None of the fans spin up
and there's no sign of life.

I'm beginning to think that I might be in for a new motherboard anyway :(

Why do these things strike when you least need them? Damn Murphy and
his stinking law!




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