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Determine if Your Motherboard Is Dead

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Is my motherboard dead or is my PSU faulty?

I have purchased a ASRock H97M pro 4 motherboard. After installing the necessary parts, I have powered it on and it powers itself off and then power on again. At this point I am bread boarding and only have the CPU and heat sink connected and this problem continues. This particular motherboard does not have speaker so I have POST beeps to diagnose, there are no lights on board either. Personally I think the PSU, I had was not supplying enough power so I've replaced it with a higher wattage model. When I do power on the PC the heat sink fans spin really strong for about 2 seconds only to slow down and power off and continue this whole process again. Can you help and or diagnose. I have tried: Bread boarding. I think it was caused by: Unsure

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    You have to remove all of the devices that have been plugged in, such as PCIe cards, card readers, or SDDs.
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    Experiment with different RAM sticks
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    Check the up-to-date manual for the supported RAM list.
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    Then, examine if you have the CPU power socket (4-pin) in the correct position, as it is possible to push it in by force in the wrong direction.
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    Ask someone to borrow a working PSU (600W and higher), and run the power into the motherboard
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    Be sure to plug all of the wires correctly.
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    You can buy a speaker and connect it to the speaker pins on the motherboard
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    Check the beep codes in the manual.
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    If it still shows the same symptoms, remove the CPU cooler and the CPU.
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    Look at the socket closely under bright light and different angles
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    The pins should be even. If they are not, you will have to straighten them or bring the motherboard to a service center.
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    If none of the solutions work, it might be a dead chip or connection on the motherboard.
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Is my I-Mac G4 motherboard dead?

I recently asked someone to replace my capacitors in my I-mac G4 because it would go on and off all the time and I suspected that it was the capacitors but after they were replaced it started hanging on the apple logo and has since not been able to power on again. I was told it is a display problem and not something that was caused by changing the capacitors but I am not sure whether the capacitors could have been the wrong specifications and caused the hanging. I have tried: I have tried to

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XPS 8700 dead motherboard, need help?

I have a 2 year old Dell. Looks like from your post that the motherboard is dead. Of course I am no longer covered under warranty. I get no beeps at all, the power button doesn't light up, I only get the solid amber light on the motherboard. I was hoping the solid amber light means the motherboard was working, apparently not. Now I guess I try to figure out how to repair or replace it.

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Made a new PC, won't startup so I was wondering if the motherboard is dead?

I bought all the computer parts and put it together, but when I started it the CPU fan turned on for 5secs and then the PC turned off and won't turn ever again now

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How do I troubleshoot a faulty heat sink?

I have a printer main board with me, I suspect the heat sink drivers are faulty because when I switch on the supply there emanates a burning smell from 2 of them. I tested the supply board, everything is OK, components and all. it (the main board) does not drive all the peripherals connected to it, even the LCD display.. . can I test the sink driver ic with my dmm? how?. and what causes this fault?. I have tried: Tested power supply, OK.

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blew out solder joints of the drivers, still faulty.. I think it was caused by: No clue

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Is my motherboard dead because it is making the continuous sound like it is trying to restart itself?

When I plug in my power supply I can see my led light in the power button glow and fans start working but after sometime the led light go off and system start making sounds like it is trying to restart like beep after 1 seconds it again makes beep sound and this goes on continuously. I have tried: I have changed the power supply but still I m facing same problem

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Is my motherboard fried/dead after switching power supply watts?

Bought a new power supply for my PC. Was fooling around with the power supply and new graphics card. I switched the watts of the back of supply from 115 to 230 (not sure why), but now my computer doesn't seem to read my mouse/keyboard/monitor. The computer turns on, and makes a beep, the fans are running, but, no activity. Let me know please if this sounds like a motherboard problem or maybe something else. Thank you!

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