|I have an older system that has sat for a few months. Its a Chaintech 7aja2 with an athlon xp 1600+ cpu. I had to replace the power supply since it was going. I was getting spontaneous reboots and I heard a grinding sound from the power supply. Well it finally died. I took the PSU out and sure enough it was dead.|
I haven't bothered replacing it but I recently did. So I put the new PSU in the machine and I get nothing. the PSU is fine, its brand new it powers the drives and I get a little red LED on the motherboard so there is power but I get nothing on my monitor.
I tried reseating everything, unplugging everything, checking jumpers, everything a person does to test a motherboard. Lastly, I pulled the board out of the case and just attached the video card. The card is good, it works in my other machine. I got nothing. Just the power supply fan and the red LED on the motherboard. I see no signs of corrosion on the board or any physical signs of damage. No bent pins. Everything is seated properly. I don't even hear any beeps with an attached speaker.
Could the board be dead? Could the old PSU have fried the board? Or is there something else I can try?