hardware fault i cant get the back of

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June 11, 2010 at 16:12:36
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 2 GHz / 2047 MB
I have got a computer (case not laptop) for repair and i cant get the back of a problem.
well i can eventually but thought i might throw it in here first to see what you guys can come up with.

Computer starts and can enter bios (see bios screen and can edit and fan etc running slow) but as soon as i go out of bios to start windows everything cuts dead

here is a list what i have tried

new hdd (sata)
new power supply
mobo running with one stick of memory
mobo running out of computer
checked all wires and re applied thermal paste
memory in one slot then another swapped with 2 sticks

think that leaves mobo or cpu
which do you think it is more likely to be as i don't have any the same to test lying around

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June 11, 2010 at 16:21:50
Make, Model Number of computer?

Make & Model number of motherboard?

Age of system?

Did you check the MB capacitors?

Is the CPU & FAN FULLY seated and clipped down onto the MB?

Does it fire without anything attached to it (no RAM, no peripherals - HDDs, DVD/CDs, Floppy etc) to where it might give off beep codes to see if it's working correctly?

Just another stupid saying...

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June 11, 2010 at 16:31:39
Everything installed correctly as i repair computers in my spare time.
dont have access to the box just now but i think its a ecs mcp61sm-gm mobo with a amd athlon 64x2 cpu (cant remember size)
age at a guess 2-4 years

will give it another bash tomorrow but as i was going away i thought i might get something i overlooked

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June 11, 2010 at 17:47:38
Inspect the MB capacitors closely, as you probably know, the tops of the capacitors should be perfectly flat. If they're bulged even just a little, they're bad.

Other things, looked for cracked SATA connectors on the end of
the SATA cables and on the MB.

Just another stupid saying...

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June 11, 2010 at 21:55:59
I'm not sure thius matters, but when you exit the bios, do you do it by using the save and exit or don't save and exit option ? Also, have you tried resetting the bios, say to optimized defaults ? How long was the psu plugged in(or the psu switch on) before you booted up ?

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June 12, 2010 at 11:13:15
have reset bios to defaults and exit all ok a few times.

I am still thinking mobo but will strip everything out today or tomorrow as i am not going away now .
so will have more time

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