Long Story but need MAJOR help

June 10, 2009 at 19:37:42
Specs: Windows 7 RC, Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40GHz processor/4GB PC6400 DDR2-800MHz
Ok so here is the problem. It first started with
my internal wireless card that I put in my
computer to get internet in my house. Later I
added a sound card because my sound
stopped working and my sound was previously
apart of my motherboard<a
EdpNo=4179056&CatId=1599"> Well
today my computer stopped getting wireless
so i checked the card to see what was wrong
and now my computer will not turn back on.
The exact thing that happens is I go to turn it
on and then about 5 seconds later it turns off.
Nothing comes up on the screen it is just not
staying on. Can I get some suggestions or
help I have no idea what is wrong If you need
to know any part just ask I can get a list of the
exact part

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June 10, 2009 at 19:51:27
Well, To get a successful POST (Power-On-Self-Test) on your motherboard you need only have Powersupply, CPU with heatsink/fan, One stick ram, Graphics and keyboard.

At this stage it isn't possible for us to determine which of those components has failed. The symptoms you describe could be caused by either Powersupply failure or a motherboard problem.

The fact your onboard sound ceased working some time ago may indicate a motherboard problem or it could be just a driver corruption issue.

To begin open your case and do a visual inspection of the motherboard paying close attention to the many capacitors. Have any bulged or leaked?

With power disconnected, unplug and reinsert all cards & cables including Ram. Reconnect power and see if it will boot. Check that the CPU fan is spinning. If it has failed or is gummed up that would prevent bootup.

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June 11, 2009 at 11:01:53
ok i did like you said and took everything out and replugged it
all back in now something i noticed when the CPU is not in
the computer will stay on but when I put it back in the
computer turns on and then shuts off could this mean there is
a problem with the CPU?

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June 11, 2009 at 11:39:10
Before you put the cpu back in, did you clean off the old thermal paste and then apply a small amount of new thermal paste ?

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June 11, 2009 at 12:16:42
The computer can't RUN (stay on) without the CPU being installed.

By the way, when you were messing with the hardware did you have the computer unplugged?

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June 11, 2009 at 18:48:05
No i didn't know I had to put thermal paste back on I will make
sure to do that tomorrow. And of course I had my computer
unplugged when doing all that and I realize it can't run but the
computer can still have powering going to it which would cause
the fans to run.

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