I have a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L LGA775 motherboard in my desktop. My apartment has frequent power outages and this last one proved to be costly. My computer wouldn't turn on anymore.
I tried unplugging the PSU, clearing the CMOS, reseating the memory, checking the cables, etc with no luck.
Is there an LED indicator on this motherboard to let you know that it's getting any power? I never noticed when it was working and can't seem to find one.
I ended up RMAing my PSU (because it was only a month old) and was just sent a new one.
My question is: Is it safe to plug in this power supply to see if the motherboard is the problem? I don't know if it could short out the PSU or something.
I just want to try and find the cause of the problem. I am thinking that the power surge killed both the PSU and the motherboard but I just want to be sure.