possible fried motherboard

charles February 1, 2009 at 20:49:46
Specs: Windows XP
Had a power surge from a storm, replace power supply and still nothing. Fan not running lights came on once but went off won't come back on.

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#1
February 2, 2009 at 01:19:51
either the motherboard or the chip...I could be mistaken on the chip (CPU) though....before when the chip was damaged and or removed the BIOS refused to do anything...but todays boards are built and configured a bit different and they might actually come on without a chip.

Anyway look for a combo motherboard and don't expect to re use the old CPU for it.

You can get a good configuration (mobo and CPU) for under $100 (US) these days.

In reference to 11/05/2008


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#2
February 2, 2009 at 05:35:18
Did you buy a decent quality power supply or a $15-20 generic cheapie?

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#3
February 2, 2009 at 06:13:55
Jam might be onto something as well...new parts have been known to not work!

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#4
February 2, 2009 at 06:56:55
This is not a WinXP issue. There is a hardware forum. That said, have you verified the AC outlet is working?

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