Motherboard seems to have power but won

September 22, 2010 at 03:21:30
Specs: Windows XP, Intel pentium 4 HT 3.4Ghz
My friend has an Advent T9306 and the problem is that when i plug the PSU into the motherboard the light turns on for the power switch but does not go off until i switch the PSU off. when i press the power switch nothing happens. no fans spinning no hdd spin or anything. ive tried taking ram sticks out and still nothing. i was wondering if anyone could give me some help on what i could try to do. im not sure of the motherboard make or model and im going to look tonight to see if i can find the make and model but the processor is an intel pentium 4 HT at ~3.4Ghz. any help will be appreciated.
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#1
September 22, 2010 at 04:55:31
PSU faulty is quite likely, unfortunately the PSU's can be a bit el-cheapo in OEM PC's.............

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#2
September 22, 2010 at 05:09:11
I suspect the same thing.

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#3
September 22, 2010 at 05:38:42
The only problem is that I've tried about 4 different PSUs which all do the same thing as the one supplied with the PC. Which seems to be a possible fault with the motherboard.

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#4
September 22, 2010 at 07:06:17
Why would you think taking out the RAM would help? Connect only the 24-pin main ATX plug (ATX1) & the 4-pin ATX12V plug (JPW1), nothing else. That *should* fire up the board & allow you to access the BIOS. Do NOT connect any drives.

Here's the system specs along with the motherboard diagram:

http://www.uktsupport.co.uk/advent/...


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#5
September 22, 2010 at 07:15:03
ive tried that and still not powering up

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