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So I turned my computer on a couple of days ago, and I heard a little pop, then the computer went off. It then automatically rebooted it's self, so I unplugged it. I opened up the case, and I smelled a little burning smell coming from the gou area, so I thought it was my gpu. I tested it in another computer, so and it worked fine. I took out my motherboard, and put it on my desk. I then tryed a different power supply, and using one ram stick at a time. When I turn it on, it will go on for about 3 seconds, then right before it post beeps, it will shut off, then turn back on again and do the same thing. Even if I remove the gpu, it still happens. Can it be fixed?
    
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pop means something exploded. is there a burst capacitor anywhere on the board?
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pop means something exploded. is there a burst capacitor anywhere on the board?
What would it look like?
    
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Originally Posted by Willanhanyard View Post
What would it look like?
Like this



Any bulging or leaks means its dead, to fix you would just need to solder a new one on.
    
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post #5 of 12
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Don't see any capacitors that are bad. I noticed that when I replace my cmos battery, I can get it to go on, and stay on, but I get no post beep. For some reason, my little troubleshooting display on the motherboard doesn't show anything. I also don't get anything on my monitor. I touchee all of my components, the nb/sb, cpu, and gpu, and they are getting warm.
    
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edit, reread & realized I asked a question that already had an answer.

Haven't seen this issue myself, is it RMA-able?
    
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post #7 of 12
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Nope. Sadly, I bought it new on ebay, and didn't realize evga doesn't give you a warranty if it's "second hand", even though it's brand new.
    
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post #8 of 12
return it to the seller?
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return it to the seller?
I've had it for over a year now. Do you think a guy on ebay will take it back after a year? He'll probably disapear off the planet.
    
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post #10 of 12
You sure it's the motherboard? Have you tried another power supply?
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