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post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by Duality92 View Post

I would first check to see if there might be a motherboard post somewhere causing a short on the backside of that motherboard. One that was placed, but did not align with a mounting hole on the motherboard.

You only have 9 (IIRC) mounting holes, check them all.

this would be the first thing I would check for. also make sure there isn't any clips in any psu cables that might be shorting things out.

good luck and keep us posted.
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post #12 of 14
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Thanks for all of the help guys. Ive been able to remove the motherboard and have taken a few pics of the back. It looks like flux residue + 5 years of dust / spiderweb? Anyhow I'm not surprised it was struggling to work when you look closely it's almost as if it's been crawling from conection to conection!

Anyhow I have cleaned it up as best I can using isopropyl so I'm letting it dry before I try and bench test it.

Here's the pics for those that are interested:





Will let you know what happens next
Edited by Morkrah - 1/29/16 at 7:13am
post #13 of 14
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Ok so I bench tested the system after cleaning and it booted up first time with no problems!

I'm going to rebuild the system and test / stress further but so far so good!

I'm over the moon that it didn't pop!

Thanks for all the help guys! Will post update when the system is 100% back together
post #14 of 14
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Well got the pc back together 100% and it's been working fine for the past 2 days so I can only conclude it was just dirty enough to cause problems
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