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okay, so heres my problem,

i bought this pentium 4 computer off of ebay.

and i've bought from this seller before, and have been satisfied with my purchase so theres no doubt in my mind that this computer was working before it was shipped. but so far this computer has given me nothing but problems. the cpu fan arrived dead, so for now i stuck on an temporary fan until I can find a more suitable replacement. But i am also not getting any video when i try to power the system up. to the best of my ability i have tried swapping working ram and a different video card, to only achieve the same problem. i do not get any beep codes during the power on.

And without a lot of p4 spare parts handy, i dont really have alot of resources to test this system any further so im curious what are the chances of the motherboard croaking during shipping?
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post #2 of 10
Maybe it was ESD
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post #3 of 10
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ya if i cant figure it out ill just cut my losses :/


thing only cost me $65
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post #4 of 10
Have you tried the standard cmos reset and removing battery for a few?
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post #5 of 10
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Have you tried the standard cmos reset and removing battery for a few?
yup
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pass it my way i want try to fix it
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post #7 of 10
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i just noticed it has about 3 capacitors that are leaking a little bit, is this the cause of my problem?
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post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by burrbit View Post
i just noticed it has about 3 capacitors that are leaking a little bit, is this the cause of my problem?
Yeah my bet is on the Mobo - too bad we can't hear the beeping or else it'd be easier to identify it
    
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post #9 of 10
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good news, i tried the last thing i could think of, which was reseating the cpu,


and sure enough that did the trick!
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post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by burrbit View Post
good news, i tried the last thing i could think of, which was reseating the cpu,


and sure enough that did the trick!
lol nice

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