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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-11-2012, 12:46 PM - Thread Starter
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Hello. My HTPC died yesterday, so I figured to look for help, since this is first time I faced something like that.

Basically while I was playing Blacklight Retribution, my PC suddenly turned off. I tried to turn it on/check connections, but I got nothing. When I turn it on the fans just turn on for a second, then the whole thing goes dead again. I figured that it might be a short circuit somewhere. I checked the whole thing, and found nothing. I isolated the motherboard with only CPU and 1 plank of RAM intact and got nothing again. I replaced my PSU with a 650W one just in case (had faulty PSU problem before). I cleaned my mobo from dust, and apparently it still doesnt work. I dont think its CPU because fans would still be running even without CPU.

The components are:

500W Kingwin Striker
Asus P5K-Deluxe
4 Gigs of RAM
BFG GeForce 8800 GTS OC
Intel Q6600 (overclocked to 3 GHz)

My questions are:

How can be 100% sure that its my mobo? I really wish it wasnt because there are no similar mobos on the market anymore.

What else I can do myself to avoid buying a new one?

Can I do the oven trick?

EDIT: I tried running the motherboard without CPU. The fans were working fine. Hope it means anything to you.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-11-2012, 04:39 PM
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Reset the BIOS, then disconnect the PSU and remove the battery... leave for 24 hours and replace the battery.

If that does nothing useful, then I guess it's dead... always power down fully when "messing" with a problematical system.

All IMHO.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-11-2012, 05:54 PM
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I was going to say power supply, until I kept reading.

Are you 100% certain the second power supply you used is working? If you are, then it sounds like the board is dead. Even with a failed CPU you should still see/hear a POST.
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