Sunday, January 31, 2010

Lights on but computer would not boot

Ahh Saturday. This computer's lights came on but it would not boot. We can't test motherboards directly but we can test them by a process of elimination. First I remove all peripherals - Memory, data cables to the drives, graphics cards and any other cards. Then I attach a new power supply (PSU) to the two power connectors on the motherboard. 80% of the time I'll get the computer to boot. This case however the motherboard was dead and the customer decided she would rather buy a new computer.

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