dead motherboard?

By lafors
Aug 20, 2005
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  1. well, my computer won't turn on. it's been up and running for about 1 month with no problems. i have not made any hardware changes since then.

    when i press the power button nothing. i pulled apart the system, tested hardware and came to the conclusion that my mobo was toast.

    however, if i plug in my wireless USB adapter i do get lights on it, meaning it is getting power. same goes for my ipod shuffle.

    does this mean that my mobo is not toast and it could be another issue?

    if the mobo was fried would the USB still get power? i wouldn't think so.

    any help would be great.
  2. Xtra

    Xtra Newcomer, in training Posts: 46

    May be it's a bios issue. When you press the power button, your motherboard power up but if there is nothing in the bios, what action will it take? May be its a bios issue?
  3. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,846

    Just because you get power to a mobo, doesnt mean it isnt broken...If the parts all check out, id couldnt be anything other then the mobo IMO
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