IM TERRIFIED! Please help me, my computer does not work.

By geno2k3
Jan 10, 2006
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  1. My new mobo caused alot of problems for me, read in http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic41321.html, the solution (or so i thought) was to upgrade from my 250w psu to a better PSU. Today i bought a 500w psu and thought that would have fixed the problem, but no. The moment of truth finaly came, i just installed the video card, hard drive, ect ect, and plugged in the power cord. When i put in the power cord, to my surprise nothing happend, and when i tried to press the power button, no effect, no fans moving at all, no noise, just seems like a dead cpu. PLEASE HELP ME, im afraid i wasted alot of money and im scared this computer will never boot up.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    I`m sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings, but it looks like you`ve either got a bad mobo, or a bad cpu.

    I think this was mentioned earlier, in your previous post.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. geno2k3

    geno2k3 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 111

    SAY IT AINT SO MAN!
    the powersupply isnt working on both mobos, a vg33 intel mobo, and a emachines t2200's original mobo. PLEASE HELP ME FIND A SOLUTION.

    Please, i beg you, thanks.
  4. geno2k3

    geno2k3 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 111

    *UPDATE*

    When i plug in the power cord, there is a case light, which means, power is flowing through from the poersupply > mobo > case. What does it exactly mean? my mobo isnt totaly dead!? IS THIS A SIGN? "Lights on but noones home?" , is this my "Light at the end of the Tunnel" Please, help me.
  5. spartanslayer

    spartanslayer Newcomer, in training Posts: 464

    Take it to a computer store and see what they think. Compusa or Frys will fix it for a fee. Or try a different mobo or cpu. Good Luck. Wish I could help. I about to build my first and I'm scared something will go wrong. Best of Luck.
  6. geno2k3

    geno2k3 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 111

    ooo i never knew frys offered free computer repair, tell me more. (BTW i went to the fry's in san diego and bought my 500w psu there.

    I went to the frys website and no help or luck. Please tell me more about free computer repair.
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    spartanslayer said, and I quote. "Compusa or Frys will fix it for a fee."

    Not free.

    Regards Howard :)
  8. geno2k3

    geno2k3 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 111

    LOL howard, i just love the news you bring me. :dead:
  9. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    Yeah that`s me the bringer of doooom lol.

    Seriously, I wish you could get it fixed for free.

    Regards Howard :)
  10. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,846

    i know my local pc shop will run you CPU in there cpu tester for a very small charge, (a couple dollars)

    could be a way to determine whats wrong.
  11. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,067   +13

    Be not afraid. get a DC voltmeter. check your leads from your PSU. what does it read?
  12. geno2k3

    geno2k3 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 111

    actualy the psu is working fine, i accidently didnt plug in the case connector plugs for my emachiens t2200 correctly. I found the mobo and its manual online and fixed it. Unfortunately the other intel mobo is still not working, my conclusion is i shorted it. Thanks for everyone who helped. This thread is closed!
  13. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    Glad your problem is now fixed.

    Thanks for letting us know.

    Regards Howard :)
     
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