mobo or systemfan problem?

By XmaZe
Oct 28, 2005
  1. I've had this computer for a year maybe, and recently it just died on me. I use to leave my computer on at pretty much all times and havent had any problems with it so far. But a few days ago when i was going to use it, it was dead, the monitor was in sleep mode, i could hear the fans and the leds where on. so i tried to reboot but nothing happend. The monitor is just in sleep mode, i can hear the fans and see the leds but nothing else, it wont POST and i dont get any beeps.

    I have tried running it with only mobo, cpu and ram, reseated the parts, clearing cmos, but no change... But i noticed just recently that the systemfan on the mobo does not spin, so might it be just a fan problem or is it the mobo?

    If it is just the fan is it possible to just replace it?

    My specs are:

    Antec case with 350w PSU
    Abit KV7 mobo
    AMD athlon xp 1700+
    2x256mb DDR 266MHZ ram
    a geforce 2 MX 64mb graphic card
    Nec DVD
    Nec DVD-RW
    1 IDE 40gb hdd
    1 sata maxtor 200gb hdd

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    where is the system fan you speak of mounted? on the cpu, northbridge, or elsewhere? if a fan mounted on or affixed to the motherboard fails, replace it immediately.
  3. XmaZe

    XmaZe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    its on the northbridge.
    Any tips on where i can find a new one, and what to look for?
  4. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    there are no specified demensions for northbridge coolers, so you'll have to think of something on your own. usually a local electronics shop will have a fan that will fit. check the voltages and wattage draw before you buy.
  5. XmaZe

    XmaZe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok thx for the help!
    i will check around and see what i can find.
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...