Is My Motherboard dead?

By javina
Nov 30, 2006
  1. I need some serious help...
    The other day i was sitting by my computer and it was on, then all of the sudden..... Dead. It just turned off. my apartment complex seems to have power issues and i am dumb and do not have a surge protector. at first i figured it was my power supply and i took it to best buy to get it checked and they told me it was dead. so i bought a new thermaltake 500 watt power supply and put it in....nothing.
    Did i not connect it right? there are no lights, even on the mobo. i made sure all of the connections were tight. i also took out my ram, video card, sound card, disconected my ide cables to the cd drives, disconnected my hard drive and nothing. also, i tried to jump the power switch to the motherboard but not sure if i did it right.
    gigabyte K89S ultra-939
    geforce 6600gt
    amd 64
    160 somethin gigs ram

    also my nvidia graphics drivers kept crashing for months before this happened and i would have to reinstall them alot, dont kknow if this will help
    i dont really have money to get it looked at so any help would be greatly appreciated thanks!
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    I`m afraid it does sound like your mobo is fried. It`s not uncommon for a psu to fail and take the mobo with it.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. javina

    javina TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well that is some bad news.....(*sob)
    does anyone know where to get a good mobo for cheap?
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