My good ole Epox 8KHA+ based workhorse assembled so long ago that I cannot remember all the parts has died. Problems began with 2 semi sucessful starts where the CPU, PSU fans & everything else (HDD, CD) spin up but are obviously heard to be JUST getting enough juice to spin (the best word to describe it is that it stutters) AND the thing did not POST. Turned off power at the mains and switched system on again and this time it booted up, ran Windows and powered down normally. Figured it must be power supply issue so disconnected 2nd CD drive to reduce load. Attempted to power up again but NOOooooo: PSU fan does not spin up Mobo CPU cooling fan dead Mobo LED (next to the memory slots) lights up! Mobo diagnostic LEDs dead The LEDs for power and HDD on the case (connected to the mobo) light up! Done the basic checks which include: PSU - reading on all rails as expected, PSU alive and powers another test mobo, New PSU plugged into my EPOX results in the above EXACTLY. So don't think it's PSU. NO, it's not the wall plug. Mobo not earthed although I don't know why I bothered to check this. Took all components out, bit of a clean and reassembled PC but still same result. I did note that 2 capacitors on the motherboard were bulging and crusty on opening the case. EPOX 8KHA+ notorious for this despite it's greatness. I really don't know if it was recent or if it's been leaking for a while yet still running. Last gasp maybe? I can hear you say that the finger is pointing to my motherboard........... My question is: Will LEDs still light up on the mobo if it has croaked? Can it be the CPU and how can I be sure it is/isn't without finding another CPU to test the mobo with thus putting the CPU at risk? (my friends run Pentiums). CPU doesn't LOOK toasted although I'm a bit worried that attempts to power up has fried it because the CPU fan did not spin up. Heatsink was present though. Why does the PSU fan not spin up when connected to the mobo? Some power is obviously getting to the mobo but not enough for the CPU fan? Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks!