Need Help: Is MOBO dead?

By oubrett
May 10, 2010
  1. I have an Intel quad-core based system with an Asus P5Q3 mobo and 6 gigs of ram
    The system has performed flawlessly for 10 months then yesterday it shutdown randomly. I tried twice to restart -- fans and lights would come on for less than a second and shutdown. Cables all seem properly attached. MOBO has green light so I know power is flowing. Since system won't post, am I right to think the mobo is dead? Any help is appreciated!
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    First thing to check would be the PSU. Which one do you have? Try replacing it with a spare one if possible or borrow a known working PSU from someone.
  3. oubrett

    oubrett TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Power supply

    I have a corsair 750w psu
  4. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    That is an excellent PSU. Should be more than sufficient for all your needs. However, to eliminate the possibility of a damaged PSU see if you could borrow a different one or test your's on another system.

    But it seems like a dead mobo.
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