pc restarting trouble

By bionicman ยท 5 replies
May 14, 2006
  1. im having the same problem as this guy https://www.techspot.com/vb/topic37322.html

    displays all the error msgs 2.... ;(

    what shall i do?

    also if i touch any components inside the pc is it safe to do that? as i heard you have to make sure you dont touch them else they will be unusable
  2. chris33

    chris33 TS Member

    If your having the same problem as that guy, then proceed to trying one stick of Ram at a time. If you read on in that post, that is how he fixed his issue; one of his ram modules were no good.

    It is safe to touch the parts inside as long as you have the power on the PSU turned off. Just be careful, and don't touch capasitors ;)
  3. bionicman

    bionicman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i tried putting in one ram at a time but i overheated my motherboard looks like... there was a burning smell inside my computer and then it did not even boot up some dude came to have a look at my computer and he said that its a motherboard issue aswell... i am starting to believe him as it is the only possible logical conclusion i can come up with... looks like i will have to buy a new system...

  4. nork

    nork TS Maniac Posts: 306

    When you tried using just one stick of ram, did you possibly do anything else?
    I didnt read the other post you are pointing to, but i wonder if your power supply is bad. Often they will still turn on but have bad lines (rails) in them.
    Can you borrow a power supply from someone and try that out?
    Another thing you could do is to open your power supply. Dont touch anything as you can get a bad shock, even with the power off and unplugged. But just opening the power supply and looking for burnt wires or anything else burnt wont hurt you at all. I use rubber gloves and a plastic stick to look around in power supplies. If you are careful and dont touch anything inside you wont get hurt.

    If you smelled burning have a good look at your mobo. Shine a flashlight on it and have a good look for brown marks. Unfortunately it could be on the other side of the mobo and you would have to take it out of the case to check that out.
  5. bionicman

    bionicman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    nah the power supply is not working because the guy who repaired the computer told me motherboard is bad
  6. nork

    nork TS Maniac Posts: 306

    Is that "guy" a computer repair technician or a friend or just someone you know?
    AT this point you need to find what burned and replace it.
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