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Solved Pc won't boot up after 2 pins being shortened

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Alpha9, Sep 20, 2019.

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  1. Alpha9

    Alpha9 Thread Starter

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    Dear helpers of the forum,

    I recently had an issue where my computer alway prompted F1 request to continue boot. I found a possible solution that stated that I should shorten to pins on the usb 3.0 Header. They were the 1st pin (VBus), it is a 5 volt power supply for the usb 3.0. the other pin was a (SSRX1-). It is a data processing pin. I shortened them with a "jumper" to make the motherboard think that the front USBs are connected. I just wanted to skip the F1 screen so that I didn't have to tap it on every single boot. I run on a Windows 10 and everything has been working properly. I think I've fried something on the motherboard i suppose. If someone can help me allocated what those two pins do when they get shorted, that would help a lot. I don't know what part specifically isn't working. What a stupidity I did there, surely the USB 3.0 Header wasn't the same as the soloution I was looking at. Whatever size of help is extremely appreciated, as I am really unable to do anything. My computer is out of warranty.

    Thank you for your understanding!

    P.S: The computer is a HP ProDesk 600 G1 SFF Business PC.

    Serial number is: "CZC40860C4 (Hawlett-Packard)"
     
  2. managed

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    To fix it you would need at least a new motherboard and other parts could also need replacing.

    Sadly I think you're best bet would be to buy another computer.
     
  3. Alpha9

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    I was having that thought in my mind as well. Just wanted to do all i could to possible resolve the issue.

    Thank you.
     
  4. managed

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    Not much you can do unfortunately. You could look for an identical motherboard on Ebay but as I said other parts could be damaged.

    Check on Amazon (and Newegg if you're in the US) for reconditioned PCs, they often have good deals.
     
  5. Alpha9

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    I will find a exact copy of the motherboard. Thank you again.
     
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    You're welcome.

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