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Solved: constant restarts after power bump, now dead

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by kadnpgf, Aug 3, 2007.

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  1. kadnpgf

    kadnpgf Thread Starter

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    a couple weeks ago i had a power bump and the computer was stuck in a constant restart. i thought it was the front cover on the case (AXT case about 5 years old). i got it to start after removing cover and all was well. a couple days ago it started again. now it wont even power up. it is in the shop and even has the tech confused. it started by re-booting anywhere it wanted to. it would go to windows sometimes, but most times it wouldn't get that far. before taking it to the shop only the HD light would blink. the cpu fan and the power supply fan would come on. now nothing. from memory this is what i had:

    Win XP Pro
    Biostar P4M80-M4 Socket 478
    2.63 Ghz (can't remember brand)
    WD 80 g hard drive
    2 - 512MB DDR RAM PC3200 184-Pin DIMM
    ATi Radeon 9550 128MB DDR 8x AGP
    Mitsumi 1.44MB 3.5" Floppy Disk Drive
    2 - CD Roms (can't remember brand)

    everything except the case is less than one-year-old. HD checks out fine in another computer. tried removing video card and memory one at a time, but that didn't help. there are no swollen or leaking pots (?) on the motherboard. changed out all ribbon cables and switch harnesses. the computer ran great and was very fast. had no problems at all. only thing really running is AVG Security Suite. the computer does not go online except to one site and is unplugged from DSL after that. it is a game computer only. maybe i'm just getting old because it's driving me crazy. finally a computer i can't fix! any suggestions? i have always found answers here for any problem i have had in the past. hopefully, i will again.
     
  2. gascan

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    take the memory out,take unplug the HD cable, put them back again,turn on the computer, if not working, get a NEW POWER SUPPLY!!
     
  3. kadnpgf

    kadnpgf Thread Starter

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    that's the only thing i forgot to put on the list. new power supply, checks out fine also.
     
  4. kadnpgf

    kadnpgf Thread Starter

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    problem was motherboard. replaced by distributor.
     
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