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  1. #31


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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    We need a cheap, reliable motherboard tester (pick one!).
    Something like this? https://www.google.ca/#q=pc+post+card+tester I didn't look at the prices, I don't know how cheap they are, but they are out there. It's not something you would buy unless you were a computer repair shop or a real tech enthusiast.
    those are cheap and I have 2 them here somewhere ,one plugs into a pci /isa slot ,and one into the wifi slot on older laptops ,never did work all that great ,and the books with both of mine are poorly translated to English. they work on the same principal as the 4 red light you find on some board and see on the front case of some Dell towers.my older \dell workstation has the light on front of the case and flashes red yellow as the computer boots up
    what they do or are suppose to do is tell you where the bootup stopped ,therefor what stopped it

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  2. #32


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Also, if the PC won't post at all, they aren't going to tell you anything.
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  3. #33


    If I may add. Capacitors are usually the component that fries due to a power surge. Usually won't explode and sometimes won't show signs of burning. They will swell up though. This is fairly common in older automobile boards.

    I also would give it great odds it's the MB. What a shame on a fairly new computer.
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  4. #34


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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Also, if the PC won't post at all, they aren't going to tell you anything.
    exactly!
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  5. #35


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    Windows 8.1, Windows 7 Ultimate


    I've attempted to read all of the posts on this thread because my DX4870-UR3D has just died- same symptoms and I'm looking for a solution. A local computer repair shop returned it to me (with no charge) and said that it was either the motherboard or the PSU. This thread was marked with a solution but, I didn't read it anywhere. Could someone please enlighten me? Thanks
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  6. #36


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Sometimes a thread will get marked as solved because the original person that started it gave up and moved on. The solution in this case may have been a replacement motherboard. If no solution was posted, then its likely no solution was found.
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  7. #37


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    Quote Originally Posted by DEDon View Post
    A local computer repair shop returned it to me (with no charge) and said that it was either the motherboard or the PSU.
    couldn't have been much of a repair shop if they couldn't have just plugged In a new PSU to rule out the old on as the cause
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  8. #38


    When I 1st read the problem I thought the same as Edwin, if you do this take off the side panel that reveals the component side of the PCB. Make sure you have disconnected the power cord 1st. Look for the battery Its flat and round, nearly always near CPU (About the size of a quarter) remove it for 30 seconds then replace re attach the power cord, turn on the computer it should boot into the system and start afresh. regards iknownuffin70


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