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can anyone tell me how determine if a mb is dead? it's a biostar scoket 370. it't no power to the dvd,cdrw and hdd drives but the front panel and the power supply and fan run. no os and no cpu fan connected the cpu is a p3. when i turn the pc on the fan run and front panel lights.

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2 and a half notes.

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1. If the CMOS/BIOS battery is too low, such boards can appear dead. Use your voltmeter.

2. To test if it's dead, you swap it out. No field tests are supplied for this unit.

You may want to pick a forum with more traffic.


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Dead MB ?

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Try the obvious - BIOS battery, power supply voltages, make sure there are no loose cables, etc.

One instance I had of a full failure of a computer turned out to be a bad video card that completely blocked boot up.

If you've tried everything else, remove all peripheral cards and leave only the video card and try to reboot. If it boots, you can add back the cards one by one. You may need to reinstall the software drivers that came with the periphials.

Good luck.

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