My wife's rig won't power on. No fans, no lights, nothing. I attached her rig's psu to my rig's mobo and hit the switch and got power, so the PSU works. I plugged that PSU back into her rig's mobo and tried shorting the Power Switch pins and got nothing. So I'm figuring the mobo is dead because it looks like the PSU and switch are not the issue. Is there something else I am leaving out? Another troubleshooting step?
Thanks in advance.
BTW... AMD rig with Asrock mobo. Running Vista Home Premium.
Well, after working fine for six weeks, my wife got a BSOD in the middle of last week. she rebooted and everything was fine. I shut down her PC (properly) before we left for a long weekend. We returned today and her computer won't turn on. Same symptoms as before. No lights, no fans, nothing.
I have not run the same PSU tests yet. I drove 9-hours today and will get to troubleshooting the PC tomorrow.
I just find it almost unbelieveable that I would have a second mobo failure in a month and a half after years of solid running. Could the PSU be frying the motherboards? I don't even know if that is possible.
If anyone can provide any thoughts or insight, I would be grateful. My "scorched earth" solution is to buy a new case, mobo, and PSU justto cover all the bases. But I would prefer to go with a less expensive solution.
Any thoughts, folks?
p.s. I had to reinstall Vista when I installed the new mobo in the PC. The original board was no longer available. I hesitate to buy the same Asrock board I have now because of two Asrock failures. But I doubt I'd have to reinstall again because I can replace the current board with the same model.
^^ i'd also RMA the board, i'd be tempted to get something with an AMD chipset on instead.
(even if they will only send you same model back, you could sell new unboxed on ebay).
i'm only basing that on my short run of trying nVidia AMD boards and getting 1 faulty and one DOA in a row.