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« on: December 30, 2004, 02:49:33 AM »

Operating System Version: Linux
Problem Hardware Make & Model: AMD K6, generic hardware, 5 years old
Error Messages: None

I plugged in the power cable after being away over Christmas break. Heard an loud pop/bang. Tried switching on and got CD ROM, Power, HD & lights. NO sounds (other than power & CPU fans). No signal to monitor.
Will not switch off unless the power switch is held in for 4 seconds.

Testing done:
Took out and tested voltage on bios battery, it is still good.
Tested output of power supply to CD ROM, HD Etc. The output voltages were as expected. I have a basic multimeter.

Explanation from other posts:
Short or blown capicitor. There was no evidence of this from a visual inspection of the top of the mother board. Have not checked underside of mother board or in power supply box (requires removal of mother board to get into).

What is the best of tracking down the source of the problem? (Other than paying someone who has fancy test gear and a good knowledge of the hot spots on a mother board)

Thanks in advance

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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2004, 01:08:36 PM »

Working around finding the problem, since you have all the classic signs of a blown motherboard or blown CPU, the only right way is to buy a new motherboard and test that at first. Even if you could pinpoint which capacitor on the mobo has smoldered through, there's no way you can replace it.

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