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Motherboard wont turn on

Q: Motherboard wont turn on

Hi, I have a MSI g31m3 v2 s-7529 motherboard and wont turn on.
I change the power supply
I put on some themical paste in the cpu
I put away all hard drivers
but didnt work, only the fan turn on then its turn off
I think the motherboard dosent work.

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A: Motherboard wont turn on

Please provide list of make and model for everything you have for this setup (CPU, RAM, GPU, Hard Drives, Optical Drives, Power Supply, Aftermarket coolers, etc.). We need to make sure that you have all compatible parts.
Also, have you tried to disconnect all things except the power supply connection to the motherboard, CPU & RAM and see if the motherboard starts?
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i have a slight motherboard problem dont know how to fix it ......

when i shutdown my computer through turns off but my motherboard is still on. i mean the processor fan is still spinning and all the lights are on but my windows is turned off ... and my moniter is blinking ... so i have to take out the power switch to fully turn the dam thing of.. than when i want to restart i just have to press the power button....

Why wont my motherboard turn of when i want to shutdown my computer instead of taking the powercord of pressing the off button on the PSU

512 MB DDR
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Thanks in Advance

A:motherboard wont turn off

Probably you have some trouble with the power management settings in XP, but I don't know anything else about it, sorry.
However, there should be an emergency shutdown implemented in your front power switch. Try keeping it pressed until the machine powers down.
Switching it off the way you do is not exactly a healthy option...but I understand your situation, of course.
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A:Computer wont turn on after installing new motherboard

Try everything all over again a couple if times.

I know it's annoying but maybe by the third or fourth try you might do something differently which would fix the problem.

This is obviously however some sort of Power Supply + motherboard problem. Try using a different power supply.
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I had a similar problem when I had an Antec PSU die on me. After I replaced it, my Biostar mobo's BIOS would no longer retain settings, and both my Pioneer DVD burners were completely dead. Not recognized in the BIOS, they would not acknowledge any discs inserted, nothing worked. I also started getting BSODs pointing to a corrupt BIOS. Replacing the burners didn't help. Putting the Pioneer burners in a new machine didn't work.

It turned out that the dying Antec PSU had wrecked the Biostar's BIOS chip and both Pioneer DVD burners. Replacing the BIOS chip was more expensive than buying a new motherboard, and reflashing the chip wasn't possible because the flash utility told me I already had the latest BIOS version. I ended up trashing the board and buying an ASRock board and Samsung burners.

If you get a new motherboard (or try another known-good working PC), and you connect your present SATA devices and they don't work, then the dying Seasonic may have burnt them out, too.
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Computer won't start troubleshooting suggestions

Try each one in this general order until problem is fixed:
1) check all your connections including your memory, power connectors, cards, fans and ensure the 4-pin connector for your CPU is installed if your system requires it. If you have removed your memory, make sure it is the correct slot(s). Not all slots work. I don't know if this will prevent the computer from trying to boot. At any rate, every motherboard manual details exactly how RAM should be installed for that particular board. If problem persists:
2) test the power connection with a lamp
3) make sure your on/off switch (if you have one) on your power supply is ON
4) remove the cables from ALL drives and restart
5) also remove unnecessary cards and non-cpu fans
6) Borrow a power supply (sufficient power and appropriate 20 or 24-pin connection)

I've seen this happen when a connector is improperly placed. The motherboard and/or power supply can detect an inappropriate power surge and not even start.
Some people have accidentally joined power connectors to each other, usually when hooking up system fans.

Your system can turn on and start booting to the BIOS with only the motherboard, a power supply and I assume some RAM (though I'm not positive the RAM is requied). It does not even need the monitor, although you obviously won't see what is happening but you will hear the power supply start. In general, with such a fault if the problem is not immediately obvious you should start with only the absolute bare essentials and, if your system starts add your components a few at a time.

Also, it is best to clean the exposed computer parts with compressed air.

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A:PC wont turn on.

If there is a switch on the back of the PC turn it off and then plug the main cable into the wall socket....then turn the switch on the back of the PC making sure all the cables are plugged in all the way....

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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

What do you mean by "won`t turn on"?

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Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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This was an 'ungood' occurrence!

This may have been sufficient to turn your chip into a "CPU UNRECOGNIZABLE"

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Typically this type of problem comes down to a hardware component and most often - power supply or motherboard.

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A:Pc wont turn on

that does indeed sound like a power supply problem. either swap out the power supply for another one you might have lying around if it's more powerful. or buy a new one and hook it up and see if that resolves it. judging by the fact it just shuts down and doesn't restart, i'd say that's purely power related UNLESS the motherboard itself has had it.

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I moved you to hardware, this isn't a networking issue.
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Hi, please unplug it from the main switch, take off the adapter disconnect and reconnect the adapter  again. If the problem still persist, dont worry just send me a personal mail to [email protected] Thank You.
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Hello robbww77,

Can you give us more details on your computer ? Make & Model ? Desktop or Laptop ? Brand of power supply?

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A:CPU wont turn on

Hi and welcome to TS

I had that problem before, my solution was to remove the memory modules, and clean the slots on the motherboard using compressed air (they were full of dust), so you could try that.

Hope it works =)
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A:Computer doesn't even turn on BIOS! Afraid motherboard is dead!

Quote: Originally Posted by suuunly

Hi, my mothers laptop (HP-2133 *Large Battery*) just stopped working.
There have happened a couple of things, so I'll tell it one by one:

- My mother turned on (From hibernation) her laptop one day, and the screen was green.
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If you are at all unsure, or if it is under warranty dont do it.
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