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  1. #11
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    Aug 2003


    The power button is what I use.

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  2. #12


    i forgot to mention in my first post that pressing and/or holding the power button didnt do anything like it normally should. thats why i though that it was causing the problem, but it wasnt.

  3. #13
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    Nov 2001


    Well my guess would be a defective mobo.
    And I have never blown a pc by pulling a plug.
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  4. #14


    so what would be the best way to find out if that mobo is dead? also is it possible that its Ram or cpu related

  5. #15
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    Dec 2002
    Winnipeg, Canada


    Inspect all the hardware closely. Look for burns on the ic chips. I am working on a machine right now and discovered a burn on an ic on the hd and also on a memory module. Both caused by a power supply though. Swap some ram from a known working machine. Try the existing ram one at a time in the other machine.
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  6. #16


    alright now im like 95% sure that its the mobo, after all it is an ECS. anyways, i couldnt find anything burned or that looked like it was causing a problem. well guess its time for me to find a el-cheapo board to replace it. thanks for the help guys

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