Motherboard Problem

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  1. Zohair

    Zohair Formerly zohBOT

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    Heya everyone! Hope all is going well with ya all.

    I've got a problem with my motherboard, it's a Foxconn Digitalife P45AP-S (discontinued). It used to work fine until one day when I cleaned my Processor heatsink and fan, it plugged everything back again and it started having this problem. I bought a new motherboard after this and forgot about this one. Now the new motherboard that I got is fried so I plugged this back in and it still has that problem, I've already changed the Casing and bought a new Power Supply. It turns on and within a matter of few seconds switches off. Sometimes it posts but other times it doesn't. I know the Processor and all the other components in the PC are fine since they were working before the new Motherboard fried. So far I've tried the following:

    1. Pulled the battery, and tried a new battery as well.
    2. Resetted the jumper.
    3. Tried with 2 different powersupplies.

    Now from what I've searched on the internet, it seems that it could be my processor fan not seated properly which is something I am yet to rectify. I haven't tried another stock fan/heatsink since I don't have a spare one. But I tried seating it and pressing against the processor but that didn't help. My processor fan's legs are broken and they don't seat very well on the board but I seat 2 of them somehow.

    Any help in this regard would be highly appreciated.
     
  2. Jester

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    I'm putting my money on a fried processor. A lot of the times, when the motherboard fries, the CPU goes with it, or is not far behind it.

    Drop a seperate CPU in and see what happens. But I'm willing to bet it's the CPU.
     
  3. iiTzHoLiC

    iiTzHoLiC New Member

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    Check the boards capacitors. Are any bulging/bent? If that checks out fine I will also say it's probably a bad CPU.
     

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