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Hi i have my sisters pc here that im trying to fix, it wont power up or anything, i tried changing the psu and still nothing, what else could it be, you can hear the normal static noise when you put t… Read More
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
Hi i have my sisters pc here that im trying to fix, it wont power up or anything, i tried changing the psu and still nothing, what else could it be, you can hear the normal static noise when you put the cable into the back of the psu so im sure thats fine.
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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#1
whatsThePoint
dead motherboard


Yer I share this thought as well.

However,

Take out the ram, the processor, and all cards and drives. Then put the processor and ram back in, boot it up, see if its working. Then reconnect all the other bits. Could be a build up of static on the ram. I have seen it before.

What about the good old ATX reset? - Unplug the power, press and hold the power button for 10 seconds, then reconnect and turn on.
#2
There's an led on the motherboard that comes on when you plug the power in. If it doesn't come on the motherboard is dead.
#3
Cheers also if I put a new mobo in it can I still keep the data on the old hard drive as my sister wants to save the data thanks
#4
anyone?
#5
strobez1977
anyone?


Yes, even if you don't fit a new MB you could take the hard drive out and put it in an enclosure (if needs be) and transfer the data to another pc / laptop.
banned#6
strobez1977;6904158
anyone?

see post 5
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strobez1977;6903916
Cheers also if I put a new mobo in it can I still keep the data on the old hard drive as my sister wants to save the data thanks

just take the drive out now and plug it in to your pc and save all the drive to yours :thumbsup:
#8
greg_68
Yes, even if you don't fit a new MB you could take the hard drive out and put it in an enclosure (if needs be) and transfer the data to another pc / laptop.


could i transfer data to my netbook?
banned#9
strobez1977;6904308
could i transfer data to my netbook?

depends on HDD sizes and what you want to transfer

you'd need an enclosure with USB
#10
csiman
depends on HDD sizes and what you want to transfer

you'd need an enclosure with USB


could i plug i in to my normal desktop pc and save data that way or would that mess up my pc ?
#11
strobez1977
could i plug i in to my normal desktop pc and save data that way or would that mess up my pc ?


you could fit it as a slave drive inside your own pc, I would buy an enclosure off ebay (about £5 with lead) for the drive and use the USB on any pc to transfer.
#13
After replacing the motherboard I would just try booting with the drive still inside. If the old and new chipsets are the same it should be fine. Worth a try anyway.
#14



I'm no expert but aren't pc drives 3.5 and laptops 2.5?

p.s can recommend seller 'safekom' on ebay, just bought one from him, delivered quickly as described £5 delivered with usb lead..
#15
greg_68
I'm no expert but aren't pc drives 3.5 and laptops 2.5?

p.s can recommend seller 'safekom' on ebay, just bought one from him, delivered quickly as described £5 delivered with usb lead..


just checked that user and am not sure what onei should be looking for as they dont seem to inc usb lead
#16
They all include leads as far as I can see, do you have the model number of the drive?

I am assuming it is a 3.5 IDE but without knowing for sure i don't want to say which enclosure you should get.

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