is my motherboard dead?


OSNN Senior Addict
20 Jan 2003
my friends computer just one day randomally died.
u hit the power button NO Beeps at all.. it dont post... no video.... the cpu an case fans spin thats all... Is that anyway to tell weather the CPU or hte MB is bad without swapping out parts cause i have no other parts to swap out.. its an xp 2200+ and a ga-7vrx MB its not grounding out i already tried running the comp out of the case... any suggestions??
I'd say your cpu is dead just because the very same thing happened to my XP 2600+, but luckily I received a brand new one (even a Barton one !) thanks to RMA ;)

I may be wrong, but that's what happened to me...
well its my friends computer

the CPU was OEM so there is no warrenty anymore :(

but a dead cpu will cause this problem
so will a dead mother board i dont want to guess which is broken
is there anyway to difinitivelly tell which component is bad
Do the fans keep spinning or do then spin for a sec then shut off?
Remove the RAM, press the power on button, if you hear bips that's most probably because your motherboard is healthy and is telling you that you removed the RAM ;)

Oem CPU ? It's 1 year warranty, no ? Mine was an oem and was replaced... Is you friend's CPU more than 1 year old ? If that's the case, I'm sorry for him :(

But test the motherboard as I said ;)
the fans keep spinning
but it was my understanding that the computer needs a cpu in order to get any system beeps
Say what? That is rude ! no one will want to help you with that attitude thats for sure
i fixed it :) it was the PSU
oh ya the um system speaker was plugged in
No offence taken, but you don't know how many people I've seen that never bother to connect the case speaker. And some newer off the shelf PC's don't have the speaker connected (Sony's)
well the first thing i chekced was the system speaker :)
shoulda said that

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