Motherboard Question

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by thhissux@aol.com, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. Guest

    When a motherboard becomes deffective by static discharge is it
    completely dead. By that I mean can you even turn it on and access bios
    (I can). Could such a problem exist where power shutoff is triggered,
    while bios is accesible as above.

    The problem I have is I can turn on my power for about a minute, and
    then it turns off. As I have just put the computer together the most I
    can do is get into bios. When the time is up I have to turn the power
    supply off in the back for a few seconds before I hear a sound and only
    then can I turn it on in the front. If I do this right after the power
    shutdown the time power is on is lessened. Only when waiting for a
    small time can the origional minute of power be restored. Could this be
    a power supply problem?

    When I boot the video card, processor, and memory is acknowleged.
    However, even though having hooked up IDE connections, on master hard
    drive, the other slave cd-rom, it registers none or zero hook-ups.
    Could this mean a motherboard failure or is this just due to only one
    minute of power for configureation. While power is on all devices
    operate, if that helps.
    , Nov 19, 2005
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  2. Fakename Guest

    Is your processor overheating? That can cause reboots.

    IDE troubles shouldn't cause reboots, they should generate some sort of
    error.


    wrote:
    > When a motherboard becomes deffective by static discharge is it
    > completely dead. By that I mean can you even turn it on and access bios
    > (I can). Could such a problem exist where power shutoff is triggered,
    > while bios is accesible as above.
    >
    > The problem I have is I can turn on my power for about a minute, and
    > then it turns off. As I have just put the computer together the most I
    > can do is get into bios. When the time is up I have to turn the power
    > supply off in the back for a few seconds before I hear a sound and only
    > then can I turn it on in the front. If I do this right after the power
    > shutdown the time power is on is lessened. Only when waiting for a
    > small time can the origional minute of power be restored. Could this be
    > a power supply problem?
    >
    > When I boot the video card, processor, and memory is acknowleged.
    > However, even though having hooked up IDE connections, on master hard
    > drive, the other slave cd-rom, it registers none or zero hook-ups.
    > Could this mean a motherboard failure or is this just due to only one
    > minute of power for configureation. While power is on all devices
    > operate, if that helps.
    >
    Fakename, Nov 20, 2005
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  3. Brian Guest

    Try replacing your power supply. It sounds like a power issue not m/b or
    devices
    Brian, Nov 22, 2005
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