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Old 05-15-2010, 12:15 PM   #1
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I have a computer that was build for my dad machine shop to hook up cnc machines too. its not really anything special but we had it in storage and now i went to try to get the files off the computer and now it wont startup. When i press the power button nothing happens, so i disconnected the 20 pin mother board connector and jumped the green wire (power on) the a black (ground) and the power supply starts up and has power to the connectors 5+ on the red wire and 12+ on the yellow. So i thought it might be a bad power switch so i ohmed it out and the switch is good. So i was like maybe a bad connection on the power switch terminals so i took a flat blade screwdriver and touched the two terminals together like the switch would do and nothing. I have ran out of ideas, the motherborad looks like its a micro atx board and has a Award BIOS chip on it, and i think it has a intel onboard video chip. I cant find a name of the company that made the mobo anywhere.
do you know what i could try next? thanks for any help!!

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Old 05-15-2010, 01:39 PM   #2
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Just move the HDD over to another computer to get the data from it. The CMOS battery may have died.
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Old 05-15-2010, 02:20 PM   #3
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Just move the HDD over to another computer to get the data from it. The CMOS battery may have died.
ok ive already done that, if it is the CMOS battery will putting in a new fix the problem?
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ok ive already done that, if it is the CMOS battery will putting in a new fix the problem?
Yup. But it's an if situation, it could be a number of things, really.
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well just put a new battery in to test and it fired right up!! Thats all it needed.
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well just put a new battery in to test and it fired right up!! Thats all it needed.
Cool, glad to hear it

I've had that happen before to an ancient rig, so I know it can be a little unsettling at first
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