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Old 12-01-2004, 10:59 AM   #1
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Bad storm rolled through, electricity sparked, computer never turned back on. Checked power supply and tried different one, didn't work. Tried removing some hardware, i.e. hard drives, floppy drives; didn't work. Finally tried checking processor to see if burned up, processor chip was fine, but I have a chip right next to it, that has a heatsink with no fan on top and when I removed the heatsink there was a black ring where the heatsing sat. Does anyone have any idea what chip this is. I don't wan't to have to replace the whole motherboard if I can just replace this chip. It is a chip that looks just like the processor, just a little smaller in area.

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Old 12-01-2004, 11:13 AM   #2
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It sounds like an IC intergrated chip what's your motherboard look in your motherboard handbook it should be in there
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Old 12-01-2004, 11:32 AM   #3
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I had a similiar problem to this a few months ago and tried everything as you are. I found it to be the On/Off switch on the front of the tower. I replaced it and the computer has been working good since then, goodluck
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Yeah, i thought it might be that as well so I replaced the switch, didn't work. Thanks though..
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Old 12-01-2004, 12:19 PM   #5
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Then it probably is your PSU.
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He said he replaced the PSU
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Old 12-01-2004, 01:24 PM   #7
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Oh sorry must not have been paying attention
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Old 12-01-2004, 03:28 PM   #8
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Yeah, I thought it might possibly be a built in graphics processor, but not sure exactly
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Isn't it the north bridge chip, that has a heatsink!!!! sounds like u fried it, i beleive u need a whole new mobo!!
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Old 12-01-2004, 05:19 PM   #10
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Yeah his probably right check your motherboard manual
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