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Old July 13, 2012, 07:39 AM
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Given the vintage, check for bulging capacitors.
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Old July 13, 2012, 08:40 AM
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awesome thanks for the reply guys.

I left the computer at my other work location so I won't be able to get to it till Monday at the latest.

I should have a PC speaker somewhere at home so I should be able to test for post beeps.

The PSU looks like the newest component of the bunch, and looks like it has been replaced at one point. This is by far one of the dustiest computers I have seen in a while.

Will keep you guys up to date.
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Old July 14, 2012, 07:46 AM
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this post is useless for the missing info of MB brand and model

sounds to me that cmos is corrupted or internal batt failed
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Old July 14, 2012, 07:52 AM
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this post is useless for the missing info of MB brand and model

sounds to me that cmos is corrupted or internal batt failed
It's there, a few posts down.
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Old July 14, 2012, 07:54 AM
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PSU rails or all around defective motherboard are the likely culprits, with the later being the most common, especially given you've tried the memory.
The PC speaker is your best bet. If you pull the ram, the PC boots and gives you ANY beep code, you can be fairly certain the Mobo is alright.

You can't differentiate between a failed mobo and something as specific as fail battery, or cmos corruption.A defective part of the motherboard means a defective motherboard. And even so, some CMOS corruptions will still allow the board to board, and inform you the CMOS is corrupted. I wouldn't waste my time trying to figure out specifics.

CPU fail rates are measured in the fraction of percents so don't bother trying to diagnose that. Always act on the assumption it is working.

If it is another discrete components like GPU, the PC post beep will make that obvious by letting you know the mobo is good. You move out from there.
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Old July 14, 2012, 08:22 AM
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