Gigabyte GA-6VXE7+ replacement mobo

  scotbruce 10:56 15 Aug 2004
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Had some initial problems in sorting out the front panel connectors, even with access to the manual.

Got it sorted and PC is up and running again, but the on-off switch is acting as a reset button and the PC is re-booting when shut down.

The mobo replacement came about as a result of a diagnosed blown chip on the old mobo, suspected as a result of a power surge. I’ve lost the graphics card, one HDD, the PSU, a DVD-ROM drive and, I presume, the CPU. Will the HDD and DVD-ROM drives both definitely be fried – I can’t access the first or get the 2nd to read any discs. Just before I throw them away.

Any thoughts, guys?

Thanx in advance.

  BIG ben strikes 10 13:25 15 Aug 2004

i shouldn't think a "blown chip" would harm internal drives.have you a another computer or a freind that can trust you testing the drives on his computer?maybe?

  scotbruce 17:27 16 Aug 2004

I've already tried them on another machine. Can't access the HDD at all and same problem (maybe just coincidental timing?) with the DVD-ROM drive not reading anything.
Anyone got any other thoughts?

  scotbruce 12:49 30 Aug 2004

Total damage, presumed from power surge - blown mobo, presumably CPU (not tested), videocard and apparently one of two HDDs. At least only 1 HDD blew and the RAM is OK!

  scotbruce 12:50 30 Aug 2004

Total damage, presumed from power surge - blown mobo, presumably CPU (not tested), videocard, DVD drive and one of two HDDs. At least only 1 HDD blew and the RAM is OK!

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