Posted on 2003-02-21
I was reinstalling Windows XP Home the other night when my PC just switched off. It may have been something to do with Asus' CPU Overheating Protection, I'm not sure. The problem is, it refuses to switch back on again. It's an ATX case and MoBo, and the power light ON the motherboard lights up when the switch at the back of the case is switched on. However, when I press the power switch at the front, the computer won't boot and doesn't respond. Nothing happens either when I short the power switch pins with a screwdriver (I had done this before when first installing the motherboard, so I know that works).
Has my motherboard fried or is there anything I can do to save it? It's only about 6 months old.