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Old 12-14-2019, 05:38 PM   #1
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Default P8H61 Plus died - any suggestions?

Hello, I just got this motherboard used.
It worked fine for the first few boots, got to BIOS etc. However, first time first time I tried to boot it to OS - Linux live CD in this case - I got to the desktop, but the mouse or keyboard was not functioning.
The system was not frozen though, the clock did run. But pressing any button on the keyboard only made the num lock light flash, and nothing else.
So, I figure it's a compatibility issue or something, and I shut the system down with the power button.
And that's it. The motherboard is now completely dead.
Fans spin, but that's it, there's no post, not even any beeps. Even if I take the RAM out completely, still no beeps.
CPU warms up slightly, but not like it's hot to touch. I have tested all the other parts and they still work.
Any ideas what happened? Was the num lock flashing a symptom of something?
I don't really have any experience repairing motherboards, other than replacing caps, so I would appreciate any tips to help me get started repairing this motherboard.
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Old 12-15-2019, 12:38 AM   #2
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Default Re: P8H61 Plus died - any suggestions?

Hi.
Try to reflash bios chip first.
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Old 12-16-2019, 04:01 AM   #3
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Hi.
Try to reflash bios chip first.
Alright, I have ordered a USB programmer. Anything I should check while waiting for that to arrive?
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Old 12-16-2019, 10:57 AM   #4
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Check about short circuit before 12v and gnd in cpu power plug.
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