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mate has a shuttlex pc and it wont boot up.. nothing on screen no beeps from POST

I have stripped it down to the very barebone no ram, no graphics card, no hdd, no dvd drive yet I get no beeps at all .. even cleared cmos

is the motherboard knackered or could it be the processor

Its a socket 462 AMD Duron/Athlon/Athlon XP motherboard
 

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mate has a shuttlex pc and it wont boot up.. nothing on screen no beeps from POST

I have stripped it down to the very barebone no ram, no graphics card, no hdd, no dvd drive yet I get no beeps at all .. even cleared cmos

is the motherboard knackered or could it be the processor

Its a socket 462 AMD Duron/Athlon/Athlon XP motherboard

This is a common problem of Shuttle XP's. A friend of mine has had a few now ... press the power and nothing happens ... BUT wait 5 mins then it suddenly comes on. Problem was fixed by replacing some caps in the PSU.
 

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This is a common problem of Shuttle XP's. A friend of mine has had a few now ... press the power and nothing happens ... BUT wait 5 mins then it suddenly comes on. Problem was fixed by replacing some caps in the PSU.

Same here, managed to pick up a PSU off fleabay for a tenner. Seems like a common fault.
 

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I see, another shitty piece of kit if this is a common problem

if the PSU is faulty, I still get all the signs off a working machine, fans fire up, HDD spin up and DVD Drive light flashes, power light on .. just no post or beeps

even a small green light on motherboard is on, which I assume means power to motherboard.
 

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I see, another shitty piece of kit if this is a common problem

if the PSU is faulty, I still get all the signs off a working machine, fans fire up, HDD spin up and DVD Drive light flashes, power light on .. just no post or beeps

even a small green light on motherboard is on, which I assume means power to motherboard.

If the power light on the motherboard is coming on then I am guessing CPU.
 

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If the power light on the motherboard is coming on then I am guessing CPU.

I would still suspect the PSU. All that means is that the PSU is not completly dead - but could still be fault. Test with a normal ATX PSU mounted outside of the case.
 

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I would still suspect the PSU. All that means is that the PSU is not completly dead - but could still be fault. Test with a normal ATX PSU mounted outside of the case.

used another PSU that works in another PC and still get same problem, so CPU or motherboard is dead
 

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Hackmax is right that this is a common problem with these shuttle xpc's. I'm unlikely to agree it is the processor. If it isnt the PSU then it will be caps on the motherboard. I have repaired many of these through the years, various versions. They all suffer from weak capacitor components and I've never had 1 that was a processor. For sure it's always the psu or motherboard caps.
 

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sounds similiar to those shitty acer aspire mini computers that dont know if they are a laptop or computer

personally it is more down to cheap components and lack of space - overtime with more and more dust build up temps increase inside the box and components become more and more stressed

as you got a 462 cpu then look for any chips or cracks on cpu thermal surface and underneath look for any discolouration to indicate overheating - if cpu looks fine then it is most likely mobo
 

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Hackmax is right that this is a common problem with these shuttle xpc's. I'm unlikely to agree it is the processor. If it isnt the PSU then it will be caps on the motherboard. I have repaired many of these through the years, various versions. They all suffer from weak capacitor components and I've never had 1 that was a processor. For sure it's always the psu or motherboard caps.

I will try and found out tonight. I have a PSU tester, I'll see what it things.
 

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reading a forum dedicated to ther Shuttle PC's and this is a common fault where for no reason who so ever the motherboard becomes dead or a duff BIOS - can be fixed by replacing the BIOS .. out of the posts I read on that forum, I would say 5% of people suffered this problem.
 
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