Okay, it might sound a bit hard to believe and I don't guarantee that it will always work (depends on how bad your motherboard's conditions are), but here is what worked for me (at least till now). When I plugged in the computer the led on the motherboard would light up, but when I would press the power button, nothing would happen; therefore I tried a little modification to the power supply and it worked till now. If you are interested, please move on to the next step.

Step 1: A trip to your toolbox

So, what you need is basically quite obvious:

1) An old motherboard
2) A (preferably old) power supply
3) The rest of the parts to function with your motherboard

The tools you will need are basically these:

1) Wire cutter
2) (preferably) Soldering iron
3) Solder
4) Insulation tape or shrink tubing.

You might want a screwdriver in case you want to take out your power supply to easily work on it.

Once you have the above materials you can get started.

<p>As much as I would like to try this, I have some questions before I lose a good PSU.</p><p>Just one, I think. </p><p>1. What kind of 'dead' do you mean in this instruction? </p><p>2. Will this work if the motherboard doesn't go through POST(Power On Self Test)?</p>
By 'dead' I mean that the motherboard does not respond to input from the front panel power button (i.e., when you press it, no fans spin up, etc.). Most motherboards have an LED on the board itself that lights up even before the power button is pressed, in my case that LED was lighting up as expected.<br><br>I cannot guarantee that this will work for you, this is a hack that was successful in my case, but your motherboard may be damaged in such a way that this hack might not help.
<p>This so useful for how start a dead condition <a href="http://www.laptopmotherboard.in/motherboard" rel="nofollow">motherboard</a>. If you provide more information it will be so nice.</p>
this is so ghetto.<br />
<p>Some times, ghetto is the way to go. (That rythmed so well tho.)</p>
I don't know what is more mental; that I tried this with my lovely Corsair PSU, or that it worked a treat. Thanks so much! You saved me a good 100+ quid, have some cyber beer :)
This mode just turn the power supply on , immediatly when you put AC power in it ... Ohh and yes , this is a ghetto mod.
Correct, but it still made the motherboard start (in my case).
if it make your mobo run then your power swich was broken<br>
Nice! Now I have a way to make one of my projects work.
Have to add this to my list of last ditch hacks to try after the warranty has expired.<br />
Interesting and useful - any idea what caused this fault to occur?<br /> <br /> L<br />
Actually I don't know what might have caused the fault, but I have also another newer motherboard which also did the same thing, but I already replaced it and moved the CPU, RAM , etc. to the new board so I cannot try it on that board.<br />

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