How can I get my motherboard to stop heating up?

Question

Hi,

I got an Intel Pentium 233 mmx computer with Intel chipset motherboard. It was working fine but from some days it got a very weird problem. The power connecter on the mother board is heating. When I disconnected the power cable from the mother board it becomes black on right side that is on +5v connector side but all the other connectors are good. I thought it is a power supply problem and I changed the power supply but it did not helped. After changing the power supply still it is having the same problem. I don't know what to do please help.

Thank you,

Irfan

Answer

This question was answered on June 7, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Make sure the power connector is connected correctly and fitted firmly in the mother board socket, some mother boards require two connectors from the power supply, refer to mother board manual Check CPU fan, remove chip and clear dust, make sure it is mounted properly Also keep in mind that you may have a damaged motherboard so I would be very cautious about running this computer unattended This is a potential fire hazard and you may want to consider either having a repair shop look at it or maybe buying a new motherboard.

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Posted by Raymond of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on June 7, 2004