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Old 01-19-2015, 01:52 PM   #9
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Default Re: Asrock H61M-GS no power

One thing I have noticed there is that your CMOS battery is installed backwards. That - may - be part of the problem.

The first thing I would do is see which rail the short occurs on. That little test I just suggested pretty much rules out the CPU VRM area as the source of the problem. Set your DDM to resistance, and check the resistance between the rails (12V, 5V, 3.3V, -12V) and Ground. If any of them is shorted to ground then that will further narrow it down. In all likelihood, it will be a transistor somewhere.
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