First post, by gex85
the other day I received this motherboard: MSI MS-5169 Ver. 2.1, Super Socket 7 ATX, ALi Aladdin V chipset. It came with an AMD K6-2 300 MHz (300AFR) and refused to start (powers on, but no beeps, no POST, nothing). Jumper positions are all correct.
Upon closer visual inspection I found this MOSFET next to the ATX power connector:
To me this looks like it got too hot, cracked and even melted the solder so that it slid down on the PCB until it was stopped by the EC3 cap.
Just wanted to make sure you guys agree with me in that regard. Do you think it's worth trying to replace the MOSFET? Or is it likely that other components got damaged beyond repair when the MOSFET died?
Here's the datasheet:
1992 - i486DX2-66 // 1997 - P1-233 MMX // 1998 - P2-350 // 2000 - P3-650 // 2001 - Athlon 1400 // 2003 - Athlon XP 3200+ // 2008 - Xeon E5450 // 2015 - Xeon E3-1240v5