Laptop GPU apparently blew up, motherboard doesn't even turn on its power LED. [But..]

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Published on 2011-01-03T23:42:27Z Indexed on 2011/01/03 23:55 UTC
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If I take out the GPU, the motherboard LED turns on but then [if it attempts to power up and boot] it turns off after 2 seconds [fans turn on normally in that short period]. [Without the GPUs out there's not even an attempt to boot.]

It's an SLI motherboard for a toshiba (model X200-219). If I take out one of the GPUs (they are on top of each other) it surprisingly lets the motherboard turn on too (as it is if both are out) but it still turns off after 2-3 seconds, same behavior.

I wonder if it's the GPU that produces the 'turn off after being on' behavior and not something else.

[Has anyone seen this behavior with blown up GPUs or could it be something else?]

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