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I recently had a motherboard that was DOA and I believe I have another one. The first one would not even startup, it tried to startup but it couldn’t. I have the replacement I just received and now it won’t post, it is extremely weird. I have never seen or herd of this before. I have the motherboard sitting on the box it came with; it is hooked up to a power supply, RAM, Processor w/heat sink, and the onboard speaker. When it starts up it stays on but it doesn’t post anything on the display, and I have tried it with multiple working monitors I have also tried installing a graphics card and it still doesn’t work. The screen just blinks on startup. So, I get no Adios or video but when I hooked up a hard rive it starts to access the hard rive like its booting into windows. But I still don’t have any ideas whatsoever.

Another thing would the computer at least start to post or beep if I had a good motherboard but a bad processor?

Any help with either of those problems would be great :thumbsup:

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Usually If you do not have video the monitor puts up a small window that says no video. You may not get any sounds if the motherboard depends on an external system speaker to give a POST sound. A easy way to check is to try getting into the bios by hitting the delete key( your's may be different, some are). Many new builds i set up on a cardboard box with PS, HD, keyboard, mouse, monitor( with video card if necessary), and memory, just so i can see that the Mb will boot and to look around the BIOS to see what is available to use. If you have on-board video and you cannot get any video (including bios video) the motherboard display is probably bad. I keep a PCI video card around for just such occasions. I can usually get to the bios screen with a pci card, and there can switch the onboard to AGP or PCI.

I have also done a 2 time RMA ( return merchandise) replacement on one certain motherboard that all 3 boards were bad. I think they were selling refurbished MB's as new so i quit dealing with the company. The Mb's were for an older computer that the parts were hard to find for.

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Edited by SRX660, 11 October 2006 - 08:02 AM.

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Specs would be nice.
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Ok thank you for replyin i know how busy it can get around here :blink:

Ok well i thought that the motherboards onboard could be bad as well so i pluged in my PCI express x16 7950 gt and it still didnt work. Its a Socket am2 Gigabyte Micro atx Motherboard, with a AMD 64 3800+ with 1 gig of XMS DDR2 800, A 320gb HD SATAII WD, and a samsung DVD burner, o yah the Power supply is a 550 modular power supply.

The motherboard does not beep and i do have the onboard speaker plugged in.

Thanks a bunch

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I would say it is time to replace the motherboard again if all the other hardware is working. I recently had a intel MB that would only go to a intel logo . I could not get it to do anything else. I started checking things by replacing the other hardware one piece at a time. When i replaced the HD with another i all of a sudden could get to the bios.

So i think you need to find out if any of your hardware is bad before replacing the MB. I also know this is a daunting task for people that do not have thr available parts necessary to check everything. Perhaps taking the parts to a local computer shop to check them may be the cheapest alternative right now. Many times i do this for local people very cheaply since it usually leads to them buying other hardware and services from me later.

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Well the I think it is time to go with a different manufacture, I am pretty sure that its the motherboard. When i take out the CPU the board is still not responsive, no beeb code or anything and the guy i talked to a gigabyte was trying to tell me that award Bios did not have any bios beeb code for bad cpu. I did some research and i did find several sites that said it had one.

So I am going to go by a Abit now

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what mobo do you have
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