Computer does not post up
Posted 18 October 2006 - 07:02 PM
Posted 18 October 2006 - 08:19 PM
this one interests me
remember I am working blind so bare with me
also if you haven't mentioned it yet:
- what model of computer
- what os, XPpro or home
- how old is it
I cannot really advise until I know the above but others will if you leave those details, but just to answer your questions, no it isn't directly the harddrive because the comp would boot and read 'no system found'
bedtime calls ,thanks
Posted 19 October 2006 - 12:33 PM
System check for a non-booting computer.
1. Is the computer completely dead? No lights, no fans spin, no POST
beep, no noise at all? Check power supply and all connections. Replace
PS with known good one. Try rebooting.
2. Try a different power switch, or pull the power switch wires off the
motherboard and carefully jump the pins on the motherboard with a small
screwdriver. Only momentarily touch the pins. Don't know what pins they
are? download the manual for your motherboard or carefully follow the
wires from the power switch to the MB.
3. If power supply and switch is OK, check memory. Reseat memory first
then replace with a known good stick if reseat does not work. Again
4. If 1,2,&3 are good, pull all connections to cdrom drives, any USB
devices. Leave connection to hard drive. Replace any USB keyboard and
mouse with PS2 style units. Try to reboot computer.
5. If the computer still does not boot replace hard drive with a known
good unit. reboot computer.
6. Still nothing? It is time to pull motherboard out of the case, set
it up on a pizza box and hook up the following items.
one stick of memory
video card (if necessary)
PS2 mouse and Keyboard
Yes the computer will boot up like this. Again you will jump the power
on switch pins on the motherboard. You only need to touch the pins
momentarily. I use a ATX power button i salvaged off a old computer,
hooked to the pins. Its just as easy for me as using a screwdriver. At
this point you should be able get to a bios logo, or by tapping the
right key, get to the bios. Some computers use the delete key, others
use the Esc key and there ar other keys some computers use. Find out on
the interent what key your computer uses. If you do get there then the
computer is booting and it is time to reinstall back in the computerand
attach the hardware back to the motherboard one piece at a time
rebooting in-between each piece of hardware you are hooking up.You are
doing this to see if one particular piece of hardware is stopping the
7. If the computer still does not boot it is time to replace the
motherboard and/or the processor. Replace the motherboard first as it
Posted 20 October 2006 - 06:49 PM
AMD 1 gig chip asus motherboard, kinda of outdated heh. Thanks for the help glad I found this site!
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