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System will not POST


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monkeymedia

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Hi all,

Just trying to help out a friend who's system seems to have died.

What is happening:

System will not POST, nothing at all not even a beep from the board. Further investigation inside shows when powered on the CPU and case fans spin, green power light on hard drive lights up. Feels like the hard drive is spinning.

What i have tryed:

- Clear CMOS
- Unplug all unnecessary components then try again
- Another hard drive
- Another video card
- All possible arrangements of RAM (unfortunately do not have any different sticks to try)

Now i am stuck!

From the information i have it seems the system got progressively worse over time, friend had system reformatted but soon after it began to run slower.

I'm thinking that the motherboard or CPU may be fried however am not sure.

Any other things i can try or suggestions would be much appreciated?

Thanks in advance

MonkeyM

Edited by monkeymedia, 05 December 2006 - 01:05 PM.

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austin_o

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You could try removing all of the RAM, then boot up. If you do not hear beep code errors, the motherboard is bad (this assumes your system speaker is working).
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Kurenai

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Technically speaking, that could also be a dead PSU.
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monkeymedia

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Hi again.

ok - tried the RAM - same as before fans and lights but no POST codes

Next i took the PSU from my old PC now it gets weird:

After pressing power button a few times the PC will appear to POST - everything starts up as if normal then before any POST messages on the monitor it shuts off.

I'm still thinking it is the board - any more thoughts or other ways i can sort out for definite where the problem lies?

Thanks again

MonkeyM

Edited by monkeymedia, 09 December 2006 - 06:02 AM.

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