I need a little help with this one.
I'm working on a co-workers computer and I've reach the end of my tech abilities.
Hp pavilion a705w
Celeron 340 2.93 - 478 pin
MSI motherboard - ms-6577 v3
The tower will power up but I get a blank screen (stays in standby). The fans run and the hard drive light blinks once. The motherboard does not give any error beeps.
This is what I've done so far:
-the power supply is good and tested with another power supply (which I know is good)
-pulled everthing from the board except for the cpu, memory, and hard drive
-pulled the button battery for 10 minutes with power cord unplugged and then cleared cmos with jumper
-removed the heatsink and reseated the cpu
-removed the heatsink and tried to power up pc (a few seconds) and the cpu got hot (don't know if this means it's good)
This has happened to me once on my first build and the cpu was the blame but I don't want to spend my co-workers money on parts that could be a problem.
My guess is the cpu but I just want to know if there is anything else I could try.
I do not own any Celeron cpu's (I'm a AMD fan ) nor another motherboard to test the cpu on and the warranty on the pc is long gone.
Thanks for you time as always