Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Computer powers on but won't boot into BIOS


  • Please log in to reply

#1
dannyrod

dannyrod

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 3 posts
Heeeeeeeeeello peoples!

My computer turns on and everything powers up ok, but it doesn't even boot into BIOS, the keyboard/mouse lights flicker once but then turn off and stay off, and it just seems like no information's getting sent out of the computer.

I've tried reseating every cable and component (CPU, video card, both sticks of RAM, etc.) in the computer, I've tried clearing the CMOS, and I tried every combination of starting up the computer with various components in and out as possible. Any idea on what I should do? Is it the motherboard?

Thanks mis amigos,
Danno
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
Neil Jones

Neil Jones

    Member 5k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,476 posts
If you've tried booting it with nothing plugged in except the CPU, the heatsink and the fan (and the power supply obviously) and you have a speaker connected and there is no response, chances are the board is indeed dead. However have you tried a new power supply?

Edited by Neil Jones, 02 September 2007 - 03:48 AM.

  • 0

#3
dannyrod

dannyrod

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 3 posts
No I haven't tried a new power supply yet, but would that be the problem if it's clearly supplying power to all the components and getting everything up and running? Thanks for your response!
  • 0

#4
Neil Jones

Neil Jones

    Member 5k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,476 posts
Your power supply may have a faulty rail (a rail is a certain voltage level regulated to a fixed amount, typically 12v, 5v and 3.3v), its no good if it powers everything else but isn't providing the mainboard with enough juice. Add to that some motherboards are fussy if they find the power supply isn't providing enough power on certain rails.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP