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upthevolume

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Ok so I got a motherboard used from a person on eBay and he ensures that it was working when he sent it out. Now I am stuck in a little problem because he will not refund it so I need to try and fix this problem.

My problem is I used this motherboard in a new computer build that I just finished though when I pressed the power button to turn the computer on it came on but the display stayed turned off. I have waited and waited for something to happen but nothing. There is a input on the screen it's just black. No picture what so ever.

Here is a photo of the inside:
http://www.flickr.co...129763/sizes/l/
And here is one of the screen:
http://www.flickr.co...128133/sizes/l/

Here is what I have tried already:

Two different monitors
Two different Graphics cards
Two different PCI-E Slots on the motherboard
I have taken the CMOS battery out and reset the BIOS and still nothing....
I have also tried unplugging all unnecessary devices such as Hard drives and DVD drives. Just the bare core system parts
The RAM is in the slot correctly it will not go no further it's clicked in.
The CPU is the correct way around.
There is power to the motherboard with no Red lights ever showing.

Please help as I spent a lot of money on this and I if i cannot get it sorted it was money down the drain!

Thanks in advance,


Sam
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jurasis

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Anyone?
Really, we need your help!
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rshaffer61

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Disconnect everything from the Motherboard except

* keyboard
* mouse
* video output
* 20+4 powercable
* 4/8 pin 12v wire both coming from the powersupply,
* Cpu fan wire
* power and reset button to the case
*case speaker

Now you should have NOTHING connected to the motherboard except what was listed above.

The goal here is just to test the mobo:

If the computer still will not boot up the please remove the motherboard from the computer along with the power supply

place the motherboard on a piece of card board larger than the motherboard,

this will eliminate a short from the mobo to the case witch could be a possibility

Install the cpu with, 1 stick ram in dimm 1, power supply, case switch and case speaker
Connect ps2 mouse and keyboard along with the monitor
Repeat the above and power on

If the computer now boots into bios you most likely had a case short so make sure when installing the motherboard in the case that you use standoffs and they line up with the mounting holes in the motherboard and none of the standoffs touch anything else on the underside of the board.
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upthevolume

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I have tried this and I have gotten no luck I am going to send the motherboard back hopefully.
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I see you tried the steps but it looked to me like it was done while still inside the case. Did you try it with the MOBO taken out of the case and with the minimum connections needed to start the system?

Please let us know what happens with sending the board back.
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I did remove the motherboard from the case I put it on top of a empty Cardboard box only putting in one stick of RAM the CPU with heat-sink, GPU and PSU That is it. Nothing still don't work so I will try to get a refund will let you know how it goes

Edited by upthevolume, 28 May 2009 - 06:02 PM.

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Thank you for the quick reply and the update on the steps you have taken.
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